Four Ways To Fight The Incinerator Now

The Finger Lakes are facing an enormous environmental, public health and economic threat that few people know about. There is a new proposal to build a massive garbage incinerator in the town of Romulus, New York, less than 4 miles from the shores of Seneca and Cayuga Lakes. If approved, it would be built at the old Seneca Army Depot, just a few hundred yards away from the Romulus K-12 public school. It is also near Hillside Children’s Center, a residential facility for troubled youth, the 5 Points Correctional Facility, Willard Drug Treatment Center and the Seneca County Jail, making this an environmental justice issue.

We have 4 time- sensitive requests, as outlined below:

1. Add your organization’s name to the growing list of Finger Lakes incinerator opponents
Fill out the form to be included with a growing list of organizations that are opposed to the Finger Lakes incinerator project. A sample resolution is also enclosed. Feel free to pass that along to others. We will accept your opposition to the project at any time, but please try to respond to this request as quickly as possible

2. Make a donation to block the incinerator
Make a tax-deductible donation to Seneca Lake Guardian. We are an all-volunteer organization designed to administer funds exclusively for and in advancement of projects to promote sustainable energy, increase investment in water supply/sewer systems, and to challenge destructive power plants, reckless development and decrepit infrastructure.

You can make a donation online or by mailing a check to:

Seneca Lake Guardian
PO Box 333
Watkins Glen NY 14891

3. Contact your State Assemblymember and State Senator, urging them to support Assembly bill 10277, (sponsored by Michael Cusick and Barbara Lifton, and supported by Phil Palmesano and Brian Kolb) and Senate bill 8109, (sponsored by Tom O’Mara and Pam Helming) which will take incinerators out of the state power plant siting process (Article 10.)

Write a letter or call your State Senator and your State Assemblymember expressing your opposition to this project and urging them to support Assembly bill 10277 and Senate bill 8109 that would take garbage incinerators out of the Article 10 siting process. They should also support a statewide moratorium on garbage incinerators.

Sample Resolution
Elected Officials Addresses

4. Please Share this Facebook Events page with your members and on Social Media to help spread the word!