Over 200 rallied Friday August 17th at the Seneca Marine Park in Walkins Glen to stop Inergy’s proposed gas storage and transport facility on Seneca Lake. The facility has been promoted as storage for LPG or liquid petroleum gas, which is predominantly propane and butane, but the connection to the development of the Marcellus shale and fracking seems lost on no one.
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|Part 1 (28m38s) Rally before the march:
Jack Ossant #t=0m0s; Jane Winters #t=2m11s; Lou Damiani #t=11m32s; Sandra Steingraber #t=20m37s; Spike Jones #t=26m18s.
|Part 2 (27:24m) March through Watkins Glen culminating in rally:
March sequence #t=0m0s; Elaine Mansfield #t=7m4s; Jennifer Shar Allen (music) #t=14m0s; Nate Shinagawa #t=15m12s; Crow Marly #t=19m49s; Report on Schlumberger action and upcoming Albany action #t=21m05s; Pledge to Resist #t=23m6s; Every step of the way #t=26m38s.
As Jane Winters points out in part one of this video “they (Inergy) no longer refer to propane storage at all. If you go to their site, it talks about natural gas and NGL storage”. NGL, or natural gas liquids, contain ethane, propane, butane, isobutane, and other condensates extracted during gas refining. NGL come from the refining of wet gas, such as that from Marcellus wells in western Pennsylvania and Ohio. But, Inergy is involved with natural gas storage as well. Winters quotes from Inergy’s website:
“Through its interest in Inergy Midstream and its ownership of Tres Palacios and US Salt, Inergy’s midsteam business platform includes strategically positioned natural gas storage and transportation hubs, one in the Northeasten U.S. and one in Texas, a premiere NGL storage business and an industry-leading solution mining and evaporative salt production company.”
(article to be continued on No Fracking Way! blog.shaleshockmedia.org)
STARTING POINT: At 4:00, meet at Seneca Marine Park parking lot near the Village Marina Bar and Grill off North Decatur Street; (Address: 2 Seneca Harbor Watkins Glen, NY 14891) ROUTE: From parking lot, go east toward the stored boats, turn right across the railroad tracks and head towards Fourth Street and Good Groceries. Turn Right onto 4th Street, and progress towards Franklin Street, go left onto Franklin Street, proceed to Watkins Glen State Park/Gorge, then head back North on Franklin Street towards the Harbor Hotel, where the March will end at the park where we started. Anyone carrying an appropriate sign is welcome to join us for free pizza after the march.