“This Assembly Believes Hydrofracking Does More Harm Than Good.”

That is the proposition to be argued in the next Campbell Debate, on Friday, November 30, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Maxwell Auditorium on the Syracuse University campus. Members of the Central New York community are warmly invited to this free event.

Given the intense attention that this issue has generated, it needs little introduction, and indeed, it has been debated before. But in sponsoring this debate, the Campbell Institute is hoping to add some additional light to the considerable heat the issue has produced thus far.

Speaking in favor of the proposition are Paul Gallay, President, Hudson Riverkeeper, and Robert Howarth, the David R. Atkinson Professor of Ecology and Environmental Biology at Cornell University.

Speaking against the proposition are Edward Hinchey, Principal Consultant, ERM Group, and Tim Whitesell, Supervisor, Town of Binghamton, and President, New York Association of Towns.

The debate will provide opportunities for lively direct exchange among the speakers, as well as questions and brief points from the audience. The audience will register its views on the issue both before and after the event.

There will be a public reception following the debate, and parking is available for a reduced rate in the Irving Garage on the Syracuse University campus.