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Spafford to hold public hearing on hydrofracking moratorium

“Webb and the board seem to have taken the cue that sentiment is running against [hydrofracking], and the fact that all the other towns around us have a moratorium already, and if Spafford voted against it they would look pretty foolish,” Weigel said. “But we know we still have a lot of work to do.”

The Citizens to Protect Spafford Watersheds recently started an online petition in support of banning hydrofracking in the town of Spafford, which they plan to present to the town board at the Sept. 8 hearing. The petition already has more than 100 signatures, Weigel said.

The group also is having a meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at Borodino Hall to further discuss the issue of hydrofracking.

Kris Russell is an Eagle Newspapers contributor

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