Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Mother Jones on "Third Worldification" of U.S.
Michael Klare has an intriguing piece in Mother Jones arguing that we are in a battle now to determine whether the U.S. will be turned into something like the global south, where environmental regulations are lax and democratic institutions are weak - all in order to facilitate the corporate exploitation of fossil resources. Will we increasingly see the evisceration of health and environmental standards to make production of extreme energy sources as cheap and profitable as possible? This is part of the story of Denton- we are now in a discussion about just how to balance safety standards with our need for gas (and thus our need for corporations to get the stuff out of the ground).