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How a Small Town Is Standing Up to Fracking:

Grant Township, Pennsylvania, population 741, has became the front line of a radical new environmental movement – and they’re not backing down

May 31, 2017

“Who will fight back? To some extent, we have already seen the answer. It is rural communities, it is poor communities, it is communities of color, places like Standing Rock, and Flint, Michigan, and Grant Township, vulnerable communities that again and again find themselves on the front lines of the fight for a cleaner world. These are the places where industry goes to dump its waste and do its dirtiest work. “It is areas that suck,” says Long. “Areas that don’t have a population, or at least a wealthy, educated population. It is areas like Grant Township. We are a sacrifice zone.”


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