Power to Be
Greenidge Bitcoin Fracked Gas Power Plant
Here are some tips and tools to help us fight the expansion of the Greenidge plant.
Greenidge Bitcoin Plant
Urgent - Immediate Action Needed
The Greenidge Generation, LLC power plant wants to expand their Bitcoin mining operations (from 7,000 to 30,000 machines) in Dresden in the Town of Torrey, right on the Seneca Lake shoreline.
March 8, 2021
Greenidge Gas Bitcoin Mining Plant Expansion
Immediate Action Required
Please submit comments to/ call/ plan to attend the meeting at the Yates County Planning Board!
January 27, 2021
Help Collect Data on Seneca Lake Fish Health May 29-31
Join us May 29-31 in conducting a fish health survey during the National Lake Trout Derby on Seneca Lake.
May 29 - 31, 2021
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
A story from the Netherlands
Although presented as state of the art, the youngest incinerator in the Netherlands is far from a clean: long-term tests reveal emissions of dioxin, furan and persistent organic pollutants far beyond the limits.
The case of the REC plant raises important questions for future policy-making concerning waste incineration and its potential effects on public health and the environment.
Important Actions and Updates on Greenidge Bitcoin Mining Facility
The climate change alarm bells are deafening and we’re seeing the impacts almost daily across the state, country and planet. There are vital actions for you to take in the coming weeks. We need all hands on deck now, if we are to protect our region-and beyond- in the days ahead.
September 20, 2021
Important Organizational Sign On Letter
Climate Busting Cryptocurrency
We urge you to sign on to this letter urging New York to take a pause and study the impacts that proof of work cryptocurrency mining has on climate, air, water, and health before it expands across the state. If this issue is not yet on your radar, it absolutely must be now.
May 17, 2021
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
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
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
Letter to Tompkins County
Re: Cayuga Power Plant
Seneca Lake Guardian’s mission is to promote sustainable energy, increase investment in water supply/sewer systems, and to challenge destructive power plants, reckless development and decrepit infrastructure around Seneca Lake and throughout the Finger Lakes Region. As such, we write to urge you to adopt Resolution A, which asks the DEC to categorically deny Cayuga's application to convert to fracked gas, asks the Governor to provide support for transition to renewable energy, acknowledges that Cayuga’s proposal will result in significant environmental impacts, and calls on the DEC to require Cayuga to submit a full Environmental Impact Statement.
November 7, 2018
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
Our air. Our water. Our vote.
This fall, New Yorkers will have the historic opportunity to enshrine the right to clean air, clean water, and a healthy environment into the Bill of Rights of the New York State constitution.
August 6, 2021
Please sign on to protect the Finger Lakes and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed!
Two Ways To Lend your Support
Seneca Lake Guardian has recently learned of an ill-conceived plan to convert prime agricultural land into a needless, environmentally and economically dangerous garbage and construction/ demolition debris facility in Schuyler County- the heart of the Finger Lakes.
November 11, 2020
Proposed Garbage Station in FLX
Immediate Action Required!
We recently learned of a proposal for a garbage transfer facility that could
negatively impact areas around Seneca and Cayuga Lakes.
Please review the overview that we have gleaned from the project application.
We have exactly 10 days to submit comments to the DEC regarding this proposal (deadline September 24!), and to the Cayuta Town Board prior to October 14th.
September 14, 2020
Protect Seneca Lake on World Water Day
Monday March 22nd, is World Water Day - a day to think about what water means to people, its true value, and how we can better protect this vital resource.
Here are some ideas to better protect our water right here at home.
March 22, 2021
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
Preserve and Protect
Seneca Lake Guardian
PO Box 333
Watkins Glen NY 14981