WHEN: Friday August 17th 4:00pm-7:00pm; meet up with us when you can- see our planned route!
WHERE: Watkins Glen, NY
WHAT: A March Though the Village of Watkins Glen- bring yourself, your friends, your neighbors! Sign up at: firstname.lastname@example.org
STARTING POINT: At 4:00, meet at Seneca Marine Park parking lot near the “Village Marina Bar and Grill” off North Decatur Street; (Address: 2 Seneca Harbor Watkins Glen, NY 14891)
For over a year now, local residents, business owners, and tourists have worked to express their opposition to the proposed gas storage and transport facility being developed on the western shore of Seneca Lake. Despite their efforts, the industrialization of the region by Kansas-city based Inergy moves boldly forward (see photographs attached). The DEC’s acceptance of the Environmental Impact Statement as final is imminent.
People within the region are growing increasingly frustrated after attending decision-making meetings, meeting with representatives, writing letters, holding forums, attending hearings, and making phone calls in an effort to stop this project- seemingly to no avail. The community is standing together on August 17th to make their voices heard, and their opposition to this facility known- this time, in a different way.
ROUTE: From parking lot, go east toward the stored boats, turn right across the railroad tracks and head towards Fourth Street and Good Groceries. Turn Right onto 4th Street, and progress towards Franklin Street, go left onto Franklin Street, proceed to Watkins Glen State Park/Gorge, then head back North on Franklin Street towards the Harbor Hotel, where the March will end at the park where we started.
If you are still not sure you have a few hours to commit to this demonstration of our resistance to the LGP storage / transportation hub plans, consider these facts . . .
Note that if an accident occurred to one tenth of one percent of the trucks, that would be 35 trucks/ year, or about 3 trucks/ month, filled with LPG– heavier than air and highly combustible– a disaster waiting to happen…to whom?
Do you think this is The American Petroleum Institute’s real agenda for the Finger Lakes?
- Encourage the Inergy LPG storage plan to store and then distribute gas from fracked wells.
- This will allow at least one major accident, which will happen, to kill and maim enough locals and tourists to destroy the tourist industry.
- This will lead to the demise of the wine industry and begin to wipe out farming.
- Remaining locals who can afford to leave, will; and those who can’t, well….
- The industrialization of this rural area will spread, as a cancer metastasizes, from key nodes, such as Watkins Glen, to the entire region.
- Thereby making the Finger Lakes Open for Fracking!
What do we say to this?
No to LPG. No to Inergy. No to LNG. No to fracking! No to frack waste! No to pollution! No to air contamination. No! No! No!
Yes to tourism. Yes to vineyards. Yes to orchards. Yes to family farms. Yes to keeping our property value. Yes to safe roads. Yes to peaceful villages and towns. Yes to renewable energy. Yes to clean water. Yes to breathable air.
Please join us on Friday, August 17. We need as many people as possible out showing our resistance to industrialization and the ruination of our beautiful region. Bring friends and family. Sign up at: