Many of the accounts about the rally on July 14 missed the full story of the activities on that day. There were close to 500 people attending (inside and outside) .... not just a couple of hundred as reported in a few articles. The rally was informative and unifying. By the end of the long evening and again a 5-3 vote to keep the Crestwood project resolution in tact, the large crowd was upset ...but determined as ever to continue this cause.
Click on the video for more of the full evening's rally.
Making the beautiful, productive agricultural and tourist regions of Seneca Lake and the Finger Lakes into an industrialized hub for the transportation and storage of liquid propane gas is beyond reasonable intelligent thought!
The conflict, in all of it's many levels, is not an issue that concerns just Watkins Glen and Seneca Lake. Everyone in NYS has a stake in the outcome of Gov Cuomo's and the DEC's decision on this project
When it comes down to it - the citizen voice has power. So does our vote. NY State is not the place for HVHF for shale gas and definitely not a state suited to pipelines, compressors, massive trucking, train loads of crude oil tanker cars and storage of LPG. These seem like separate, piecemeal issues yet they are not. New Yorkers have a choice to either continue a destructive path of the fossil fuel corporate giants or move forward with research and development of alternative, safe energy sources. Be sure to ask every town, county and state representative their views on this issue so you will be properly informed to vote this November. Use your power.