Fossil fuels: Many Sacrifice Zones
We received this response from Michael William Mullen
Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper (Banks, Alabama)
Actually there are currently two current sacrifice zones and the “drill baby drill” folks want at least two more. The existing ones are the Gulf of Mexico and the oil (tar) sands areas of Canada (see photo). The additional ones targeted by the folks in love with fossil fuels are several eastern states (natural gas in the Marcellus Shale , e.g. NY, PA, OH) and the oil shales of our western mountains.
Additionally, the REAL sacrifice zones are the small rural towns in poorer areas and inner city areas with poorer education systems and less opportunity where people’s children see the military as a way out. These young people are or will likley become the tip of the spear when the public addiction of oil demands that we go take it from someone else!
Michael William Mullen