Boiling Frogs

Intel v. The Village


What's a little village to do when a psychopathic multi-national corporation moves in next door?

In 1992, Intel Corporation ramped up its toehold on the mesa above the Village of Corrales, building its $2 billion flagship plant, the largest of its kind in the world.  Then another followed that was even larger.  Then another.  The battle was on between the unholy triad of big money / big business / politics and a band of "quaint guerillas" who saw their peaceful rural lifestyle threatened by the new neighbor on the hill.  Touted as a "clean industry," Villagers would soon find out that making computer chips is anything but clean as tons of toxic chemicals got dumped into the air they breathed and the water was pumped out from under them at a titanic rate.

"Boiling Frogs" is both memoir and journalistic account.  It's a tell-all, fully-documented report of Intel Inside New Mexico, told by someone who was up close from the beginning of this shocking story that spans a period of twenty years from 1984 to 2004... and the story is far from over.

This is a cautionary tale for anyone who wakes up to find out that a monster's moved in ...."

Visit the website and comment on the blog:

By: Barbara Rockwell