Concious Voices Elisa Young and Madeline ffitch on Fracking waste injection

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Elisa Young ( pronounced "e-lee-sah" - I mis-pronounced it in the narration) gave a presentation at the anti-fracking conference in Columbus recently. She talks about her efforts to hold the Ohio Department of Natural Resources accountable for properly regulating and enforcing laws pertaining to fracking waste fluid injection wells. Madeline ffitch (correct spelling) blocked the gate to a waste fluid injection well near Athens and was arrested this week in order to draw attention to the dangers of waste fluid injection and the need for greater oversight and enforcement, while also advocating a ban on the practice. She'll stand trial on July 9. We feature a long, candid interview with her in this edition. Photo gleened from the Athens Messenger article here;