The president promised to fight for communities like Scranton, but 10 months into his presidency, he’s yet to use his executive authority to crack down on fracking or regulate its toxic waste.
When Joe Biden came back to Scranton last month, there was a place he didn’t visit: the landfill on the edge of town that’s full of toxic fracking waste.
Biden is a child of Scranton. On Election Day 2020, he returned to his childhood home in Scranton and scratched a message onto the hallway of his house: “From this house to the White House, but for the grace of God.”
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