Utica, NY (WIBX) - The League of Women Voters of the Utica/Rome area is hosting a panel discussion on hydrofracking. Organizers say the focus will be on the scrutiny surrounding the gas drilling techniques that involve using a mixture of sand and chemicals to break up shale rock formation to release the natural gas trapped inside.

The other item on the agenda will be a brief review of the revised draft report on hydrofracking issued by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation earlier this month. The breakfast event at the Dorothy Smith Advocacy Center of RCIL, is taking place this Saturday September 17th during the group's general membership meeting. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. with breakfast to follow at 10:00 a.m. The cost to attend is $15 for non-members and $12 for members. Those planning to attend must register by Thursday, September 15th.

To Register:

Call (315) 733-6244 and leave your name, number of people attending, contact number, and if special accommodations such as sign language interpretation are needed, or by e-mail at: trewck@roadrunner.com. Parking is available adjacent to the building, and the center is fully accessible.