Power to Be
NY governor signs legislation to stop WTE project
UPDATE: May 28, 2019:
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill (A5029A) on May 24 aimed at protecting "the Finger Lakes region from the adverse effects of the siting of newly constructed incineration facilities." The legislation effectively blocks plans for a new $365 million Circular enerG incinerator in the Finger Lakes region.
May 28, 2019
Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Stop Waste Incinerators in the Finger Lakes
The Finger Lakes Community Preservation Act to Protect Region’s Environment, Quality of Life and $3 Billion Wine and Tourism Industry
Romulus, NY – Two months after the New York State Senate and Assembly both unanimously passed the legislation to stop toxic incinerators in the Finger Lakes, Governor Cuomo has officially signed the Finger Lakes Community Preservation Act into law, showing how committed the Governor is to protecting the environment and local businesses of the region.
May 24, 2019
Help Stop Dirty Garbage Incinerator in the Finger Lakes
With the budget finalized, it's time for the Governor to sign the Finger Lakes Community Preservation Act of 2019 into law. This bill would prohibit the construction of garbage incinerators within the Finger Lakes Watershed.
April 3, 2019
Judge Hears Lawsuits Against Romulus by Incinerator Corporation Circular enerG
Reserves Decisions on all motions
Waterloo, NY- In a packed courtroom, the Honorable Judge Doyle heard two Article 78 proceedings filed against the Town of Romulus by garbage incinerator applicant Circular enerG.
October 12, 2018
Judge reserves decisions on Romulus incinerator cases
WATERLOO — After listening to oral arguments for about an hour Friday, state Supreme Court Justice Daniel Doyle reserved decisions on two Article 78 proceedings initiated by the company interested in building a trash-burning incinerator in Romulus.
September 30, 2018
Lawsuits addressed in Romulus trash incinerator hearing
WATERLOO, N.Y (WENY) -- In the Seneca County Courthouse Friday morning, Circular EnerG and the Town of Romulus voiced their sides regarding a potential trash incinerator to coming to the town, at the former Seneca Army Depot. The hearing addressed two lawsuits filed against Romulus by the Rochester-based company challenging a zoning determination, and the town's revised zoning laws. For Circular EnerG, it hopes to come out on top after the ruling.
September 28, 2018
INCINERATORS IN TROUBLE
What Are The Problems With Waste Incineration?
Waste incineration is a flawed approach that is expensive, polluting, and inefficient; aging incinerators are causing trouble with toxic emissions, odor, fires, financial insecurity, and environmental injustice.
August 10, 2018
Save the Finger Lakes
Stop the Incinerator
It has been such a beautiful beginning of summer in the Finger Lakes. Clean air and clean water are the foundation for a vibrant wine and agriculture industry. It is what keeps the tourists coming back. But, that is now at risk if the proposed garbage incinerator in Romulus goes forward.
June 27, 2018
Urgent: Assembly Vote Today
Call your Assembly Person Now!
TODAY (Tuesday, June 19th) - We have an opportunity to kill the proposed garbage burning facility in Romulus, NY, if we act swiftly. There are bills proposed ( S8109b/A11214) which, if passed in the Assembly and the Senate, then signed by Governor Cuomo, would prohibit garbage incineration in the Finger Lakes.
June 19, 2018
Public Service Commission Requests Revisions to Circular enerG’s Public Involvement Program Plan for Article 10 Application
Circular enerG Seeks to Build NY’s Largest Trash Incinerator Facility in the Finger Lakes
In a letter released today, staff of the New York State Department of Public Service requested revisions to Circular enerG’s Public Involvement Program Plan (“PIP Plan”) for their Article 10 application on their proposal to build the state’s largest trash incinerator facility in the Finger Lakes. The letter requested the developer to revise several aspects of the plan, most notably explain how it will overcome local zoning laws, describe the impact on the wine and tourism economies and describe the source of the garbage.
April 12, 2018
Finger Lakes Lawmakers Introduce Legislation
To Block Controversial Incinerator Project
New York State Legislature
Senator Pam Helming, Senator Tom O’Mara, Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano have introduced legislation that would block a proposed waste-to-energy incinerator project from moving forward at the former Seneca Army Depot in the Town of Romulus.
April 6, 2018
Chairman of the Assembly’s Committee on Energy, Michael Cusick, and Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton Introduce Bill to Exclude Major Electric Generating Facilities from Expedited Power Plant Siting Process
Assembly Legislative Press Release
On March 27th, NYS Assemblyman Michael Cusick and NYS Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton introduced a bill in the NYS Assembly which would exclude major electric generating facilities, which generate electricity from the combustion or pyrolysis of solid waste or fuel derived from solid waste, from an expedited power plant siting process.
April 4, 2018
Finger Lakes Lawmakers Call On State To Block Unwanted Incinerator Project
‘Few, If Any, Areas of New York State Are As Dependent On Vibrant Natural Resources As The Finger Lakes Region’
Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C,I,Ref-Canandaigua), Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) and Sen. Pamela Helming (R-Canandaigua) called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other state officials to block a prospective application from Circular EnerG, LLC to construct a waste-to-energy incinerator at the former Seneca Army Depot in the Town of Romulus.
March 14, 2018
Assemblyman Kolb, Assemblyman Palmesano and Senator Helming Incinerator Letter
Letter expressing opposition to the EnerG incinerator.
March 9, 2018
Watch: Seneca Lake Guardian Press Conference
Legislative Office Building Albany, NY
February 20, 2018
Watch: Trash Incinerator Forum
On Jan. 7, 2018 we hosted an independent expert on how the impacts of the proposed “Waste to Energy” train trash facility at the Seneca Army Depot in the Town of Romulus would effect the Finger Lakes region.
You can watch an archive of our live stream of the Trash Incinerator Forum here.
January 7, 2018
Learn more about the Romulus Train Trash Incinerator
Please come and learn from an independent expert how the impacts of the proposed “Waste to Energy” train trash facility at the Seneca Army Depot in the Town of Romulus would effect the Finger Lakes region.
Save the Date: Sunday, January 7th
Preserve and Protect
Seneca Lake Guardian
PO Box 333
Watkins Glen NY 14981