The Town of Chautauqua board considered enacting a one-year moratorium on high volume horizontal fracking, at a public hearing, February 10, 2014. Though the Town board voted 3:1 to reject the moratorium, the two-hour public discussion reveals the nature of the divide between those who support the new industrial scale high volume horizontal multi pad fracking and those opposing HVHF in Chautauqua County.
The 96-minute video, filmed and edited by the Mayville-based film group, Snowshoefilms, documents the full statements of each of the 45 speakers. As several local residents noted, over 160 New York towns and villages have enacted moratoria or bans of high volume horizontal fracking, to allow them local control in the event New York State lifts the moratorium on high volume horizontal fracking. snowshoefilms yoryevrah