Bill blocking trash incinerators in the Finger Lakes passes state Assembly

A bill to block the construction of new trash incinerators in the Finger Lakes region, co-sponsored by a bipartisan contingent of upstate lawmakers, passed the state Assembly on Thursday.

The “Finger Lakes Community Preservation Act,” as it has been dubbed, would bar issuance of permits for new incinerator facilities in the region, including the proposal to build a new trash incinerator on a 48-acre parcel of the Seneca Army Depot in Romulus.

The bill’s Assembly sponsors include Barbara Lifton, of Ithaca; Donna Lupardo, of Endwell, both Democrats; and Republican Phil Palmesano, of Corning.

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