Oil and gas executives gathered last month to hear about a public relations effort with a very precise target: newly hired state and federal environmental inspectors.
These atrocities are being perpetrated in our name, with our tax dollars. We must hold leaders accountable.
Avi Asher-Schapiro is a freelance writer based in Oakland. He was a 2011-2012 Fulbright Fellow in Cairo and his writing has appeared in Salon, Muftah, Prospect, and the SF Bay Guardian.