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Star Trek Actors Arrested, Call on Gov. Cuomo to Boldly Go Beyond Fossil Fuels


Early this morning on a hillside above Seneca Lake, actors James Cromwell and John “J.G.” Hertzler of Star Trek fame joined 17 area residents in an act of civil disobedience that is part of an ongoing citizen campaign against salt cavern gas storage.

While blockading the main entrance to the Crestwood compressor station, the two actors urged Gov. Cuomo to stand up to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for green-lighting an expansion of this fracked gas infrastructure project against overwhelming local opposition and for undermining the governor’s own stated commitment to a rapid transition to renewable energy.

Here are the latest fracking protestors:

Klingon General Martok, aka John “J.G.” Hertzler

Zefram Cochrane, aka James Cromwell

12 Arrested Blockading Controversial Fracking Infrastructure

“It is wrong to bury explosive, toxic petroleum gases in underground chambers next to a source of drinking water for 100,000 people. It is wrong to build out the infrastructure for fracking at a time of climate emergency. It is right for me come to the shores of Seneca Lake, where my 11-year-old son was born, and say, with my voice and with my body, as a mother and biologist, that this facility is a threat to life and health.”


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Layers of soft shale chiseled away by rushing torrents of water create the beautiful waterfalls and formations in Watkins Glen State Park.