Starkey Citizens for a Clean & Healthy Environment
Sister Constance Bickford's Anti-Hydrofracking Efforts

Sister Constance Bickford is making a difference in the efforts to ban hydrofracking. Hydrofracking, which is short for hydraulic fracturing, is a common but controversial practice among companies that drill horizontally underground for natural gas. Sister Constance lives in a small community outside of Rochester called Dundee in the town of Starkey. Dundee is located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.

Sister Constance’s involvement with horizontal hydrofracturing (hydrofracking) began when she attended an informational meeting on the subject last November. “At that time I knew nothing about it, but what I heard mobilized me into action; first to educate myself and then to work to educate others,” explains Sister Constance. “I attended more informational meetings, wrote letters to elected officials and continued to do research.”
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