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Environmental Prize Winner Opposes Fracking

This year’s North American Goldman Environmental Prize winner used legal means to ban hydraulic fracturing in parts of central New York state.  Fracking, as it is known, is a controversial method to extract natural gas and other fossil fuels.  Anti-fracking activists say the technique hurts the environment, while the petroleum industry maintains fracking is safe.  Goldman award winner Helen Stottje is a lawyer in a mostly rural area of New York with small towns.  She’s...

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