Seneca County Supervisors Come Out Against Inergy Project
3/13/2013 10:03:47 PM
By Lucas Day
As New York considers its next move on fracking, attention is shifting to gas industry infrastructure projects proposed for the state that may hasten development using the controversial gas extraction process.
Two such projects are proposed for underground salt caverns on the shores of Seneca Lake in the Schuyler County town of Reading that would involve large-scale storage facilities with new capacity for 88 million gallons of liquid petroleum gas and additional capacity for natural gas, expanding storage to 2 billion cubic feet.
Stephen Churchill, a member of the Seneca County Board of Supervisors, tells us they've come out against the Inergy project.
Churchill explains the Supervisors' decision.
Environmental advocates are concerned that these projects will lock the region into continued use of dirty fossil fuels and discourage the growth of renewable energy.