“In order for multinational corporations to protect their freedom to pollute the atmosphere, peasants, farmers, and Indigenous people are losing their freedom to live and sustain themselves in peace” (192).
This sentence stood out the most when reading chapter 6 of This Changes Everything because it is true many of the multinational corporations that are in the Oil and Gas industry disregard the problems that they create with their machines. An example that Naomi Klein used was The Nature Conservancy in Texas that was dedicated to protecting the Attwater’s Prairie Chicken. This later became a controversy because the Nature Conservancy started to frack on the preserve. With time passing by, many of the Attwater’s Prairie Chicken started to become endangered, and finally becoming extinct. Throughout the extinction process, the Nature Conservancy denied that their fracking was a cause for what was happening even though it was happening in the middle of the preserve. And there are many other companies that do the same thing, claiming that their fracking doesn’t cause harm that it must be something else. Throughout this chapter, I asked myself “why are companies selfish enough that they want to make profits instead of helping out the environment and the species that live on it?”
-Naomi Klein – Chapter 6
-Katherine Domingo Chavarria