This Daily Climate article discusses how some anti-fracking activists shout down oil and gas execs over fracking at US Steel mill.
Tensions ran hot Wednesday night during a community meeting about proposed fracking at the site of U.S. Steel’s Edgar Thomson Steel mill in Braddock, 10 miles east of downtown Pittsburgh.
Fracking, another name for hydraulic fracturing, is a process of extracting oil and gas by drilling deep wells and injecting liquid at high pressure. The practice has been linked with a range of health effects including skin, genital, and urinary issues, low birth weights, asthma, and depression. It has been banned by New York, Vermont, and Maryland, along with a growing number of U.S. counties and foreign countries like France, Germany and Ireland.