GETTING THE FACTS ON FRACKING

Senator Ball, Josh Fox Host GASLAND Screening in Peekskill

Brewster, N.Y. – (10/15/11) – As he continues to Get the Facts on Fracking, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is hosting a screening of the film GASLAND in Peekskill, N.Y. The Senator will be joined by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Josh Fox for the viewing, which is free and open to the public. The screening is just the latest in the Senator’s efforts to educate the public and himself about the potentially devastating effects of hydraulic fracturing in New York.

 

In August, Senator Ball joined Fox for a tour of Bradford County, Pennsylvania where he witnessed firsthand the effects hydrofracking can have on communities. He is now urging Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and his colleagues in the state legislature to take a similar tour before allowing gas companies to begin the hydrofracking process in New York.

 

Senator Ball is also calling on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to immediately extend the public comment period on hydrofracking to 180 days. Ball has introduced the Property Owner’s Bill of Rights (S5879), which would set tough, new standards for safe hydrofracking in New York.

 

Who: NYS Senator Greg Ball

GASLAND Director Josh Fox

Frack Action Co-Founder Claire Sandberg

 

What:              GASLAND Screening

 

When:              Saturday, October 22nd at 1:30 p.m.

 

Where: Peekskill Neighborhood Center

4 Nelson Ave

Peekskill, N.Y. 10566

 

The screening is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Those who wish to attend are encouraged to arrive early.

 

For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, please contact Ali Skinner: (845) 200-9716.

About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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