This week on The Allegheny Front, more than a billion gallons of frack waste-almost of it from Pennsylvania and West Virginia were injected into underground wells in Ohio last year. Residents say they’ve had enough. And, it sounded like a good idea: train veterans to farm lavender on abandoned coal fields, transforming the landscape and their lives. Then the money dried up.
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Stories in this episode
- Ohio Residents Fed Up with Fracking Wastewater- Ohio regulators just approved a controversial injection well. Activists are considering an appeal.
- Tougher Penalties Proposed for Vandalizing Pipelines, Power Plants- Environmentalists and the American Civil Liberties Union have spoken out against the bill.
- Lavender Farming Project Doesn’t Go as Planned- A program to retrain veterans and others on how to grow lavender plants on former strip mines has left participants feeling misled and exploited.
- Disposal Well Near Pittsburgh Gets a Hearing- The well would inject 25 million gallons of fracking waste a year into depleted natural gas well.