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Assemblywoman urges halt in Cargill salt mine expansion below Cayuga Lake




ITHACA, N.Y. – In a press conference Thursday morning, Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton voiced concern for future mining activity below Cayuga Lake, calling for a moratorium on expansions of the Cargill salt mine, a proposal which has mine workers concerned.

Lifton calls for stop to mining under Cayuga Lake



Long the subject of scrutiny by the local scientific community, the Cargill Salt Mine in Lansing has attracted the attention of Tompkins County’s voice on the New York State Assembly, Barbara Lifton, who has joined the group of those opposed to further salt mining under Cayuga Lake.

Assemblywoman Lifton calls for moratorium on lake salt mining

A request for a moratorium on salt mining under Cayuga Lake has drawn sharp disagreement from Cargill Cayuga Salt Mine representatives.

Court puts temporary stop to Fenton natural gas station development


NG Advantage representatives tried to allay fears expressed by Town of Fenton residents who say the company's natural gas transfer station poses a potential threat to the health and safety of neighbors.

A judge's order has halted construction on a Town of Fenton natural gas transfer station just as developers try to allay fears voiced by opponents who claim the project poses serious hazards.

Environmental firm opposes Town of Fenton natural gas compressor station

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - An Ithaca-based Environmental firm is calling on the state to stop the operation of a gas trucking terminal in the Town of Fenton.

Environmentalists Call on Governor Cuomo to Halt Fenton Natural Gas Compressor Station


Environmentalists on Friday were calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to put a moratorium on the controversial Town of Fenton natural gas compressor station and other projects like it.

LAWSUIT: Fenton procedures flawed in transfer station approval



A lawsuit seeking to overturn the recent approval of a natural gas transfer station in Port Dickinson claims the Town of Fenton Planning Board failed to follow proper procedures during the five-month project review.

Environmental firm says Ithaca Gun site still contaminating Ithaca Falls


ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Toxics Targeting, Inc. in Ithaca made an announcement Tuesday saying they believe Ithaca Falls is still contaminated with lead from the former Ithaca Gun site.

DEC closes in on final proposal for Ithaca Falls cleanup








Walter Hang displays shotgun shell remains found at Ithaca Falls Overlook.
Alyvia Covert/Ithaca Voice



ITHACA, N.Y. – As The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) seeks final public opinion on the Ithaca Falls cleanup initiative, one local advocate continues to push for further action.

Activists Scoff at DEC's Ithaca Gun Company Site Cleanup Proposal


ITHACA, N.Y. -- The latest cleanup proposal for the former Ithaca Gun Company site is drawing criticism from local activists.

The DEC hosted an open house to give people a look at their plans for the Ithaca Falls area Tuesday.

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