In this episode of Upfront host Salima Hamirani speaks with Shoshana Walters of the Center for Investigative Reporting about her recent article exploring the prevalent sexual abuse on remote weed farms in Northern California.
Then, we hear from Wenonah Hauter, founder and Executive Director of Food & Water Watch. She has worked extensively on food, water, energy and environmental issues at the national, state and local level. Her latest book is Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment.
About the book:
A true tale of corruption and greed, Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment exposes how more than 100 years of political influence peddling facilitated the control of our energy system by a handful of corporations and financial institutions. It provides the public policy backstory and the history of deregulation that has turned our communities into sacrifice zones.
Even in such dire circumstances, Frackopolyauthor Wenonah Hauter is hopeful. People who are sick, tired and fed-up are standing up to the corporations and forcing their policymakers to take action. Frackopolychronicles the power generated by an exciting grassroots movement that is not only fighting to ban fracking — it is helping to take back our democracy