State Senator Greg Ball, 40th District, will be giving a presentation at the Lewisboro library at 15 Main Street on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m., on hydraulic fracturing, also known as hydrofracking or fracking. Hydrofracking is the controversial process of extracting natural gas from gas shale deposits.
In August, Sen. Ball said he joined Oscar-nominated filmmaker Josh Fox for a tour of Bradford County, Pa. where he witnessed firsthand the effects hydrofracking can have on communities. Sen. Ball said he is urging Gov.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.
“This past summer I took a trip to Dimock, Pa. to see for my own eyes the effects that fracking has had on Pennsylvania property owners,” Sen. Ball said. “I visited families who had their drinking water contaminated with the toxic concoction natural gas companies use and who saw the values of their homes drop by 90 percent. I am working diligently to make sure the public is educated about the potential effects of fracking and that the proper regulations are put in place to prevent big gas companies from devastating our homes and landscape.” (ARTICLE)
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