Fracking Forum to be held in Dundee Oct. 17

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

A consortium of groups and businesses are sponsoring a forum on fracking at the Dundee Central School Auditorium, Dundee on Oct. 17.  It will start at 7 p.m.

Horizontal, high-volume, high-pressure hydrofracking, or “fracking,” is a highly controversial form of unconventional methane gas drilling which is used in various black shale deposits like the Marcellus and the Utica strata.  

While several communities in our region have been informed by various organizational representatives that this drilling will not come to our area of the Finger Lakes, the high levels of leasing and attempted leasing indicate otherwise.

The forum will feature professionals and community members knowledgeable about the fracking process and its impacts on communities in other states. The forum will conclude with an open mic Question and Answer period.