Fracking bores into minds of local citizens

Posted on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Oil and gas drilling are on the minds of concerned citizens as upwards of 100 persons showed up at the George D. English building for an informational meeting on hydrofracking last Thursday.

Hydraulic Fracking

Hydraulic Fracking

Those in attendance listened to presentations by Gwen Lachelt, County Commissioner of Durango, Colorado (La Plata County), who has 25 years experience with drilling in her county; John Tippett, Executive Director of Friends of the Rappahannock; and Rick Parrish, Senior Attorney for Southern Environmental Law Center.

Former state delegate Albert Pollard and law center representatives Sarah Francisco and Greg Buppert also fielded questions.

Through a co-sponsorship with the Caroline County Countryside Alliance, the Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) held the meeting to educate the public about the issue of fracking as it relates to the drilling plans of the Texas-based Shore Exploration and Production Corporation from Caroline County through the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.

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