Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, will host a presentation at the Mount Kisco Public Library this Thursday on hydraulic fracturing, the process of extracting natural gas from gas shale deposits.
Gas companies and businesses in the state are seeking permission to begin the hydrofracking process in New York. It has become a controversial topic with some contending it will permanently damage local communities and the environment while others say it is economically vital.
Senator Ball said: “This past summer I took a trip to Dimock, Penn., 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.”
The forum is from 5 to 7 p.m. and open to all. The library is at 100 E. Main Street by the Village Hall complex with parking nearby.