Alternative Spring Break Examines Fracking

student group
June 21, 2018

This spring, eleven students participated in an Alternative Spring Break trip to Western Pennsylvania, where they spent time learning about energy and extraction issues in communities impacted by fossil fuel extraction. The students took tours of former coal extraction sites, visited the Frick Environmental Center, and met with representatives of the Fractracker Alliance, a nonprofit that studies, maps, and communicates the risks of oil and gas development. The students reported returning to Penn with a new awareness of the issues of fuel extraction, and the opportunities presented by renewable energy sources in PA.