Environmental Prize Winner Opposes Fracking

May 08, 2014 07:42 PM
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This year's North American Goldman Environmental Prize winner used legal means to ban hydraulic fracturing in parts of central New York state. Fracking, as it is known, is a controversial method to extract natural gas and other fossil fuels. Anti-fracking activists say the technique hurts the environment, while the petroleum industry maintains fracking is safe. VOA's Deborah Block looks at both sides of the debate.