Scarsdale Friends (Quakers) will host a free community sandwich seminar concerning the controversial NYS proposals regarding hydraulic fracturing (aka “fracking”), this Sunday, September 23 beginning at 12:15 p.m. The public is invited to a light lunch at the Scarsdale Friends Meetinghouse on Popham Road, just west of Rte 22 in front of Scarsdale Village Hall.
Currently the fracturing process of shale gas extraction is exempt from EPA laws which now protect Westchester’s water suppy and air quality. Many potential problems have been identified concerning fracking, but have not been addressed by the gas industry. One problem is 1,000 truck trips per well to complete then leaves behind millions of gallons of toxic wastewater with no disposal plan. Health studies by scientists and medical professions are now being prepared to insure that New Yorkers do not become “guinea pigs” resulting from problems in the fracking process.
Both speakers have had long experience explaining all aspects of fracking and also can recommend steps those in our community can take to insure a safe and cleaner environment for the future.
To learn more about fracking go to: http://www. cleanwateraction.org/feature/fracking-explained.
Sandwiches at the September 23rd event will be available for both meat and meatless diets, and home baked goods will complete the meal. For additional information about this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 914/779-8354.