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 Viral Videos

Jason Alexander re-records George Costanza’s classic ‘Seinfeld’ answering machine message

15-overlay10

"2 Broke Girls" star Kat Dennings gets a custom voicemail message based on the infamous answering machine song.

in Music

Warhol’s take on Bob Dylan, Lou Reed to be shown in Times Square

bobdylan

Andy Warhol's short films featuring the music legends will be screened on a big billboard in the Big Apple.

in Music

This week’s top rock tracks

offspring

LISTEN: This week's top rock songs, according to the latest Billboard chart.

in Music

Ex-Black Sabbath star Bill Ward releasing 2 solo albums

billward

The drummer is bouncing back from his feud with Ozzy Osbourne by announcing he will release two solo projects.