CARTSS Inititative 2013:
Community Impacts of Energy Sources
CARTSS’ plan for the Spring of 2013 is to initiate a project that will be interdisciplinary at its core and will address a pressing local and global set of social, environmental, and economic issues. This initiative will house two main projects to start:
Human Survival in a New Nuclear Age: CARTSS plans to explore more specifically the impact of the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown on energy resource decisions in the United States and globally.
The Effects of Hydraulic Fracturing on Communities: CARTSS plans to incubate research on the science and social science implications of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), both locally in Colorado and in other national and international locations.