In this Down to Earth episode, Helen Holden Slottje, a lawyer in upstate New York, discusses her pioneering legal strategy to keep the controversial oil and gas development process known as "fracking" out of communities.
Thanks in large part to Helen Slottje's efforts, more than 170 communities in New York have fracking bans or moratoriums on the books. In 2014, Helen’s hard work and bravery were rewarded with the Goldman Environmental Prize, often referred to as the “Green Nobel Prize.” Helen spoke to Campaign Manager Kathleen Sutcliffe in April of 2013.
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