Speaking of Women of Courage

Last year’s Woman of Courage, Jessica Ernst, has won a hard-fought victory in her on-going battle with the Canadian energy giant EnCana. An outspoken critic of water pollution due to “fracking,” an extractive method for natural gas, Jessica has succeeded in forcing the company to release information about the harmful substances used in the process. The judge even ordered the refund of $4,000 paid by Jessica for the Freedom of Information lawsuit.