‘Huge Victory’ in Seneca Lake: After Years of Protest, Gas Storage Project Abandoned

by Nika Knight – “Don’t think people can’t make a difference. People can prevail.” After a years-long popular resistance against a proposed fracked gas storage project in Seneca Lake, N.Y., the people have emerged victorious. The Arlington Storage Company announced Wednesday that it was finally abandoning a contentious plan to store fracked gas in unlined salt caverns along the pristine lake in New York’s Finger Lakes region. “This has been a long drawn out battle to protect a world class region from a Texas-based oil and gas corporation. They only see dollar signs, where we see tranquil beauty, clean air, and fresh water,” said Joseph Campbell, president of the Gas Free Seneca coalition of businesses, in a statement. Ecologist and author Sandra Steingraber, who has been involved with the protests led by We Are Seneca Lake since they began in 2014, reported for EcoWatch: The news broke Wednesday in the most...

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