Northeast Fights Back as Expanding Fracking Infrastructure Endangers Us All

By Ellen Cantarow, Truthout

Since 2011 I’ve been writing about the impacts of high-volume hydraulic fracturing in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and about New York, where a powerful grassroots movement has made the state ground zero for barring drilling within town borders. But while some of my interviewees have become friends, I always used to feel at a remove from their predicaments. Under my state, Massachusetts, there are no methane or oil-rich shale deposits, so there’s no drilling.

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