On this week's energyNOW! pipeline safety is in the spotlight; The mountaintop removal mining debate is revived and we hear from prophets who believe the "Green Bible" can save not only our souls, but the Earth.
In "Danger From Below," Dan Goldstein goes inside the community of San Bruno, California, devastated by a gas pipeline explosion, and looks at what's being done about the nation's aging pipeline infrastructure. Can a robot called a "smart pig" really keep Americans safe from another deadly blast?
Plugged has the stories of a new offshore wind project set for the Texas coast, what BP is doing about safety 6 months after the Deepwater Horizon blast, and why China may be holding back key elements needed for the U.S. to build a green economy.
On "The Mix," Joe Romm of the Center for American Progress, author Robert Bryce of the Manhattan Institute and energy lawyer Sheila Hollis discuss pipeline safety, mountaintop removal mining and how energy issues are playing into the 2010 midterm elections.
This week's "Hot Zone" takes a loot at how the endangered desert tortoise could keep BrightSource Energy from developing its federal lease to for a concentrating solar project in the Mojave desert.
In "God Goes Green," Lee Patrick Sullivan talks to disciples of the "Green Bible," who believe environmental stewardship might as well be the Eleventh Commandment. They're building certified green churches, convents with geothermal heating systems, and even mosques that put environmental friendliness next to Godliness.
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