Contact Us

MVCC Forum Sheds Light On Hydrofracking Debate

Kristine Bellino, WIBX

Utica, NY (WIBX) – They had to brave the dark but most of those who participated in this weekend’s Hydrofracking Forum at Mohawk Valley Community College say that the presentations made shed some light on the debate.

In fact, WIBX’s Jeff Monaski made the initial introductions with the aid of a flashlight as a nearby accident caused a transformer to fail immediately prior to the event. The forum was quickly reorganized and proceeded in the dark until power to MVCC was restored about half an hour into the discussion.

The forum, organized by Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, featured speakers on both proverbial sides of the issue.

Each group made sometimes passionate arguments about the pros and cons of hydrofracking.

About half of the attendees said that they made up their minds about the issue prior to the discussion, with the other half there to listen and learn.

During the comment session voices were raised slightly but overall the coversation remained civil.

More From WIBX

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wibx950.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WIBX 950 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on WIBX 950 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!