Steingraber and a coalition of groups called Don't Frack New York have collected more than 3,000 signatures on a "Pledge to Resist Fracking," which says signers will engage in "non-violent acts of protest" if Gov. Andrew Cuomo lifts a 5-year-old moratorium on shale gas development in the state.Companies have been solution-mining salt beside Seneca Lake for more than a century. The process involves drilling about 2,000 feet down into a salt formation left by an ancient sea. Water is injected to dissolve salt, creating brine that's evaporated to yield salt. The caverns left behind make ideal storage spaces for natural gas and propane, and previous owners have used the Seneca Lake salt caverns for gas storage for decades.
Gas-storage Plans In NY's Finger Lakes Draw Outcry
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