Unformatted text preview: oples. This is especially true for the global resource extraction
industry such as oil, timber, and minerals.  Globalization makes it easier for transnational corporations and capital to flee to areas with the least
environmental regulations, best tax incentives, cheapest labor, and highest profit.The struggle of African Americans in Norco, Louisiana and
the Africans in the Niger Delta are similar in that both groups are negatively impacted by Shell Oil refineries and unresponsive
governments. This scenario is repeated for Latinos in Wilmington (California) and indigenous people in Ecuador
who must contend with pollution from Texaco oil refineries. The companies may be different, but the community complaints
and concerns are very similar. Local residents have seen their air, water, and land contaminated. Many nearby residents are "trapped" in their
community because of inadequate roads, poorly planned emergency escape routes, and faulty warning systems. They live in constant fear of plant explosions and
accidents.Bhopal tragedy is fresh in the minds o...
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