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Ball to Give Hydrofracking Talk in Lewisboro

LEWISBORO, N.Y - Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will give a presentation at the Lewisboro Library Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m. on hydraulic fracturing – the process of extracting natural gas from gas shale deposits.

The presentation is 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, Ball joined Oscar-nominated filmmaker Josh Fox for a tour of Bradford County, Pennsylvania, where he witnessed first hand the effects hydrofracking can have on communities. Now, he is urging Governor 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 with my own eyes the effects that fracking has had on Pennsylvania property owners,” 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 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 to our homes and landscape”.

The Lewisboro Library is located at 15 Main St. in South Salem.

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