Public Education Forum Exploring Impacts of Gas Drilling with High
December 8 (6:30 pm) at the Trumansburg High School
In a continuing effort to assess presumed consequences of “fracking,” local residents, politicians and environmental groups will stage a free Public Educational Forum entitled, “Impacts of Gas Drilling with High Volume Hydrofracturing” on Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m. at Trumansburg High School (off route 96).
The Forum will feature a faculty addressing diverse aspects of this complex problem:
- Louis Allstadt—Former Executive Vice President at
Mobil Oil Corp.
- Don Barber—Caroline Town Supervisor, Chairman of
the Tompkins County Council of Governments, local businessman and
owner of a dairy farm.
- Julie & Craig Sautner—Dimock, PA, residents
who have experienced first-hand water well contamination secondary
to the industrialized hydrofracking process.
- Helen Slottje, Esq.—Senior Attorney, Community
Environmental Defense Council (CEDC) Ithaca, NY.
- Sandra Steingraber, PhD —A local resident and
internationally renowned biologist and prize-winning author whose
major interest is the effects of environmental toxins on human
The forum will be moderated by Mary June King, a Trumansburg native and community pillar long involved in secondary school education. A Q&A session will follow the panelists’ presentations.
Sponsored by Ulysses Gas Drilling Advisory Board, Coalition to Protect New York,
and Committee to Preserve the Finger Lakes