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I Wrote a Book the Fracking Industry Doesn't Want You to Read


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I Wrote a Book the Fracking Industry Doesn't Want You to Read

Wenonah Hauter

My new book, Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment will be released this week and I want to tell you why I wrote it.

In the 1990s, I worked on a project to promote renewable energy. Even then, renewables were ready. They were cost-effective and along with energy efficiency technologies, we were poised to make the transition.

But, the fossil fuel industry used its immense power to stop the necessary progress from happening.


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This is as true of Big Pharma and Monsanto/Big Agri as it is of Big Energy:

"Over the past century, a handful of powerful interests have conspired to avoid the laws designed to keep them from becoming too politically powerful and dominating a single industry. They captured our regulatory bodies and elected officials and they destroyed the set of policies that had been developed over time to protect people and the environment."

I will get your book, Ms. Hauter. It's a good companion volume to "Dark Money" by Jane Mayer and "The Devil's Chessboard" by David Talbot. Knowing how deep and dense the labyrinth of corruption runs, it's a mixed blessing. On the one hand, truth is the item that ought set us free; but on the other, understanding the depraved indifference to life, laws, and liberty is a curse to wrestle with... until such time as the sociopaths who run so many "too big to fail" operations are out of business, arrested, or put into exile.


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In Ontario, Canada, I discovered that the provincial government handed the public records that catalogue the mining & petroleum cartels' activities to the private sector. When I contacted this industry library to access information re fracking activities in Ontario, I was told that it might cost me $200.00 (which I don't have) to get this information. Maybe more, they said.
The website also paraded scary legal limitations upon individuals use of this information and its public sharing.
How do you spell fascism?


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Wenonah,
Please make sure that this book is recorded into an Audible version. I listen to books all the time while riding a bicycle...two birds with one stone, to use a brutal metaphor. I would listen to this!