October 7, 2014
By Sister Ana S.
In the south of Argentina, about three years ago, hydraulic fracking began to be promoted to extract unconventional oil and gas, as a new sort of wishful thinking that will resolve all of the energy, economic and labor problems of the area where I live: a beautiful valley that has produced fruits and vegetables for more than 100 years, which also has a large river with a large basin, which fills from the snows of the Andes mountains.
Don Carlos, a farmer who lets us use his house to hold meetings about this environmental issue, told us very angrily, “The bad smell is terrible and the air is un-breathable. They’re going to kill the river and everything… .” He was referring to the effects that the fracking wells are having on nearby fields, which are watered by a beautiful river. Read More