In the piece,
The well pad housing 24 wells sits about 1,350 feet from the school, but just 500 feet from the school’s ball fields, according to a lawsuit related to the site.
Plans were scrapped for the site near Frontier, and Bella Romero was an alternative site, according to a lawsuit filed by
At the time, Bella Romero was comprised of 82.2 percent Latino students, while
Bella Romero also features a much greater percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced price lunches, a typical barometer for poverty in education.
In the segment,
“This story isn’t about my inevitable Pulitzer, it’s about a town where fracking has run amok, a town that desperately needs a flyover journalist with the courage to say what residents have already been saying — but louder, and on camera,” Lydic says, while video shows her planting a sign near the Bella Romero playground that reads “Proudly sponsored by environmental racism and the energy industry.”
Lydic says right after
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