Local elected officials, wineries and Finger Lakes residents will host a news conference in Albany Tuesday to call on Governor Andrew Cuomo to reject Circular enerG’s trash incinerator proposal and urge legislators to pass bi-partisan bills in the state Senate and Assembly that would support Home Rule in the state expedited power plant siting process, known as Article 10. The legislation, if enacted would allow the Town of Romulus to decide whether Circular enerG’s proposal to build the state’s largest waste incinerator at the former Seneca Army Depot moves forward.
State Senators Tom O’Mara and Pam Helming, along with Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, Tom Bouchard, Chair of the Romulus Town Planning Board, and Sue Ellen Balluff from the Romulus Town Board are scheduled to speak at Tuesday’s news conference.
Also scheduled to attend:
Will Ouweleen, the owner and winemaker at Eagle Crest Vineyards and co-founder of the Finger Lakes Wine and Business Coalition
Michael Warren Thomas, host Grapevine Radio
Lou Damiani, co-owner, Damiani Wine Cellars, Gas Free Seneca’s energy policy advisor, member FLXWBC and Seneca Lake Guardian
Alan Kiehle, Seneca Lake Property Owner, Town of Romulus Resident
David Locke, Seneca Lake Business and property owner
Along with other business owners and residents in the Finger Lakes.