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Fracking: The new global water crisis

Executive Summary of Fracking: The new global water crisis, published March 9, 2012 by Food and Water Watch Within the past decade, technological advances in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” have enabled the oil and gas industry to extract large quantities of oil and natural gas from shale formations in the United States. However, […]

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Bolivian ambassador speaks out against water privatization

“We believe it would be suicide to follow the path of privatization and commercialization of water and public services.” Speech by Ambassador Pablo Solon, Permanent Representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, at the United Nations discussion on the right to water and indigenous peoples, May 24, 2011. +++++ Thank you very much, Madam President. […]

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