|When:||View in Calendar » February 2, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm|
|Where:||View Map » Seneca Falls Community Center, 35 Water Street, Seneca Falls,NY 13148, USA|
|Categories:||Cayuga Ontario Seneca Tompkins Yates|
U.S. Rep. Tom Reed is holding a series of “town hall” events in part of his district on Saturday, Feb. 2.
He will be at the Seneca Falls Community Center, 35 Water Street, Seneca Falls, at 3:30 p.m.
If you are Reed’s constituent, you might want to give him your response to this story, which appeared in the January 28 edition of the Ithaca Journal:
Reed looks to fracking for ‘manufacturing renaissance’
“I cannot emphasize enough the opportunity that the shale gas and the tight-sand oils represent for us — when it comes to that manufacturing rebirth and renaissance,” he said during a Monday news conference.
“That will do so much to strengthen our American economy, and that means strengthening America for generations to come.”
Reed said low utility rates will generate the power needed to reignite the U.S manufacturing economy.
Sandra Steingraber, a distinguished scholar in residence for environmental studies at Ithaca College and anti-fracking activist, said Reed’s plan is unsustainable.
“It’s also just a dead end,” Steingraber said. “Building an economy on shale gas is a house of cards, and so we’re setting ourselves up for failure.”