Sister Elizabeth Riebschlaeger, 80, funded by mineral rights fees on a family property, is backing a campaign against fracking in the sleepy town of Nordheim

“I call it redeeming the money,” said Sister Elizabeth Riebschlaeger, munching a turkey sandwich in a bar with a stuffed steer’s head mounted on a wall next to a life-sized poster of John Wayne.

About six years ago, when fracking got feverish in the Eagle Ford Shale, a company offered to lease the mineral rights to some land bought by her grandfather in the 1920s.

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Source: Guardian Environment