Thursday’s auction was a juicy meal for the 32 corporate bidders, which included such major Western energy giants as Shell, ExxonMobil, and BP. Unprecedented in size and in the opposition it provoked, the auction fit neatly into Temer’s neoliberal agenda for Brazil.
“Take a skunk and every household chemical, put it in a blender, puree it for five minutes and take a whiff. It burns the back of your throat, makes you gag, makes you want to puke. It’s all still bad. That’s why [the inspectors are] back up here.” — Dimock, Pa. resident Ray Kemble.
Ever since the dangerous consequences of natural gas extraction via hydraulic fracturing – popularly known as “fracking” -- entered the national consciousness, the small town of Dimock, Pennsylvania has arguably been