New York state bill seeks to ban garbage incinerators in Finger Lakes

A bipartisan group of representatives from the state Senate and Assembly have introduced bills that would stop developers from building garbage incinerators in the Finger Lakes.

The legislation would prohibit construction of trash incinerators in the Finger Lakes watershed, and would effectively end Rochester-based Circular enerG’s proposal to build one of the state’s largest waste incinerators at the former Seneca Army Depot.

“Trash incinerators have no place in the Finger Lakes,” said Joseph Campbell, president of Seneca Lake Guardian, in a statement. “Circular enerG attempted to deceive our community into believing this was a renewable energy project and steamroll their proposal through despite widespread opposition.

The Ithaca Journal

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