Is it right for one entity to go into an area and just take the fresh water?
Can a municipality sell off the region's fresh water supply?
When the clean water is depleted from a region, then what?
Exporting Water from the Conhocton and Chemung River Acquifers:A forum on issues raised by recent plans for local municipalities to sell water from municipal water supplies for gas drilling in Pennsylvania will be held:
Is it Sustainable? Is It Legal? What Can We Do about It?
March 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Bath Fire Hall
50 East Morris Street, Bath, NY
Jean Wosinski, a geologist from Corning, will address the geology of our local water sources and whether they can sustain large water exports
Rachel Treichler, an attorney from Hammondsport will address legal issues presented by municipalities exporting water
Virginia Rasmussen, a member of the Alfred Village Board and a principal with the Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy, will speak about local laws municipalities can adopt to protect aquifers
The program will conclude with an open question and answer period. The program is sponsored by the Bath Peace and Justice Group. Waldo Babcock from Prattsburgh, a member of BPJ, will moderate the program.
The program is free and open to the public