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‘Hydrofracking in New York’

August 9, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

LAKE PLACID - The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) will present a special program, "Hydrofracking in New York."

Hydraulic fracturing or hydrofracking, also referred to as fracking, is a technique used to release petroleum, natural gas or other substances from the ground. In recent years this technique has come under fire because of concerns of its possible negative environmental impacts and human health effects. Neil Woodworth, ADK's executive director, will discuss what hydrofracking is, its potential impacts on the environment and legislation concerning this topic.

This special ADK presentation will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at ADK's High Peaks Information Center, located at Heart Lake in Lake Placid. This presentation is free and open to the public.

ADK's Saturday Evening Lecture Series offers presentations on natural history, backcountry recreation, Adirondack history, art and music.

The Adirondack Mountain Club, founded in 1922, is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to protecting the New York State Forest Preserve and other wild lands and waters through conservation and advocacy, environmental education, responsible recreation and stewardship.

For more information about our programs, directions or questions about membership, contact ADK North Country office in Lake Placid at 518-523-3441 or visit



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