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Community forum on fracking hosted at Lifetree Café

MINOOKA – The facts and fiction about fracking will be considered at a community forum at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, hosted by Lifetree Café.

The program, titled “To Frack or Not to Frack? An Informative Hour of Respectful Conversation,” features filmed interviews with both supporters and detractors of fracking, according to a news release from the organization.

“The U.S. is on its way to energy independence, thanks to hydraulic fracturing,” Tisha Schuller, president of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, said in the news release.

“I consider fracking one of the single greatest threats to our health and that of our environment,” fracking activist Shane Davis said in the news release. “I studied 1,000 spill reports, and 43 percent of them resulted in groundwater contamination.”

Community members will also have the opportunity to weigh in with their opinions.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free, and snacks and beverages are available to buy.

Lifetree Café is located at The Shrimp Barn, 125 W. Mondamin St., Minooka.

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting.

Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Pastor Scott Lohman at 1-630-379-1477 or

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