Helen Slottje was one of 6 to receive the 2014 Goldman Environment Prize; see the full piece I wrote here, an extract of which follows. I interviewed Helen personally, and like all the Goldman prize winners, she is truly awe-inspiring; may she inspire you.
Helen Slottje, Fighting Fracking, in the United States
Helen is doing battle literally on top of the Marcellus Shale, the largest shale gas deposit in the United States. Over a million oil or gas wells now dot the US landscape, so her work has national implications.
A commercial attorney turned rural lawyer, she gained crucial insights from an early failure to develop a successful legal framework for nearly 200 (and counting) rural communities to pass local fracking bans.
Her insights are many. At a personal level, she is now far more conscious at home about using energy, the real cost of which…
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