Town of Chautauqua board members considered enacting a one-year moratorium on high volume horizontal fracking, at a public hearing, February 10, 2014. Though the Town board voted 3 to1 to reject the moratorium, the two-hour public discussion revealed 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.
The program will air on Access Channel 5 at 12:20 and 6:20 PM each day beginning on March 1 with the last airing on March 7.
Access Channel 5 is available to cable viewers in the Chautauqua, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Sherman, and Westfield areas.
Viewers should note that all area public access channels have been dropped from Time Warner's analog service, but can be received on digital service with a converter at their legacy channel assignment, or on a QAM digital television (channel varies by system) that has been recently autoscanned. Programming from Access Channel 5 (channel 21.4 on a QAM digital TV) is also aired each evening in the Town of Hanover on cable channel 12 (channel 98.3 on a QAM digital TV).