Onondaga (WSYR-TV) -- More than 20 people attended a public hearing on hydrofracking in Onondaga Monday night. Many of them spoke out against hydrofracking and were in favor of extending the town’s moratorium that expires in February.
“They drill so many of these things. The objective is to make money, there’s a probability that something will go wrong and if something does go wrong it has major consequences for people who live on the land and rely on the water,” said Earth Science Professor Paul Fitzgerald.
“They say it could cause this, it could cause that, it could pollute the land, but there’s no hard facts,” said Ronald Winters who wants more information on hydrofracking.
The record will be open for written comments for the next 30 days. A vote on extending the moratorium is expected to happen in December.