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Houston-based Crestwood Midstream Partners this week proposed changes to the Seneca Lake project that include elimination of rail and truck shipment facilities and resources to monitor and improve water quality in the lake that supplies drinking water for 100,000 people. Photo: Doug Kerr via Flickr.

Opponents of Seneca gas storage project reject downsize plan

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Opponents of an expanded gas storage facility in the Finger Lakes say they’ll continue to fight the project despite the company’s proposal to downsize it in response to community concerns.

Houston-based Crestwood Midstream Partners this week proposed changes to the Seneca Lake project that include elimination of rail and truck shipment facilities and resources to monitor and improve water quality in the lake that supplies drinking water for 100,000 people.

The Department of Environmental Conservation has been considering a permit application for the expansion of propane storage facilities in depleted salt caverns along the lake since 2009.

The opposition group Gas Free Seneca says in a statement that it is resolved to stop the project completely, saying it’s unsafe and inconsistent with the character of Seneca Lake communities.

 

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