Assemblywoman Sandy Galef has set up two opportunities for the public to screen footage of her trip to Towanda, in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, where she traveled in February 2012 to learn more about gas drilling and its potential for New York State.
Galef met with a representative from the Penn State Extension office in Towanda, as well as a Bradford County Commissioner, local land use advocate, community liaison, and realtor to discuss the impact gas drilling has had on this quiet rural town in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania.
Following her meeting at the Extension office, she met with a resident of Granville Center, also in Bradford County, who believes she suffered negative health consequences as a result of gas drilling behind her home. She took the assemblywoman on a tour of some well pads near her home, as well as other areas affected by the drilling operations.
“This was an incredible experience. My firsthand viewing of the impacts of gas drilling in Pennsylvania is worth sharing with the public. I hope people will join me for a screening of footage from my trip, conversations with those in the thick of the drilling that support these efforts, as well as some opposing views,” said Galef. “Following the screening, I hope to have a lively discussion about the implications of hydrofracking for New York,” Galef concluded.
Screenings will take place as follows:
Desmond Fish Library
472 Route 403 Garrison
Friday, April 27th 7-9pm
Ossining Public Library
53 Croton Avenue, Ossining
*Popcorn will be served*