Dozens of citizens and local businesses celebrated the ribbon cutting for the Seneca Lake Scenic Byway this afternoon at Hazlitt 1852 Winery. Yvonee Taylor of Gas Free Seneca says the by-way Commission never foresaw the risk of LP gas storage or fracking near the Lake 10 years ago.
Taylor says the Commission's vision has been to maintain an rich environment for both tourists and residents.
The groups are concerned about truck traffic, noise and air quality too. The byway is a stretch of 18 miles of Route 414 that will promote tourism, history, geography and the wine industry along a scenic corridor that parallels the eastern shore of Seneca Lake