July 8, 2014
Last week, a fracking well in Monore County caught fire and likely sent contaminants into Possum Creek, killing fish for miles. Proponents of fracking say it’s a plentiful and cheap energy source, but some worry about its links to explosions and earthquakes. We’ll examine the expansion of fracking in Ohio, and its public health consequences.
September 10, 2013
Last week research revealed that a 2011 earthquake in Youngstown, OH could be linked to hydraulic fracturing in that area. Some worry that fracking causes pollution and illness. Others say it’s a safe way to extract natural gas from the earth. We’ll get an update on the debate in Ohio and Pennsylvania, and see if industry promises have come true.