West Winfield, NY (WIBX) - A free public information session on gas drilling is planned for tomorrow night at the Mount Markham High School Auditorium. 

It's being hosted by the Upper Unadilla Valley Association at 7 p.m. Tuesday night.

The presentation, "What You Need to Know About Gas Drilling," will discuss facts and constructive approaches to meeting the challenges of natural gas development, according to the association.

A news release from the Upper Unadilla Valley Association says it's important for the community and local governments to be fully informed of the potential affects because of the enourmous impact drilling could have on the Route 20 corridor.

An expert panel for the event includes Dr. Ron Bishop, a professor of chemistry from SUNY Oneonta, Lou Allstadt, a former Executive Vice President from Mobil Oil Corporation and Michelle Kennedy, an attorney and mediator who will present the legal implications of drilling for individual land owners and local governments, according to the release.