The controversial hydraulic fracturing method or fracking is being use in Mexico. It already has major opponents. The Central Campesina Cardenista and the National Coordination of the Alliance against Fracking organized the second forum “Not to Fracking” in San Fernando, State of Tamaulipas.
The Mexican Alliance against Fracking (AMCF) has required the Secretary of Energy (Sener) to revoke the approval to perform fracking projects in thirteen municipalities of Puebla. Last week the National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) approved to do it.
The fall in oil prices has deeply affected the economies, and Mexico has not been the exception. The oil states of Mexico are currently in crisis. They have lost more than 53 thousand formal jobs, during 2016, according to the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS). This figure duplicate the last year data when there were 25,000 layoffs because of low oil prices.
Last week, in our article Oil theft an old but growing problem, we mentioned the growing problem of illegally draining oil pipelines or “La ordeña” as it is called in Mexico, which is one of the main sources for financing drug cartels.
A report in Cronica says that former congressional deputy and now leader of the front for the indigenous and rural communities’ defense with oil activity in Tabasco, Verónica Pérez Rojas has been leading a struggle against Pemex since the end of 2013. Mrs. Pérez is looking for the company to accept and start immediately to repair damage caused by oil exploitation activities in the region carried out by the corporation.