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Site still undetermined for next week's EPA natural gas hearing
|In less than a week, the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to be in the area to host the largest public meeting on its $1.9 million study of hydraulic fracturing.|
Just where will that meeting take place? That's up in the air.
More than 1,200 people are already registered to attend the Aug. 12 event, but the venue has yet to be determined, according to Binghamton University and the EPA. It was expected to take place in BU's Anderson Center for the Performing Arts — as it was advertised on the EPA's website — but the school and agency are apparently at odds.
"Unfortunately, the university recently informed the agency that it decided to change the meeting location from an air-conditioned hall to a campus gymnasium with no air conditioning," EPA spokeswoman Betsaida Alcantara said in a statement late Thursday.
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