Fingerlakes Winemakers Asking Cuomo to Deny Permits for Gas Storage

07.31.14 | Bill Price

Opponents of the project say it would endanger one of the state's largest supplies of drinking water, the local economy, and the region's wine and tourism industry.
The project, which would expand natural gas storage capacity and add underground propane storage, is awaiting permits from the State Department of Environmental Conservation.
The Schuyler county legislature passed a resolution in June calling for state approval of the project, and saying the salt caverns have been used for natural gas and propane storage for decades without incident.