Jan 202015

Things you might want to ask when/if the gas storage advocacy people call you to convince you that storing gas under Seneca Lake is a grand idea.

  • What kind of storage has been done there for years?
  • What kind of gas has been stored, and for how long?
  • In what type of caverns: lined rock caverns, engineered for gas storage, or unlined salt caverns on faults, that were never engineered to store anything?
  • How many jobs will be created, now that the Transportation Allocation Letter says that no trucks will be used for Propane or Butane?
  • Will you still be building the truck depot?
    • If so, why? – is your Transportation Allocation letter a way to avoid significant and substantive issues at the Issues Conference?
    • If not, why don’t you re-write the entire DSEIS to be more reflective of the current project, and indicate how many full-time permanent jobs will be created now?
  • If the Propane and Butane are being transported via pipeline and rail headed to Selkirk, NY and points unknown (presumably New England), then why should we store it when we won’t be accessing any of it?
  • Are you fully insured in the event of a natural or human-caused accident?
  • Why should we assume all of the risk, when we receive NONE of the reward?