Gas Free Seneca http://wrvo.org en Dispute over Seneca Lake gas storage proposal rages on http://wrvo.org/post/dispute-over-seneca-lake-gas-storage-proposal-rages <p></p><p>The debate over proposals to store natural gas, propane and butane in salt caverns under Seneca Lake has become increasingly vocal, especially after a federal agency approved part of the project last May.&nbsp; Last week opponents organized the biggest rally yet in the Finger Lakes village of Watkins Glen.</p><p>As the members of the Schuyler County Legislature left their meeting last week, the emotion, passion and anger of opponents of the gas storage projects -- and fracking in general -- burst into full display.</p><p>“Shame! Shame! Shame! Shame!” the protestors chanted.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:47:00 +0000 David Chanatry 59395 at http://wrvo.org Dispute over Seneca Lake gas storage proposal rages on Gas storage contoversy continues to simmer http://wrvo.org/post/gas-storage-contoversy-continues-simmer <p></p><p>It’s something few people think about, but all that natural gas --and other fossil fuels -- produced by hydrofracking has to be stored somewhere before it gets to the consumer. Often used for the job: underground salt caverns like the ones near Watkins Glen in the Finger Lakes. Now an out-of-state company wants to expand storage there, a plan some local residents call risky.&nbsp;</p><p>About 100 environmental activists welcomed three of their own with singing that sounded like it was straight out of the civil rights movement last April, after they spent a week in jail.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:17:30 +0000 David Chanatry 41438 at http://wrvo.org Gas storage contoversy continues to simmer