Media Advisory: Senator Greg Ball Calls for One-Year Moratorium on Fracking and Property Owner’s Bill of Rights

Greg Ball

January 17, 2012

Brewster, N.Y. (1/17/2012) - Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is calling for a one-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in New York to allow the state to catch up with necessary funding and means of regulating the industry and its practices.

“In these other states they rolled out the red carpet for fracking without having proper funding, manpower and regulations in place,” Senator Ball said. “I’ve visited Pennsylvania and I saw first-hand the devastating effects that fracking has had on Pennsylvania property owners. Families have had their drinking water contaminated and they’ve witnessed the values of their homes drop by 90 percent and pristine natural resources have been destroyed.”

In addition to calling for the moratorium, Senator Ball is currently leading a bi-partisan coalition of legislators concerned with hydrofracking and has drafted the “Property Owner’s Bill of Rights”, which would set tough, new standards for hydrofracking in New York.

Senator Ball will be joined by residents of Dimock, PA who have been impacted by fracking.

Sen. Ball talks about trip to Pennsylvania


Who:             Senator Greg Ball

                        Craig and Julie Sautner, Pennsylvania Fracking Victims

                        Craig Stevens, 6th Generation Pennsylvania Landowner


What:        Presentation on effects of hydraulic fracturing


When:        Wednesday, Janaury 18th at 1:30 p.m.


Where:      LCA Press Room

                        Room 130


For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, contact Brittany Oat (845) 200-9716.