DRAC is co-sponsoring the Coalition to Protect Communities from Fracking’s Collateral Damage Conference. This action-oriented conference will be held on November 15th 9am – 5pm in Textor Hall, Ithaca College. Keynote speaker will be David Slottje, Esq. of the Community Environmental Defense Council.
Registration will be opening soon, and check our website www.stopfrackgasdamageny.org for updates on speakers, registration, and event schedule. All groups and individuals are invited to register
An interactive map shows the pipelines, compressor stations and other infrastructure coming to a town near you.
While New York’s highest court has upheld a town’s right to prohibit fracking within its borders, fracking threats still loom — regardless of whether a community has enacted a ban or moratorium on this activity.
All communities, with bans or otherwise, will feel the impact of fracking-related activities nearby. Air and water pollution know no jurisdictional boundaries, and the build-up of natural gas infrastructure (i.e., pipelines, compressor stations, storage facilities and export terminals) will create hazards across municipal, county and state lines.
Panels of lawyers, municipal officials and citizens will address:
- Actions NYS municipalities and citizens have taken
- Controls available to NYS municipalities (counties/towns/villages/cities)
- Networking and action planning.