Lithium Mining

Lithium Mining in the Atacama Salt Flats, Chile: How the Strive for Environmentally Sustainable Vehicles is Doing More Harm Than Good by Patrycja SzwarcSite Description: Although there are a number of companies who mine lithium in the Atacama Desert in Chile, I want...

California’s Black Heroin

Los Angeles Urban Oil Drilling: California’s Black Heroin by J. SedilloSite Description: Oil was discovered in Los Angeles County in the early 1890’s, the ‘Los Angeles Oil Field’ was once the top producing oil field in California. Though Los Angeles county is the...

If I Sign

“If I Sign, They’ll Mine”: A Comparison Between Differing Native American Perspectives on Energy Extraction by Lauren MaffiaSite Description: Approximately 30% of the total amount of coal and oil in the United States rests in or near Indian Reservations. In Montana,...

Uranium Mines

Uranium Mines, the “Hidden” Poison of the Navajo Nation: How Anti-Nuclear Campaigns restricted progress for Navajo activism by Nicholas KennySite Description: This research paper is set in the mid-20th century, during the beginning of the nuclear arms races between...

The Price of Gas

The Price of Gas: How Cabot Oil & Gas profited at the expensive of the residents of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania by Cameron GreerSite Description: Since 2008, there has been a huge boom in the hydraulic fracturing industry in Pennsylvania in counties above the...

Get the Frack Out

“Get the Frack Out”:Environmental and Economic Implications of Hydraulic Fracturing in Bradford County, PA by Roy SamuelSite Description: The Marcellus Shale is a region that extends as far north as upstate New York, through Pennsylvania to West Virginia, and as far...

Newark’s Ironbound

Newark’s Ironbound Community Loses Against Incinerator by Arqum MasoodSite Description: The site I am focusing on is a garbage incinerator in Newark’s Ironbound area. The garbage incinerator is run by a company called Covanta, which launched its garbage incineration...

They Have Forgotten About Us

“They Have Forgotten About Us!”: Injustices brought onto the national spotlight due to a “natural disaster” to Ponce & San Juan, Puerto Rico by John Wesley CrespoSite Description: My research is focused on two locations: the capital city of San Juan as well as the...

Oil Pipelines

Oil Pipelines: The Disregard Of The Native American Voice by Stephen DalihaSite Description: The Keystone Pipeline is something I was exposed to through television/cable news, as well as the massive coverage it received through social media. My vision for this paper...

Three Mile Island: Health

Democracy in Decline: Faith and Trust at Three Mile Island by Vinas Patel Site Description: In March, 1979, the nuclear plant at Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania became a scene of national and global attention. Technical malfunction and administrative negligence led to...