Sunday, May 17, 2015

PUBLIC MEETING: Amherst Town Board to Review Draft Hydrofracking Law

The Amherst Town Board will review a draft Local Law banning high-volume hydrofracking and fracking waste at the 7:00pm meeting on Monday, May 18 in the Amherst Municipal Building, 5583 Main St, Williamsville [Map].

The draft Local Law states the following Prohibited Uses:
  1. No land in the Town of Amherst shall be used for high volume hydrofracking (HVHF).
  2. To the extent not pre-empted by Federal, State or County rules, regulations or statutes, no byproducts of hydrofracking are permitted to enter or be disposed of in the Town of Amherst.
The Hydrofracking Resolution and draft Local Law can be downloaded using links shown under the "Attachments" section: Click Here

Citizens concerned about toxic and radioactive fracking waste from Pennsylvania being disposed in New York or spread on our roads should attend. Another concern is fracking of the Utica Shale which extends throughout our region.

We need the Town Board to subject the local law to a public hearing and a vote at their next meeting. If the local anti-fracking law passes the review today, it will be on the agenda for a public hearing and vote at the next Town Board meeting in two weeks.   

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