New York State is stuck in reverse. We can’t get shale drilling going. And shrill anti-fossil fuelers have gone so far as to illegally block the entrance to the future site of an underground storage facility for liquefied petroleum gas (propane) because they believe converting the depleted salt cavern into storing natural gas will lead to fracking in NY (see 10 Antis Arrested for Blocking Crestwood Facility at Seneca Lake). It’s so backward it’s hard to find words. However, there is hope. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has now blessed the Crestwood project, and the NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation, which has delayed approving the project since 2009, has finally issued a draft permit and scheduled a hearing next February that will (hopefully) lead to a permanent permit to allow the facility. Which is why anti-drillers have been nuttier than usual lately. The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York (JLCNY) is hosting a radio program on the Sunday after Thanksgiving to air the real story of this facility and what it will mean for all New Yorkers…
We received the following notice from the JLCNY:
Last winter, NY homeowners using propane paid $100 Million more in propane costs because local dealers had to look as far away as Washington State to find enough propane supply. That’s because New York’s propane storage infrastructure is in adequate.
Fortunately, a propane storage facility has been proposed by Crestwood Midstream (an established energy storage company from Texas) in the Finger Lakes which will prevent future propane shortages and price spikes. This project also means new jobs and investment Upstate, and more affordable energy bills for all of us each year.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved it!
Recently the NYS DEC issued a draft permit.
On February 12, 2015 the DEC will hold a hearing to further consider making the permit permanent.
We support the completion of this facility for the relief it will bring to NYS homeowners and business owners that rely on propane as their energy source.
Not surprisingly those same protesters trying to stop you from being able to enjoy the benefits of Natural Gas development are also trying to stop you from seeing the benefits of this propane storage facility. And just like their efforts to stop NG they’re using fallacious misinformation and fear mongering in their attempts to convince others to not support the facility as well.
To help stop their factually bankrupt and emotionally charged rhetoric we will be airing a radio show so NYS residents can learn the facts about the facility. We strongly urge everyone to tune into this radio show, learn the facts, show your support, and shut the protesters down.
Here are the details…
“Crestwood Storage Facility, Facts and Fallacy” Radio Show
Sunday November 30th 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
WNBF RADIO 1290
Sponsored by the JLC-UNITED
Hosted by our very own Vic Furman
Our Field Coordinator, Vic Furman, will be interviewing Crestwood’s leaders to let us all hear how safe and beneficial this facility will be!
You won’t want to miss it! So grab a refreshing drink just before the show, tune in, and sit tight for a great discussion! To hear recordings of our previous radio shows and speakers please click on //www.jlcny.org/site/index.php/quick-links/videos.
Even if you don’t use propane, please tune so you can learn and support your friends and neighbors who do. Thanks once again for showing your support for safe, responsible, and affordable energy infrastructure development in NY.
Dan Fitzsimmons, President
Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, Inc.*
For those who don’t live in the Greater Binghamton, NY area where this program will air, it’s easy enough to listen online here: //wnbf.com. Click on the LISTEN LIVE button.
*Joint Landowners Coalition of New York (email received Nov 24, 2014) – Subject: Crestwood Storage Facility, Affordable Energy, and Radio Show To Listen To…