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Finger Lakes wineries oppose gas storage facility

Updated: 07/30/2014 9:23 AM
Created: 07/30/2014 8:55 AM WNYT.com
By: WNYT Staff

Finger Lakes wineries are coming to Albany Wednesday with a message for the governor and legislature.

They oppose an effort to issue permits for a gas storage facility.

The gas storage site would be inside abandoned salt caverns along Seneca Lake.

But the wineries worry about a threat to the drinking water and its effect on wine growing.

New York's wine industry is the 3rd largest in the nation.

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