Hats Off To Don Emhardt

To The Reader’s Forum:

Hats off to Chautauqua Town Supervisor Don Emhardt. His fracking moratorium is prompted by his town’s proximity to Chautauqua Lake. He is motivated by our governor’s anticipated approval of some form of fracking. The supervisor’s move is worthy of repetition where needed.

Pennsylvania initially had no such safeguards and drillers contacted and contracted willy nilly. Hopefully New York has learned from our neighbor’s mistakes and will include ample safeguards to protect vital locations.

Tom Harte