In The Media

Sandra Steingraber on Fracked Gas Plant Opposition Update

December 3, 2018

by Tim Williams

“What united everyone … was a sense that this is the moment now to NOT let the fossil fuel party continue by allowing this old Eisenhower-era coal burning power plant to make a lateral move to burned fracked gas hauled in from Pennsylvania … and instead shut this down and move toward renewables.” No Fracked Gas’s Sandra Steingraber speaks on WCNY’s Capitol Pressroom. Listen here

Legislature Opposes Power Plant Repowering

November 30, 2018

by Marcia E. Lynch

“After listening to two hours of public comment and engaging in close to another hour-and-a-half of thoughtful discussion, the Tompkins County Legislature went on record against the Cayuga Operating Company’s current proposal to repower the Lansing coal-fired plant.” The Lansing Star covers the Legislature’s 12-2 passage of the resolution opposing the conversion of the Cayuga Power Plant to using gas. Read the article

Tompkins County Legislature Opposes Power Plant Conversion To Natural Gas

November 21, 2018

by Celia Clarke

“Over a hundred people filled the legislative chamber and about 50 spoke during a public comment period that lasted almost two hours. The majority opposed the plant re-opening.” WSKG covers the Tompkins County Legislature’s vote opposing the conversion of the Cayuga Power Plant to burn gas. Listen/read here

Tompkins Legislature Opposes Shift to Natural Gas at Cayuga Power Plant

November 21, 2018

by Devon Magliozzi

“The Tompkins County Legislature will send a strongly worded resolution to Albany opposing a proposal to convert the Cayuga Power Plant from coal to natural gas. About 50 members of the public spoke at Tuesday’s meeting in support of the resolution, which passed by a 12-2 vote.” The Ithaca Voice covers the November 20, 2018 Legislature vote. Read the article

Committee Approves Recommendation on Future of Cayuga Power Plant

November 16, 2018

by Marcia E. Lynch

“[Residents] expressed deep concern about continued dependence on fossil fuels, the dangers of an increase in greenhouse gas emissions including from methane, use of imported ‘fracked’ gas (inconsistent with the County’s past opposition to and the State’s prohibition of fracking), and the increased truck traffic and potential dangers associated with trucks transporting compressed natural gas (CNG) to fuel the plant.” The Lansing Star covers the November 9, 2018 special meeting of the Planning, Development, and Environmental Quality Committee of the Tompkins County Legislature. Read the article

Local Residents Voice Concerns about Cayuga Power Plant Switch to Natural Gas

November 9, 2018

by Kelsey O’Connor

“Of the crowd that came out, about 30 spoke at the special meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9. Nearly all urged legislators to go with the first resolution that used stronger language.” The Ithaca Voice covers the Tompkins County Planning, Development, and Environmental Quality Committee vote on the Resolutions addressing repowering of the Cayuga Power Plant. Read the article

County Committee Votes to “Urge” DEC Rejection of Cayuga Natural Gas Plan

November 9, 2018

by Edwin Viera

“Residents from communities all across Tompkins County showed up for the public comment portion of the meeting, which last around 90 minutes. Pleas were made with the committee to support ‘Resolution A,’ which asks for the DEC to reject the proposal outright…” Ithaca.com featured coverage of the Tompkins County Planning, Development, and Environmental Quality Committee vote on repowering the Cayuga Power Plant with fracked gas. Read the article

Dozens of Tompkins County Residents Demonstrate Against Cayuga Power Plant

November 9, 2018

by Matt Steecker

“Dozens of Tompkins County residents demonstrated in unified opposition Friday to a Cayuga Power Plant proposal to burn fracked gas — and a county legislature committee agreed.” The Ithaca Journal covers the County’s Planning, Development and Environmental Quality Committee’s 4-1 vote on the stronger of two resolutions opposing the repowering of the plant. Read the article

Virtual Pipelines: Convenient for Industry, a Burden on Communities

October 30, 2018

by Karen Edelstein

“FracTracker has modeled the five most likely scenarios that would take compressed natural gas from a loading station in northern Pennsylvania to the Cayuga Power Plant in Lansing. All of the scenarios bring the trucks through populated communities, in dangerous proximity to high-risk facilities where both human safety and evacuations are problematic.” Read the article

Cayuga Power Plant Opponents Hold Rally

September 8, 2018

by LiteRock 97.3 staff

“‘When methane starts to rise, so do moms,’ said Kathleen Quinn-Jacobs, Dryden resident, Mothers Out Front, Tompkins. ‘We won’t sit idly by while another fracked gas power plant goes on line, further destabilizing the climate and polluting the air our children breathe. The most solemn duty of parents is to protect our children. We can’t do that as long as fossil fuels are pouring into power plants. Enough is enough.'” LiteRock 97.3 covers No Fracked Gas Cayuga’s September 8, 2018 forum and rally. Read the article