The Groton town board just announced (with an absolute minimum of public notice) that they will hold a public hearing and a vote on the six-month fracking moratorium that they tabled over a year ago. The meeting will take place on Dec. 10 at 7:30pm at the town offices, 101 Conger Blvd. Please come and voice your opinion to the town board!
After over a year of stalling, why are they suddenly motivated to hold a hearing and a vote? The town board members have repeatedly claimed that they do not think a moratorium is necessary. Perhaps their motivation comes from losing the recent town board election. The winner was Kelly Smith, who is against fracking and in favor of a moratorium. Many people think that the town board’s sudden interest in the moratorium may be an effort to vote it down before Kelly gets a chance to join the board in January.
Come to the public hearing and let the town board know what you think!
For a quick overview on the Groton town board’s actions (and inaction) concerning a fracking moratorium, see the timeline.