Tomorrow Wainwright House and Rye non-profit group Grassroots Environment Education are co-sponsoring a free symposium that will explain and open discussion on the controversial practice of fracking.
The symposium will take place twice- at 9:30 a.m. and again at 7:00 p.m. Panelists- Grassroots Enviroment Education director Patricia Wood and Dr. Larysa Dyrszka, pediatrician and former Secretary of the Conference of NGOs
at the United Nations Committee on Children’s Rights- will discuss the potential impact of fracking in Westchester County.
Fracking is a hydraulic chemical process of extracting natural gas from underground shale deposits.
In May, CNN posted a report chronicling the issue of fracking in New York State and the perspectives of those on both sides of the controversy. Governor Andrew Cuomo has appointed a panel to study the implications for the state.
Grassroots Environmental Education says its mission is "educating the public about the links between common environmental exposures and human health" and "developing materials and programs that bridge the gap between scientific research and public understanding." Their website outlines what they assert are negative consequences of the fracking process.