About 40 activists who oppose the expansion of gas storage on the shore of Seneca Lake were arrested Tuesday, according to organizers. The group has been blocking the gates to the Crestwood gas storage facility since Oct. 23. The group said most of those arrested Tuesday were teachers. It’s unclear what happened to those arrested — in previous protests, some of those arrested have opted to go to jail.
At one point this morning, Yates County deputies were called to the site to support Schuyler County officers who were transporting those arrested to the public safety building in Watkins Glen.
The group is protesting the expansion of methane gas storage in the Seneca Lake Area. The LPG storage facility planned there, which many also oppose, is currently on hold pending state approval.