Rich Bindell is a senior writer and outreach specialist at Food & Water Watch.
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Friday, February 13, 2015
TPP is the Crazy Train, and Fast Track is the Highway to Hell
We’ve been exposed to an awful lot of banter and propaganda about international trade deals recently. In the past year, the words “Fast Track,” “Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP),” and “trade promotion authority” have been thrown around quite liberally, most recently in the State of the Union Address...
Monday, December 12, 2011
Are Privatized Water Utilities in Cahoots With Shale Gas Companies?
On one hand, we have shale gas companies who have been rushing into various regions of the country to extract gas using a dangerous extraction process that involves toxic chemicals potentially contaminating our drinking water. On the other hand, we also have investor-owned water utilities (IOU’s) who are taking a public resource out of the hands of the public and profiting greatly from it. What happens when you put them both together?