Prof. from Cornell to speak about Drilling Impacts for NY

Professor Anthony Ingraffea, nationally recognized Cornell University researcher, to speak in Vestal, NY about Natural Gas Drilling

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 31, 7 PM, Free and open to the public.
WHERE: Vestal Public Library, 320 Vestal Parkway,Vestal, NY

Residents concerned about natural gas drilling in New York State are invited to the first meeting of NY Residents Against Drilling
(NYRAD) on Wednesday March 31, 7PM, at the Vestal Public Library, located at 320 Vestal Parkway.

Professor Anthony Ingraffea, Dwight C. Baum Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Weiss Presidential Teaching Fellow at Cornell University, will speak on “The Marcellus Gas Shale Play: Information for an Informed Citizenry.”   Prof. Ingraffea will talk about  the technology, development and impact of horizontal natural gas drilling and slick water hydrofracking
in the Marcellus Shale. There will be a Q&A session.

Professor Ingraffea has been a principal investigator on R&D projects from the National Science Foundation, NASA, FAA, Kodak, IBM, Schlumberger, and the Gas Research Institute. His research concentrates on computer simulation and physical testing of complex fracturing processes.

If you care about the future of the Triple Cities & Central NY, become
involved. Learn about the impact of drilling natural gas wells in Broome County and the surrounding area, a process that could start soon after the New York Department of Environmental Conservation gives its approval. Following Professor Ingraffea’s presentation, there will be an opportunity to write to state representatives urging them to enact a ban on unconventional drilling for natural gas in New York State.
For more information call 607-341-7842