Monday, October 20, 2014


This is it, friends.
All administrative remedies have failed.
It's time to block the gates with our bodies.

Don't Worry!about being arrested if you do not want to be!

All persons willing to be arrested will be clearly identified,

and there will be liaisons working with the police.

We need MANY witnesses and other supporters in various roles
who will not get arrested. WE NEED EVERYONE!

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Please share this announcement widely to all who might be interested.
Please consider taking time this coming Fri am to show your love of the Finger Lakes and our well being here..the gas storage projects being developed at Crestwood on Seneca Lake are KEY to the ongoing onslaught of infrastructure development for storage and transport of frack gas in the northeast. Without the ability to store these fossil fuels the industrialization of central NY won't be possible. Not only are pipelines and compressor stations  part of this development, but inevitably  the industries dependent on these hydrocarbons such as plastic manufacturing and fertilizer plants will move in. This is not compatible with agriculture, tourism, wineries and breweries, and will not help the development of renewable energy sources.  A few years ago, 20,000 people showed up for a weekend of protests against fracking in  a rural and agricultural of France, which now has a nationwide ban on this extraction process. 

The WE ARE SENECA LAKE rally and protest
Who: The great people of the Finger Lakes
What: Rally and protest at the gates of the Crestwood compressor station site on Seneca Lake
When: Friday morning, October 24, 2014, rain or shine
Where: Meet at the east end of the Walmart parking lot (back left corner of the lot) in Watkins Glen at 9 am. Shuttle service to the site will be provided.
What to wear: The color blue.
Why: The Texas-based energy corporation, Crestwood Midstream, has approval to move forward with plans to store highly pressurized, explosive gas in abandoned salt caverns on the west side of Seneca Lake. While the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has temporarily halted plans to stockpile propane and butane (LPG) in the caverns—out of ongoing concerns for safety, health, and the environment—Crestwood is actively constructing infrastructure for the storage of two billion cubic feet of methane (natural gas), with the blessing of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
This methane expansion project is advancing in the face of unparalleled public opposition and unresolved questions about geological instabilities, fault lines, and possible salinization of the lake, which serves as a source of drinking water for 100,000 people.
And yet, outrageously, Governor Cuomo’s DEC excised references to the risks of underground gas storage from a 2011 federal report on methane contamination of drinking water and has allowed key data to remain hidden.
On-site construction of the massive underground gas storage depot on the banks of Seneca Lake is scheduled to begin on Friday. Please come and show your opposition. 
Our message:
Seneca Lake is not a gas station for fracking operations. Seneca Lake is our home. Seneca Lake is our water. Seneca Lake brings tourists to our shores and grows wine grapes on our hills. Crestwood, go home! We are Seneca Lake.
To learn more about non-violent civil disobedience, please attend a gathering on Wednesday night, Oct. 22, 6 - 8 pm at the Perry City Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 6324 Route 227 in Perry City, Town of Hector (directions: Google Maps)
The Pledge to Protect Seneca Lake is here. It is now active and still accepting signers

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