Upstate New Yorkers fear gas caves could blow wine, tourism industries

Posted by Mike Confino, November 16, 2014

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In Watkins Glenn — an idyllic part of upstate New York best known for its Finger Lakes, fall foliage and wine — activists worry it could soon be known for something less appealing: industrial disaster.

Protesters in the area are engaging in civil disobedience to stop the expansion of a gas storage facility that stores fracked gas from Pennsylvania in old mined-out salt caves, claiming it presents a safety risk to local residents, an environmental danger to the Finger Lakes region and an economic threat to the area’s wine and tourism industries.

via Upstate New Yorkers fear gas caves could blow wine, tourism industries | Al Jazeera America.