Anna Witowska-Ritter is Food & Water Europe’s Eastern Europe Program Coordinator. She is researching agricultural issues in Eastern Europe, monitoring factory farms, and writing a newsletter about these issues affecting the area she comes from. She is cooperating with several NGOs in Eastern Europe who share our goals of promoting sustainable farming and a more just food system. Anna has a Ph.D. in Sociology from Jagiellonian University She can be reached at awitowska(at)fweurope(dot)org.
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Saturday, February 11, 2012
Europe Has Every Right to Be Emotional About Fracking
As if he were employing the pop psychology Mars-versus-Venus framework on the issue, Shell Chief Executive Peter Voser called for a less “emotional” response to fracking in Europe. He stated that the European discussion on shale gas exploration is not factual but fuelled by emotions. So, can we thus infer that Mars — embodied by oil and gas corporations — must be focused on profits and is ready to drill?