The Sisters of Loretto, a Catholic order founded on social justice, have lived lives of faith and service on 780 peaceful acres outside Louisville, Kentucky since 1812. Their bucolic existence may be threatened by the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline, which would connect the Pennsylvania, Ohio and W. Virginia fracking operations with an existing pipeline to the Gulf Coast by going right through their sacred land. Their response, sometimes in song, is a grass-roots campaign against fracking and the pipeline, which they’re taking to their local community. These anti-fracking nuns are getting a lot of national attention.
This video from Climate Desk tells their tale.