Environmental justice advocate to speak about fracking and safe drinking water


YOUNGSTOWN

Lois Gibbs, an environmental justice advocate and author, will speak at 7 p.m. March 13 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, 1105 Elm St., about fracking and safe drinking water.

The event, sponsored by Frackfree Mahoning Valley, is free.

Gibbs led efforts in the late 1970s to bring national attention to chemicals leaking from a toxic waste dump in Love Canal, a neighborhood in Niagara Falls. She serves as the founder and executive director for the Center for Health, Environment and Justice, a national nonprofit.

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