Hector Fracking Petition Meeting Tomorrow Night
Trumansburg-area anti-fracking activists may want to head on down the road a bit to Hector tomorrow night. I just got this following message forwarded to me by a concerned citizen of the town of Ulysses:
On December 13th, 2011 at 7pm concerned residents will present a petition to the town Board of Hector, NY calling for the board to enact a local ban or a moratorium for hydrofracking in the town of Hector NY. Since the town hall can only safely accommodate 60 people, additional citizens will be holding a candlelight vigil outside the town hall.
In recent months citizen’s groups in Hector have been working to educate the board on the inherent dangers of hydrofracking, including health and safety issues, overall quality of life and the negative impact to the local economy, which depends heavily on tourism, wineries and agriculture.
The petition effort began in the early autumn of 2011 and is being presented now because of concern that the state DEC may begin issuing permits for hydrofracking in 2012.
The Hector Town Hall is located at 5097 State Route 227, Burdett, NY. Board meetings are the second Tuesday of every month from 7-9pm.
Josh Harben, Volunteer, Media/Public Relations
Hector Clean Water Initiative