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Avella to Discuss Hydrofracking, Redistricting at Douglaston Civic Meeting

Group will host meeting at the Community Church of Douglaston on March 8.

State Sen. Tony Avella, D-Bayside, will discuss hydrofracing and redistricting at the Douglaston Civic Association’s March 8 meeting.

The group will meet at 8 p.m. at the Community Church of Douglaston, located at 39-50 Douglaston Parkway.

Avella has been invited to discuss hydrofracking, a technique in which a mixture of water and sand is forced down an oil well in order to create fractures in the oil-bearing rock and thus release more oil.

The senator has long criticized the process and recently discussed it at the Bayside Hills Civic Association’s meeting.

Community Board 11 also recently held a discussion on hydrofracking.

Avella will also be asked to talk about redistricting and what it would mean for northeast Queens, said Eliott Socci, president of the civic association.

Jason Huerta, the 111th Precinct’s new captain, has also been invited to speak at the meeting.

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