28 minutes | May 27, 2021

Gas Pains

Fracking for natural gas has already transformed parts of Appalachia and revolutionized American energy. Now, petrochemical plants in the region could be the next phase of energy production — using the products from fracking to make plastics. We’ll hear about the multi-billion-dollar petrochemical proposal, and how changes in the plastics industry could put an end to those plans.Also: An Appalachian resident describes life amid the fracking boom that forced her from her family land. And how satellite technology revealed Appalachia as the nation’s number one source of a powerful greenhouse gas.
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