Category: Environment

Big turnout expected for Monday meeting in Butler for sludge processing facility

Big turnout expected for meeting in Butler on proposed sludge facility

A major turnout is expected at Monday's meeting of the Butler Town Board, as it considers an application from Tully Environmental to construct a sewage sludge processing facility in its community on State Route 89. Over the weekend, Seneca Lake Guardian, the ... MORE
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Residents blast proposed sewer sludge facility in Butler at meeting; no decisions made yet

As expected, residents turned out in force to oppose the sewer sludge composting facility on State Route 89 in the town of Butler. Tully Environmental gave a presentation to the Town of Butler, and its Town Board at a meeting on Monday ... MORE
Greenidge could pull down $50K per day as bitcoin operation launches

Greenidge could pull down $50K per day as bitcoin operation launches

The Greenidge Generation power plant has shifted from intermittent to full-time operation to accommodate a new Bitcoin mining operation capable of generating about $50,000 of the virtual currency daily. The plant recently installed and tested 7,000 crypto mining machines that draw 14 ... MORE
Butler project could move forward despite opposition; environmental attorney hired by town board

Butler project could move forward despite opposition; environmental attorney hired by town board

A raucous standing-room-only crowd that spilled out of the steamy 150-seat Butler Town Hall vented opposition Tuesday evening to a proposed facility to handle sewage sludge hauled from New York City. After Dan Scully of Tully Environmental gave a broad-brush description of that company’s ... MORE
Company wants to transport sewer sludge from NYC to Wayne County

Company wants to transport sewer sludge from NYC to Wayne County

The Finger Lakes could be home to a new sewer sludge composting facility. The waste would be transported in from New York City, and processed at a facility on Route 89 in the town of Butler. The Finger Lakes times reports that ... MORE
Local residents voice concerns over sewer sludge treatment facility in Wayne County

Local residents voice concerns over sewer sludge treatment facility in Wayne County

Back in November 2019 there was a presentation given to officials in the town of Butler over a proposed Bio Solid Composing facility. The project was proposed for a piece of property located on Route 89 in the town of Butler, which ... MORE
Supervisor continues hammering environmental, economic issues in Ontario County

Supervisor Lou Guard continues advocacy on environmental, economic issues in Ontario County

Geneva City Supervisor Lou Guard believes Ontario County is 'healthy', but don't take that assessment as complacency. Guard talked about the progress and growth in Ontario, and the opportunities county government still has in front of it. "It's one of the growing ... MORE
Senators write letter to EPA calling for chemicals in Seneca Lake to be addressed

Senators write letter to EPA calling for chemicals in Seneca Lake to be addressed

The Finger Lakes is getting some environmental advocacy attention from Senators Chuck Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, and about 28 others in U.S. Senate. Last year the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency outlined a plan to address contamination – in form of PFAS – at ... MORE
Reps Katko, Brindisi, and Morelle send letter to IJC to maximize Lake Ontario outflows

Reps Katko, Brindisi, and Morelle send letter to IJC to maximize Lake Ontario outflows

The Congressmen serving along the shores of Lake Ontario are calling for maximized outflows from the lake to ensure minimal flood damage, as experts warn of a difficult spring. Reps. John Katko, R-24 of Camillus, Anthony Brindisi, D-22 of Utica, and Joe ... MORE
Local residents hammer

Residents rally against sewer sludge processing facility in Wayne County

When it comes a proposed composing facility, which would process New York City sewer sludge – residents have stepped up to oppose it. “Upstate New York has become New York City’s dumping ground,” Steve Wickman of Sodus said, as reported by News10NBC ... MORE
Sodus Chamber to host meeting to talk flooding along Lake Ontario

Sodus Chamber to host meeting to talk flooding along Lake Ontario

The Sodus Chamber of Commerce has entered the discussion and debate around rising waters on Lake Ontario. For the last several years shoreline residents and businesses have been adversely impacted by water management on the lake. The Chamber plans to hold a ... MORE
Cuomo wants to speed up approval process, construction of ‘green industry’ in New York

Cuomo wants to speed up approval process, construction of ‘green industry’ in New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to make it easier and faster for renewable energy projects to move through the permitting and construction process. He’s proposed a 30-day budget amendment to help with that. If adopted, the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit ... MORE
Ontario County farm added to methane extraction project led by Brightmark

Ontario County farm added to methane extraction project led by Brightmark

An Ontario County farm has been added to a Western New York Biogas project. Finger Lakes News Radio reports that Lawnhurst Farms in Stanley will take part in the Yellowjacket project by San Francisco-based energy company Brightmark. The farm will join five ... MORE
Southern Tier natural gas pipeline will not go forward

Southern Tier natural gas pipeline will not go forward

A four-year battle is over, and a controversial natural gas pipeline, which would have cut through the Southern Tier will not go forward. It would have been a 124-mile long pipeline that would have brought natural gas from Pennsylvania into the Southern ... MORE
Proposed zoning change creates controversy ahead of Waterloo meeting

Proposed zoning change creates controversy ahead of Waterloo meeting

A proposed amendment to Waterloo’s zoning has drawn a lot of criticism over the last several weeks, and on Monday, a public hearing will take place. The Waterloo Town Board will meet to hold a session over the proposal, which will change ... MORE
Assemblyman Manktelow says residents should stay informed, pose questions to Butler officials as sewer sludge proposal goes forward

Manktelow says residents should stay informed, pose questions to Butler officials as sewer sludge proposal goes forward

New York State Assemblyman Brian Manktelow (R-130) has issued a statement on the proposal to bring a sludge processing plant to Butler, Wayne County. That proposal is being considered by the Butler Town Board, and was proposed by Tully Environmental. The sludge ... MORE
O’Mara critical of Cuomo amendment that would erode local choice on green projects

O’Mara critical of Cuomo amendment that would erode local choice on green projects

State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) is joining other Republicans to criticize Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent budget amendment, which local officials say would erode home rule. Cuomo, as part of the newly released 30-day amendments to his 2020-2021 proposed state budget, wants ... MORE
Third phase of REDI dredging now underway along Lake Ontario

Third phase of REDI dredging now underway along Lake Ontario

The third phase of the dredging project along Lake Ontario, as part of the REDI plan, is officially underway. The state says it’s giving counties information they need to update, expand, and implement an existing regional dredging management plan, according to WHEC-TV ... MORE