Essential Pittsburgh
8:33 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

How Do You Gather Community Consensus on Fracking?

To frack or not to frack on Allegheny College land
To frack or not to frack on Allegheny College land
Credit Doug Butchy / Flickr

Allegheny College, located 90 minutes north of Pittsburgh, has been nationally recognized for its sustainable initiatives. But could the green campus get a black eye if it leases land for hydraulic fracking? Right now it's the campus is considering whether or not to open portions of the college's land to the option of shale gas drilling.

PublicSource reporter Natasha Khan spoke with students, alumni, and faculty on campus about how the administration has approached the question of fracking on Allegheny College land.