Fracking for natural gas has already transformed parts of Appalachia and revolutionized American energy. Now, petrochemical plants in the region could be the next phase of energy production — using the products from fracking to make plastics. We’ll hear about the multi-billion-dollar petrochemical proposal, and how changes in the plastics industry could put an end to those plans.
Also: An Appalachian resident describes life amid the fracking boom that forced her from her family land. And, how satellite technology revealed Appalachia as the nation’s number one source of a powerful greenhouse gas.