Despite being a champion of workers' rights, endorsed by SEIU and UE, Pitsburgh AFL-CIO leaders who are tied to the fossil fuel industry are spending massive amounts of money to try and prevent her re-election.
Though the flashing sign is meant to celebrate the fracking boom, Sharon Wilson, Texas coordinator of Earthworks, sees it as a warning sign of the urgent need to cut greenhouse gas emissions to avoid catastrophic climate change.
There’s so much toxic wastewater produced from fracking oil and gas in the U.S. that it’s difficult to envision just how much water comes from the wells. Expressed in terms of barrels or swimming pools, the numbers still grow dizzyingly high.
The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which would carry fracked gas 600 miles from West Virginia to North Carolina and possibly points farther south, has been hit with setbacks in recent weeks that raise questions about its future.