It’s off to Albany this morning for Finger Lakes business owners, residents, and elected officials opposed to a trash-burning incinerator at the former Seneca Army Depot.
A “Ban the Burn in the Finger Lakes” news conference will be held today at the Legislative Office Building in Albany. The group plans to call on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reject a proposed waste-to-energy incinerator.
Circular EnerG -based in Rochester- wants to build the $365 million dollar incinerator which would burn about 3,000 tons of trash a day to run electrical turbines to produce up to 50 megawatts of electricity. Those opposed to the project say trash incinerators are the most costly way to generate energy and only a few jobs will be created.
The following will travel to Albany:
Joseph Campbell, President of Seneca Lake Guardian
Yvonne Campbell, Vice President of Seneca Lake Guardian
Will Ouweleen, Finger Lakes Wine Business Coalition
Michael Warren Thomas, host of Grapevine Radio (“The Ambassador to the Finger Lakes”)
Sue Ellen Balluff, Town of Romulus Planning Board
Lou Damiani, co-owner of Damiani Wine Cellars
Alan Kiehle, Seneca Lake Property Owner, Town of Romulus Resident, person who filed the appeal with the Romulus ZBA
Fred Bassette, Cayuga Lake property owner, Chaplain, retired Kodak executive