Posted by Greg Ball on Thursday, December 15th, 2011
Brewster, N.Y.– 12/15/2011– Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will be giving a presentation at the Lewisboro library this Wednesday on hydraulic fracturing, which is the process of extracting natural gas from gas shale deposits. The presentation is just the latest in the Senator’s efforts to educate the public on the potentially devastating effects hydraulic fracturing can have in New York State.
Posted by Greg Ball on Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
BREWSTER – 12/20/2011 – Fracking, the controversial drilling technique that uses high-pressure water, chemicals and sand to crack shale and release natural gas, has quickly become one of the most contentious environmental issues in recent years because of concerns over pollution, spills and contamination of drinking water. With the recent report released by the Department of Environmental Conservation regarding hydraulic fracturing as a method of extracting natural gas, it’s time to focus on how property owners will be affected and how best to protect them.
Trying to build on lessons learned from Pennsylvania’s drilling debacle, state Sen. Greg Ball continued his campaign for tougher regulations on hydraulic fracturing in New York State at Lewisboro Library this past Wednesday.
LEWISBORO, N.Y. – State Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) called for a statewide one-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) during a presentation he gave on the controversial subject at the Lewisboro Library Wednesday night.
Posted by Greg Ball on Friday, December 30th, 2011
Written by Jane K. Dove
A standing-room-only crowd of about 80 area residents filled the Lewisboro Library to capacity on Dec. 21 as State Senator Greg Ball, 40th District, called for a one-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in New York state.
Posted by Greg Ball on Saturday, January 7th, 2012
By Dan Wiessner
(Reuters) – New York state lawmakers will once again consider proposals to extend a moratorium on the controversial gas-drilling method known as fracking, with opponents vowing to pursue new legislation this year.