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Petro council rep: Hydrofracking will benefit NY

Nov 30, 2012 7:46 am
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="126"] Karen Bulich Moreau[/caption]

John Mason reports in the Register Star hydraulic fracturing in New York would be an economic boon for communities on the Southern Tier, according to Catskill native Karen Moreau. Moreau spoke before an audience at Congregation Anshe Emeth (AHN-shee EH-meth) in Hudson, Thurs., Nov. 29. She is the executive director of the New York State Petroleum Council, a division of the American Petroleum Institute. Moreau explained the gas extraction process in detail, screened a video on the hydrofracking controversy and took questions from the audience. While there will be little direct impact on Columbia and Greene counties if the process is approved in New York, Moreau said, she hopes manufacturing will return to the twin counties once better access to fuel is a reality. "Companies are coming back to Pennsylvania because of the stable source of natural gas,” she said. The discussion Thursday was the first of two on the subject of hydrofacking presented by the congregation. The second, by educator Anthony LaSalvia, will offer the opposing view next Thurs, Dec. 6. Read the full story in the Register Star.