From TomDispatch tonight: A powerful, piece of reporting from the front-lines of the anti-fracking movement – Ellen Cantarow, “Shale-Shocked, Fracking Gets Its Own Occupy Movement.”
In this trailblazing effort, Cantarow interviews participants in the movement, follows developments as local bans on fracking cascade across the state and anti-fracking citizens are voted into office, and vividly describes a movement with minimal funds facing off against some of the wealthiest corporations on the planet – with amazing success.
As she writes, “Consider this, then, an environmental Occupy Wall Street. It knows no divisions of social class or political affiliation. Everyone, after all, needs clean water.”
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