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Residents present case against hydrofracking

By Chris Jamele


Buffalo, NY – Area residents are joining with a group called Wales POWR to provide a community discussion Sunday about the presence and potential dangers of drilling for natural gas in Western New York.

This region sits above the Marcellus Shale, a formation rich in natural gas. Hydrofracking, or the use of water and a slew of toxic chemicals, to access the gas is a controversial procedure. One of the discussion's organizers, Sarah Buckley, explains the dangers that critics identify with this drilling process are issues that area residents should already be concerned about.

The forum will be held in East Aurora at the Aurora Town Hall Auditorium, beginning at two o'clock Sunday. There will be experts on hand to present information regarding a number of issues connected with hydrofracking, including the effects on property values, water supplies and the environment.