More than 300 local businesses, 13 municipalities, members of organizations including Gas Free Seneca and other citizens argued Thursday against a proposed gas storage project on Seneca Lake.

More than 300 local businesses, 13 municipalities, members of organizations including Gas Free Seneca and other citizens argued Thursday against a proposed gas storage project on Seneca Lake.
The oral arguments before a state Department of Environmental Conservation law judge held in Horseheads are part of a permit process the DEC is conducting for the controversial plan.
Texas-based Crestwood Midstream wants to use old abandoned salt caverns along the lake to store millions of barrels of liquid petroleum gas and billions of cubic feet of natural gas.
Those opposed to the plan over concerns with water quality, agriculture, tourism and the region’s rural character, include Finger Lakes Wine Business Coalition.
The coalition consists of over 120 member wineries, vineyards, bed and breakfasts, restaurants and organic farms.