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June 5 2014 Web Staff Time Warner News Southern Tier
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- Lawmakers in Schuyler County have taken a stance on the controversial plan to store liquified petroleum gas underneath Seneca Lake. Monday night a resolution was passed in support of the project.
Johnno Potts grew up in Schuyler County.
"I lived here my whole life. This is one of the most beautiful places ever. We're standing on of the largest fresh water basins on the entire planet and you're telling me this is the place where you want to do this," said Potts.
More than 100 frustrated Schuyler County residents stood outside the legislature building Monday in an effort to sway lawmakers from supporting Crestwood Midstream's multi-million dollar project to store liquified petroleum gas in salt caverns beneath Seneca Lake.
Despite the protest, legislators passed a resolution with a 5 to 3 vote urging the DEC to finalize its review and issue the necessary permits.
"We think its wrong that the county pay heed to them at the expense of their own constituents," said Yvonne Taylor, co-founder of Gas Free Seneca.
Those against the project say storing gas under...