On Wednesday between 1-4PM and 6-9PM, lots of people in NYC are expected to line up at BMCC’s Tribeca Performing Arts Center and voice their opinions on hydrofracking, a controversial method for extracting natural gas from rock layers.

Although harnessing alternative energy is good, this particular process has the propensity to contaminate the drinking water and that’s bad.

As noted by WNYC, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation must listen to every person who signs up to speak “for up to three minutes” before the agency will “issue natural gas drilling permits.” Since New York is one of those states that already has a fragile drinking water supply, the controversial practice has many opponents, and so the public hearings are expected to be contentious and very very packed. Fun, right?