Cuomo Signs Bill Blocking Finger Lakes Trash Burning Plant

Governor Cuomo has signed a bill that bans development of waste-to-energy plants in the Finger Lakes Region.

The bill was pushed through the state legislature in response to plans by Circular EnerG to develop a $365 million trash burning plant in Romulus, between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes. Opposition from community groups and local governments around the Finger Lakes led New York lawmakers to take action.

The group Seneca Lake Guardian is hailing the new law and thanking the governor and the bill's sponsors. The group also says it's not counting its chickens before they're hatched, as the law may be appealed.

The Romulus plant would have burned more than 2,600 tons of garbage a day, most of it brought in by rail and by truck.

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