Governor Andrew Cuomo
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
We, the undersigned, urgently call on you to oppose the plans to store dangerous, explosive LPG (propane and butane) in abandoned salt caverns under the shores of Seneca Lake, at the heart of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail in the Finger Lakes region. The facility poses unacceptable risks of catastrophic accidents, injuries, air pollution, and contamination of Seneca Lake, which is the largest body of freshwater within New York State and the drinking water source for 100,000 people. It would also undermine the economy of the entire Finger Lakes, which is built on the region’s beauty, tourism, and wineries. Transportation of the LPG via rail to the facility puts the 750,000 annual visitors in Watkins Glen State Park at risk.