No matter where you stand on the issue, it's pretty clear
that Supervisor Sumner and the Town Board are moving ahead rapidly with all of the potential protections the town needs.
Sumner said they have been hard at work on the issue, finishing their own work on their town's critical environmental areas and hiring an engineering firm to perform road assessments and help them draft road protection laws. They're also considering an aquifer protection ordinance and have added an industrial noise ordinance to their proposed new zoning code.
"I feel like we're doing pretty well, we've benefited from the experience of Pennsylvania (where gas drilling is currently going on)," she said. "We have some breathing space until gas companies move further north, but we're not resting."
Labels: Environment, Hydrofracking, Town Supervisor