Councilor Mike Kelly Proposes a Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing in Plattsburgh

The City of Plattsburgh is on it’s way to a vote on banning Hydraulic Fracturing.. The resolution is the brainchild of Councilor Mike Kelly who says he’s observed that approximately 210 municipalities in the State of New York have passed similar resolutions.. Kelly says the first goal of his resolution is to prohibit Hydraulic Fracturing from ever occurring within the City Limits of the City of Plattsburgh.. Secondly, he hopes to prevent additional activities including disposal of water from fracking, mining of sand, and the transport of gas through the city if it has been acquired from fracking. In addition to the resolution, Kelly hopes to send a letter to Governor Cuomo, thanking him on behalf of the City of Plattsburgh for prohibiting hydraulic fracturing in New York State to date and to encouraging him to continue to do so and make the ban permanent.. Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon says while the issue of fracking within the city limits may not arise simply due to the space limitations, he thinks the rest of councilor Kelly’s proposal makes good sense..

AUDIO – 031414 – Plattsburgh Councilman Mike Kelly Proposes Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing

Coucilor Kelly’s resolution is scheduled for a vote on Thursday March 27th at the City Council Meeting which begins at 5:30pm.. 

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