MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL SPEAKS ABOUT POTENTIALLY DEVASTATING EFFECTS OF HYDROFRACKING

***Saturday, February 11th at 1 p.m.***

Brewster, N.Y.– (2/6/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will be giving a presentation at the Croton Free Library this Saturday on hydraulic fracturing, the process of extracting natural gas from gas shale deposits. The presentation is just the latest in the Senator’s efforts to educate the public on the potentially devastating effects hydraulic fracturing can have in New York State.

In August, Senator Ball toured Bradford County, Pennsylvania where he witnessed firsthand the effects hydrofracking can have on communities. Now, he is 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 said, “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. 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.”

What:             Presentation on hydraulic fracturing at the Croton Free Library

Who:               Senator Greg Ball

When:            Saturday, February 11, 2012

                        1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Where:           Croton Free Library

                        171 Cleveland Drive

                        Croton-on-Hudson, New York 10520

 

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

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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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