Hydrofracking Roundtable Discussion – November 28, 2011

Hydrofracking Roundtable Discussion

On Monday, Nov. 28th the CUNY Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) will hold its first-ever event???a Roundtable Discussion on Hydrofracking in New York.?? As you may know from the extensive news coverage, hydrofracking is a technique for extracting natural gas from shale rock.?? In states where the technique has been used, the environmental consequences have been devastating.?? New York is currently in the midst of a regulatory process considering whether to authorize hydrofracking in the Marcellus Shale region (upstate.)???? A decision to move forward with hydrofracking would not only affect local communities upstate but might also jeopardize the integrity of New York City???s water supply.?? As part of that process, the New York Department of Conservation (DEC)will be holding a public meeting in NYC on November 30, 2011.?? The CUNY Roundtable is a public event designed to raise awareness in preparation of that meeting. The??Roundtable will be held in the CUNY Law Auditorium from 6:30-8:30.

Please join us for a roundtable conversation on these questions with experts from the New York State Attorney Generals Office, Catskill Citizens for Clean Energy, Food and Water Watch and ProPublica. There will be a reception afterwards.??The event is open to the public, and CLE credit will be available for a $15 processing fee.