Blockade of Seneca Lake Salt Caverns started

senecalakeA large blockade and rally is planned for tomorrow (starting at 9am if you can join) but today, several friends (some of whom you may know) began the blockade and successfully shut down the Crestwood facility for 7 hours. Construction is authorized to begin tomorrow on what is by far, the most insane of insane projects: storing volatile, pressurized gas in unstable salt caverns next to a drinking water supply for 100,000 people, risking salinating Seneca Lake and ruining one of the few economically stable parts of the state, the Finger Lakes wine and agricultural region.

Gratitude and respect for all those who are putting it on the line here, especially Doug Couchon, of People for a Healthy Environment, who’s been keeping pretty busy since he retired two months ago. Video of Doug suggesting that accepting radioactive frack waste into the Chemung County Landfill is an equally insane idea is at the second link.

Dozens Protest Methane Gas Storage Project on Seneca Lake

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