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Sunday: Fundraiser for a People’s Hearing on Fracking

Filed under: Activism, Good Ideas

As election season nears, many of New York State’s politicians have fallen quiet on the controversial subject of deep-well, high-volume, horizontal fracking, but a coalition of local organizers are planning an event that will provide an opportunity for folks around here and across the state to tell their representatives how they feel about it. A People’s Hearing on Fracking is scheduled for Saturday, June 2, but you can get a preview of the event—which will feature guest speakers, workshops, and a forum for public testimony, plus arts and music—at a fundraiser this Sunday (May 6) at Betty’s Restaurant. The folks at Betty’s will lay out some hors d’oeuvres, there will be a cash bar (10 percent of which is donated to the People’s Hearing), and the fabulous singer/songwriter Erin Verhoef provides music that will make you contemplate the value of clean water. Josh Fox’s movie Gasland will be screening, too. There is literally nothing better you could do with your Sunday evening. 

6-9pm. Betty’s Restaurant, 370 Virginia Street. $10 donation.