The Rappahannock Group of the Sierra Club will discuss proposed Fracking (Hydraulic Fracturing) East of I-95 in counties including King George, Caroline and Westmoreland. The meeting will be held 7 - 9 p.m. at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church.
Fracking involves drilling and injecting fluids underground at high pressures to fracture rocks and release oil and natural gas deposits.
"Over the past year, Texas-based Shore Exploration & Production Corp. has secured leases from landowners scattered across a broad swath of the Virginia coastal plain from the upper reaches of the Northern Neck along the Potomac River to just north and east of Richmond," the Daily Press reported.
While fracking could be an economic boon to the residents of the region, there are concerns about drinking water for thousands of residents, Sherrin Alsop, chairwoman of the King and Queen Board of Supervisors, told the Daily Press.
Geoff Urda, research intern with the Virginia Chapter, will give Thursday's presentation. The meeting is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
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