"The Circular enerG trash incinerator project is not consistent with my administration's goals for protecting our public health, our environment, and our thriving agriculture-based economy in the Finger Lakes. Importing and burning municipal solid waste in one of the State's most environmentally sensitive areas is simply not appropriate. I'm confident that the Article 10 siting board will carefully consider these impacts and reject the project application if one is ever filed. If the legislature proposes other solutions, we will consider all options to protect against this proposal that is at odds with New York's renewable energy plan and that threatens important natural resources, environmentally sensitive areas, and economic drivers in the Finger Lakes region."
Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on the Proposed Trash Incinerator Facility in the Town of Romulus