News

Wineries, health experts call for delay on gas storage facility in Finger Lakes

Wineries, health experts call for delay on gas storage facility in Finger Lakes

Photo: WHCU

Finger Lakes winemakers and other business owners are asking Governor Andrew Cuomo to deny permits for a proposed propane storage facility in a former salt mine along Seneca Lake.

The group called for the denial of permits during a Wednesday afternoon press conference in Albany.

They were joined by Dr. Rob Mackenzie, the former president and CEO of Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca.

“This is a disaster waiting to happen,” Mackenzie said. “(We’re) asking him (Governor Cuomo) to protect Schuyler County, Watkins Glen, Seneca Lake, the wineries around it, by saying no to an unsafe proposal.

Mackenzie says the project, which has the support of a majority of Schuyler County lawmakers, would endanger drinking water supplies, the local economy and the region’s booming wine and tourism industry.

Recent Headlines

in Music

U2 star to develop homes in California

theedge

The Edge has won a long-running battle to develop his land in California.

in Music, Entertainment

‘Supergroup’ helps Will Ferrell support cancer charity

willferrell

Chad Smith, Duff McKagan, and Mike McCready put aside their "feud" with the "Anchorman" star to benefit a good cause.

in Weird

Happy birthday, here’s a mega bratwurst

bratwurse

Residents in the southwest Illinois city of Belleville celebrated its 200th birthday with a 200-foot bratwurst, complete with a 200-foot bun.

in Sports, Viral Videos

WATCH: Building the new 49ers stadium in 2 minutes

11-overlay2

A time lapse of 29 months of construction from ground-breaking to opening day.

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Jimmy Fallon’s giant birthday cake

20-overlay1

The "Tonight Show" host gets some star-studded surprises to celebrate his 40th birthday.