Fracking viewpoints collide at Dansville meeting

Pro and anti ‘frackers’ butted heads Dansville as that town explores natural gas extraction through hydraulic fracturing.

The process allows drillers to reach gas trapped beneath layers of shale by inserting a mix of water and chemicals underground to force out the gas.

Though the entrance of fracking into the western part of Steuben County is still a few years out, area towns, including Dansville, are considering moratoriums in order to buy time to establish their own policies and road use agreements.

The meeting Wednesday was organized by Dansville resident Michael Holler. Holler described himself as a concerned citizen and said he wanted to get people talking.

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