Residents are stepping up their fight against a plan to store millions of barrels of Liquefied Petroleum Gas in unlined abandoned salt caverns beneath the shores of Seneca Lake near Watkins Glen.
Nearly 5-HUNDRED local business owners, including leaders of the region’s winery and tourism industries, sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo condemning Crestwood’s proposed industrial gas storage and calling on the governor to work with the State DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos to prevent it from moving forward. You can read the letter here.
At the same time, Gas Free Seneca along with The Seneca Lake Communities and Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association filed a formal response with the DEC’s Chief Administrative Law Judge presenting new information about alternative sites and arguing that Crestwood’s proposed project is completely unnecessary for NY. Last month, the judge ruled no evidentiary hearing was required on the issues raised by the groups. You can read the response letter here.