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NYS Exposed: Businesses call on lawmakers to stop construction of trash incinerator

NYS Exposed: Businesses call on lawmakers to stop construction of trash incinerator

June 18, 2018 02:09 PM

In a follow up to a New10NBC New York State Exposed story, businesses are calling on state lawmakers to stop a trash incinerator from being built in the Finger Lakes.

Nearly 500 businesses sent letters to the Assembly, Senate, and governor urging them to pass bipartisan legislation. The letters claim "the mere threat of the incinerator has already impacted the Finger Lakes region."

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Circular enerG wants to build the trash incinerator in the town of Romulus.

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer says it would be a "gut punch" to the regional economy while putting public health at risk and harming the environment.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has also voiced his opposition, saying the proposal "threatens important natural resources, environmentally sensitive areas, and economic drivers" in the Finger Lakes region.

There are already separate Senate and Assembly bills that would stop the proposal if passed.

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