NACLA: Mexico’s Fracking Impasse

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I wrote for NACLA on the fracking industry in Mexico.

“The promised fracking boom in Mexico, hyped in U.S. media and pushed by the U.S. government, has yet to materialize. Local communities and environmental organizations want it to stay that way. Anti-fracking activists see a window of opportunity to push President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to put a fracking ban into law. They worry that if fracking does eventually pick up, before or after AMLO leaves office, it could drain and contaminate dwindling water resources.”

Read the full story here.

Extraction sites near Patantla, Veracruz (Photo courtesy of Corason).