Penfield Residents Speak On Possible Hydrofracking Moritorium
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Penfield residents had a chance to tell town leaders what they thought about hydrofracking in their community.
The town board in Penfield recently proposed a moratorium which would prevent hydrofracking in the community for one year.
Citizens gathered in the town hall Wednesday evening to give their opinions.
"I think it's really important that town by town by town, municipalities look at this and ban it, because that's going to be the last line of defense. The environmental community expects Governor Cuomo to allow hydrofracking, so I think the level is for towns to ban it. I think it's a great step and I'm proud of Penfield for looking into it," said Richard Stevens, MCC biology professor.
The moratorium would also apply to underground storage of natural gas and disposal of natural gas or petroleum extraction.