Wed September 17, 2014

Fracking politics will influence gubernatorial election

Originally published on Wed September 17, 2014 9:06 am

The issue of hydrofracking played a role in the recent Democratic primary for governor in New York, and those who oppose the gas drilling process hope it will influence the general election, as well.

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Wed August 20, 2014
LPG Storage

Crestwood, opponents up the ante in LPG storage facility battle

Credit H. Michael Miley/via Flickr


Both sides in the long-running battle over a proposed gas storage facility next to Seneca Lake are looking to move on to the next stage.

Houston-based Crestwood Midstream has submitted a construction plan to federal regulators. The company says they are waiting on approval of the construction plan from federal regulators before beginning work.

The Department of Environmental Conservation announced last week that it will hold an issues conference this fall to hear concerns from both sides before signing off on the project.

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Tue August 12, 2014

NY regulators to discuss propane storage plan


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ State regulators say they'll hold an “issues conference'' on a proposed propane storage facility in a depleted Finger Lakes salt cavern to determine if an official hearing before a judge is needed.

The Department of Environmental Conservation says Monday that the conference will be scheduled because of extensive public interest in the proposal by Houston-based Crestwood Midstream to store propane beside Seneca Lake.

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Fri August 1, 2014

Finger Lakes say 'no' to storing natural gas liquids

Michael Warren Thomas host of Savor Life a Rochester based radio show about Finger Lakes wine and food.
Jenna Flanagan Innovation Trail

Winery owners are stepping up their pressure on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reject a proposal to store natural gas liquids in the salt caverns along scenic Seneca Lake.

A small but passionate group of career vineyard farmers and winery owners had one united message to deliver to Albany Wednesday.

“We demand that Governor Cuomo do the right thing and deny all these permits for gas storage on the west side of Seneca Lake,” says Doug Hazlet, a Seneca Lake vineyard owner.

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Wed July 16, 2014

Climage change with EPA's Judith Enck: New York NOW

The Environmental Protection Agency recently released plans it argues will lower the nation's collective carbon footprint through the Greenhouse Gas Initiative. The plan aims to cap the C02 emission from coal-fired power plants, identified as the largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions.

EPA Region 2 (including New York and New Jersey) Administrator, Judith Enck sits down with the Innovation Trail's Jenna Flanagan to discuss the Greenhouse Gas Initiative, acid rain in the Adirondacks and the beginning stages of the clean-up of the Hudson River.  

The segment with Judith Enck begins at 13.10.