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Dirty Energy vs. Clean Power: The Past Battles the Future at Seneca Lake


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Dirty Energy vs. Clean Power: The Past Battles the Future at Seneca Lake

Ellen Cantarow

Let’s amend the famous line from Joni Mitchell’s “Yellow Taxi” to fit this moment in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. There, Big Energy seems determined to turn paradise, if not into a parking lot, then into a massive storage area for fracked natural gas. But there’s one way in which that song doesn’t quite match reality.