Anti-fracking meeting recently held in DeRuyter


To the editor:

DeRuyter Citizens for a Voice recently held a fracking meeting on Dec. 28 at the American Legion in DeRuyter from 6 to 10 p.m. More than 50 people attended the presentation even though it was during the holiday season and other activities were being held in the area at the same time. This event was free and open to all.

There were three presentations. The first was a slide program from two people and a Pennsylvania resident who traveled to view drilling operations in Pa. The second was another slide presentation from a man who lived in Pa. and was driven out by the gas drilling. He now lives in Syracuse. The third was the viewing of the documentary, “Gasland.”

Questions were not screened and all were answered. Missing from this meeting were any DeRuyter Town Board members even after they were given an invitation with numerous postings of this event. Also missing was a news reporter and law enforcement.

Hopefully, the press will put the minutes in the paper that someone is putting together at this time.



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