The New York State Senate has unanimously approved a bill to block a Rochester company's development of a trash-burning power plant in Seneca County.
The CircularEnerG plant would be at the former Seneca Army Depot site and would convert garbage into steam for generating electricity. But it's opposed by more than 30 local governments and school districts in the Finger Lakes region, as well as nearly 500 businesses whose owners wrote to the Senate, Assembly and Governor urging they halt the development. They say it will be a disaster for the tourism-centered economy of the Finger Lakes Region.
A bill similar to the Senate bill is before the State Assembly.