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Wed November 20, 2013
This Week's 'New York NOW' Poll Question
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Last Week's Results
Do you support the storage of natural gas near Seneca Lake?
Your comments on natural gas storage:
No. This region of the state is the agricultural center for vineyards and orchards dependent on the natural underground water sources, These will be threatened by the commercial companies that traditionally abused these natural resources. It can be reconsidered in the future when the technology is developed. -Leo D., Delmar
No. Storage in salt mines is dangerous and has a very bad track record. -Joyce H., Branchport
No. It is too dangerous to store that much gas anywhere, let alone in a place like Watkins Glen. It would also place greater pressure on NY to engage in fracking for natural gas and put us further behind in the need for alternative/sustainable energy sources. -Edward N., Newark Valley
Yes. It already exists, however I do oppose the growth of any structure change to increase the size of the capacity of the facility. -Paul C., Montour Falls
No. Too many trucks and railroad activity for beautiful Upstate New York. Would drive many more jobs out than it could ever create. Bad for CNY. -Robin M., Syracuse
No. It is insane to think that there will be no adverse effects from this...all it would take is one of those floods we have been having in NY in the last few years to displace this gas and ruin our beautiful lake...why ever take that chance? -Katie B., Syracuse
No. There are too many potentially disastrous affects storage can have on the waters and ecology of Seneca Lake. The vast caverns are prone to leaks and the development of the facility would be detrimental to the scenic beauty of the lake not to mention the wine industry and agriculture. -Rick R., Spencer
No. It's time to build our infrastructure to support renewable energy. Gas builds upon dangerous and unsustainable fossil fuel. Bottom line we don't need it to play havoc with our tourism economy and clean life style. -Dave W., Bath
No. The caverns beneath the lake are not a safe place to store hazardous chemicals considering the through going faults in the area. There is too much potential for water contamination, not to mention noise and air pollution from increased truck traffic. -Joy H., Ithaca
No. Seneca Lake is a pristine lake and a source of safe drinking water for many people. The potential hazards from storing LNG in that area is far greater than any possible benefits. -Janet R., Union Springs
No. The entire Seneca Lake area profits from grape growing and tourism. These economic generators could be harmed by storage of natural gas in that area. -Mary S., Rochester
Disclaimer: This is not a scientific poll. It is not intended to be viewed as representative of general public opinion. Rather, results indicate the opinions of a self-selecting group of online respondents which may or may not be representative of more widespread public opinion.
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