Environmental firm opposes Town of Fenton natural gas compressor station

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

The President of Toxics Targeting, Walter Hang, held a news conference on Friday to discuss incidents regarding gas compressor stations statewide.

Hang says in many cases, spills, fires and toxic releases are not cleaned up to DEC standards.

Construction is well underway for a gas compressor station and trucking terminal located along West Service Road in Hillcrest.

The $100 million facility will transport compressed gas to customers within a 200 miles of our area while deploying around 100 trucks per day.

Hang says New York State needs to step in and put an end to all types of fossil fuel infrastructure.

“They are putting the facility up. However, there’s a big difference between beginning construction, completing construction and getting the regulatory approvals that are required to get this facility to operate.  We’re putting the entire load on the Governor’s shoulders,” said Hang.

Hang says over 1,200 people, including 22 state lawmakers have called for a statewide moratorium on fossil fuel project approvals.

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