Tonight Brooklyn Community Board 10‘s Environmental Committee will host a hearing on the controversial natural gas extraction method known as Hydraulic Fracturing or fracking.
The committee will hear a presentation by a representative from NYH2O – a nonprofit group which bills itself as being “dedicated to protecting New York’s water resources from the threat posed by the gas extraction industry.”
Concerns the advocacy group has about potential dangers from the recently approved Spectra Pipeline – including “radon in natural gas from the Marcellus Shale entering the NYC water supply” will be discussed.
A representative of the industry group Energy In Depth – which describes itself as “a research, education and public outreach campaign focused on getting the facts out about the promise and potential of responsibly developing America’s onshore energy resource base,” will also be on hand to rebut NYH2O’s argument against fracking.
This important meeting will take place at CB 10′s District office [8119 5th Ave] at 7 p.m.