Fracking Fight: New York Town Takes on Energy Giants

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By claiming to depend less on foreign energy and creating more jobs, fracking, or hydraluic fracturing used to extract natural gas, has won support. However, communities are concerned about the impact of fracking on the environment. Now one New York town has taken the fight to the next level. CCTV’s Karina Huber reports.

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New York Town Fights Fracking

New York Town Fights Fracking

By claiming to depend less on foreign energy and creating more jobs, fracking, or hydraluic fracturing used to extract natural gas, has won supporters. However, communities are concerned about the impact of fracking on the environment: one New York town has taken the fight to the next level. CCTV's Karina Huber reports.
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CCTV’s Michelle Makori interviews Helen Slottje, one of the lawyers who advised the citizens of the New York town of Dryden on how to enact a drilling ban. Slottje is one of six recipients to be awarded the Goldman Environmental prize: the world’s largest award for grassroots environmentalists.

Helen Slottje on Campaign Against Fracking

Helen Slottje on Campaign Against Fracking

CCTV's Michelle Makori interviews Helen Slottje, one of the lawyers who advised the citizens of the New York town of Dryden on how to enact a drilling ban. Slottje is one of six receipents to be awarded the Goldman Environment prize: the world's largest award for grassroots environmentalists.
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