Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

Inside Climate News: Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution. A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

This is part 4 of our 4-part series, “Fractured,” an investigation of fracking chemicals in the air, water, and people of western Pennsylvania.

WESTMORELAND COUNTY, Pa.—On a balmy evening in September of 2019, eight women gathered around a conference table in a small office about 25 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

Sunlight streamed through large windows, casting a warm glow over a side table set with coffee, biodegradable cutlery, and three kinds of pie.

“Eat pie, ladies,” commanded a tall, middle-aged woman with silver-streaked hair.

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