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Down the road to a burning planet: How fracking bypassed democracy.


Why would we be building and investing billions of dollars in the infrastructure for 40 years of use of natural gas if it were a 'bridge' fuel? This is about an dying industry that is willing to wreck the climate to keep producing oil and natural gas. And by the way - over the last several years, 80% of fracking has been for oil, not natural gas.

Activist Wenonah Hauter reviews the series of policy decisions and industry consolidation across the economic landscape that set the course for America's current fracking boom, and explains why fracked natural gas is not a "bridge fuel," but a backwards route away from renewable energy, and how collective action is America's only hope for steering the country off the dirty, disastrous course charted by politicians, business interests and (surprisingly) mainstream environmental groups.

Wenonah is author of Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment from The New Press.

Transcript via Antidote Zine

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Wenonah Hauter

Wenonah Hauter is an author, activist and founder and executive director of Food & Water Watch.


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