Fracking’s Costs Fall Disproportionately on the Poor and Minorities in South Texas

InsideClimate: Chavel Lopez lives just a few miles north of Texas' Eagle Ford--one of the many regions in the country recently given a makeover from the fracking industry. "I just have to drive a bit south and see the wells and the flames," he said. For Lopez, rather than a booming industry, these are signs of yet another pollution burden for the region's people of color. "We already had issues. Right here in San Antonio, fuel storage tanks were all located on the eastside, predominantly African American......

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