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How one woman told #fracking to get out of town Goldman Environmental Prize

How one woman told #fracking to get out of town Goldman Environmental Prize

How one woman told fracking to get out of town (all over upstate New York). by Mary X. Dennis @maryxdennis • April 29, 2014 When Helen Slottje was a high-powered corporate attorney in Boston in the 1990s, she never thought of herself as an environmental crusader. But within a decade she’d become a champion for New Yorkers who don’t want fracking in their towns. On Monday, Slottje's work in upstate communities earned her the Goldman Environmental Prize . She is one of six winners across the globe to snag the world’s largest monetary award for grassroots environmentalists. Slottje and her husband David, also a lawyer, traded in their fast-paced lives in 1999 for low-key, country living in Ithaca, a liberal—half-cow, half-college—town in upstate New York. (It's my hometown, too.) “We went from being meat eaters to vegetarians, from not really any religion at all to meditating...

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