We are a group of concerned citizens and business owners who have joined together to stop a proposed liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industrial storage facility and a methane expansion facility, with plans to store methane, propane, and butane in unlined, depleted salt caverns that were never engineered to store anything, on the shores of Seneca Lake.  These projects present innumerable risks to our safety, our water , way of life, and our livelihoods. Please join us!

 

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Crestwood, a Houston energy company, is trying to industrialize Seneca Lake and the Finger Lakes by proposing a massive project to store liquefied petroleum gases in unlined salt caverns under Seneca Lake.  This project presents geological problems, can affect Seneca Lake water quality, presents health risks, is a threat to our winery and tourist economy, as well as being an infrastructure project that could negatively impact climate change.

There are a lot of resources on this website. So look around.  Some suggestions:

  • Watch the January 2015 update on the Donate page
  • Watch portions of the Seneca in the Balance event on the Events page.  You can see noted professionals and business owners in the field of geology, health, tourism, agriculture, winery, biology and politics examine the problems of this project.
  •  For the latest. go to our Facebook page
  • Under Resources you’ll find a lot of information including videos, expert testimony, articles,  and DEC documents

 

Look around and you’ll find a lot of information here.

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We are now preparing for a DEC Issues Conference, Feb. 12, 2015.

While Earthjustice is providing pro-bono legal work, we will be utilizing several expert witnesses.  Expert witnesses are expensive, and the studies they perform are expensive.  You can watch a video with an update on this on our donate page.

Please consider donating to support our work.  You can donate online or you can send us a check.  Information is on the donate page


 

Find the latest on our Facebook page:

Dear Governor Andrew Cuomo, "We're Open For Business" in the Finger Lakes. People visit the region for the beauty, the water, the wine, the food, the beer, the cheese. To swim, fish, hike, get married, listen to the crickets, relax, and rejuvenate. NOT because a Texas gas company wants to turn us into a gas storage and transport hub for the Northeastern United States. We have worked hard to achieve this vision. We have paid for it with our toil and taxes. This is a no-brainer. Are you going to side with three quarters of a million New Yorkers who are asking you to say no, or will you side with Texas gas? To all New Yorkers and Lovers of the Finger Lakes- NOW is the time to contact Governor Cuomo and ask him to do deny permits for gas storage to Crestwood. For contact information and a sample letter, please go to: gasfreeseneca.com/?page_id=1058 ... See MoreSee Less

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