Huge Turnout At Canisteo-Greenwood's Fracking Meeting
March 15, 2013
CANISTEO, NY - Canisteo-Greenwood High School was packed on Thursday night. The auditorium was filled with area residents interested in learning more about hydrofracking.
Dr. Terry Engelder began the three hour event, talking about how he grew up in Wellsville, and showed some power point slides of old newspaper clippings from the early 1960's, speaking to the audience about high school sports in that era. Engelder, a professor at Penn State, gave the pro-fracking side of the discussion, showing a power point presentation about how natural gas was one of the biggest contributers to the energy world. He was also critical of wind power.
The other speaker, Dr. Tony Ingraffea, a professor at Cornell University, had little good to say about hydrofracking and natural gas, but spoke highly of renewable energy sources, wind and solar in particular. He talked about a paper that he, along with a dozen other luminaries in the world of science, had recently published, promoting solar, wind and hydro.
Below is a video of highlights of the 3 hour event:
The discussions and question and answer segment were moderated by former Steuben County Sheriff Joel Ordway and former Chief Deputy Noel Terwilliger.