Most people attending an event on hydraulic fracturing April 22, 2010 in Call Auditorium opposed the process, also known as "fracking," the process used to extract natural gas from the Marcellus Shale.

The event was organized by the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Leasing of Land for Exploration and Drilling for Natural Gas in the Marcellus Shale, a committee of Cornell professors, staff and students charged with recommending guidelines to be used by the president in making decisions on issues related to the leasing of Cornell lands for drilling in Marcellus Shale.