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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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While Earthjustice is providing pro-bono legal work, your donation will go directly towards the costs of expert reports, affidavits and in some cases testimony that need to be prepared in our on-going legal battle to preserve Seneca Lake.  Our independent expert Geologist, Hydro-geologist, Risk Analyst, Noise Expert, Economist and  Community Character Expert are providing Governor Cuomo with the research he needs to build a case for denying permits to Crestwood. We expect the cumulative cost for these additional reports and testimony will be up to $130,000. Your donation will be used for this expert testimony either in the event of a full hearing, or an appeal. 

Please consider donating to support our work.

You can donate online or you can send us a check.  Information is on the donate page


 

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Please take a moment to read this post from the group We Are Seneca Lake:

"We are Seneca Lake and Gas Free Seneca: Two Different Groups with the Same Goal

We are Seneca Lake sometimes receives comments, suggestions, and feedback intended for Gas Free Seneca — and vice versa. It seems time to point out that the two organizations work independently of each other and employ different tactics. What we share is a commitment to protecting Seneca Lake from gas storage.

Gas Free Seneca is the founding organization and lead petitioner in the legal battle against Crestwood Midstream and its subsidiaries who plan to turn the Finger Lakes Region into the gas storage and transport hub for the North Eastern United States.

We Are Seneca Lake is a ongoing, grassroots, citizen-based movement that employs direct action in the form of peaceful protest. The total number of arrests in our 21-month-old campaign against expanded gas storage at Seneca Lake stands at 657.

All comments about protests at the gates of Crestwood/Con Ed's Stagecoach facility should be directed to We Are Seneca Lake.

Thank you!"
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We are Seneca Lake and Gas Free Seneca: Two Different Groups with the Same Goal We are Seneca Lake sometimes receives comments, suggestions, and feedback intended for Gas Free Seneca — and vice ver...

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