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Fenton Residents Fume Waiting On Next Gas Transfer Station Decision From DEC

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Even with no update on the station, Fenton Planning Board meetings are packed and tense. At a meeting this week, residents protested the station wearing white t-shirts that read “no compressor station” in red and black writing. There’s a picture of a gas pipeline on the bottom. The residents and the board are waiting to hear back from the state. The Department of Environmental Conservation is combing through 14 state agencies to pick one to run an environmental study.

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Fenton Residents Fume Waiting On Next Gas Transfer Station Decision From DEC

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Even with no update on the station, Fenton Planning Board meetings are packed and tense. At a meeting this week, residents protested the station wearing white t-shirts that read “no compressor station” in red and black writing. There’s a picture of a gas pipeline on the bottom. The residents and the board are waiting to hear back from the state. The Department of Environmental Conservation is combing through 14 state agencies to pick one to run an environmental study.

Fenton Pushes Forward After Transfer Station Ruling

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The Town of Fenton is prepared to start over with a new process to approve a natural gas transfer station. A Broome County Supreme Court Judge halted the project this week. The judge said the town didn’t follow the proper safety and environmental procedures when it approved the application from NG Advantage, a natural gas delivery company. But he did open the door for the company to reapply. NG indicates it plans to do so.

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At Hearing, Residents Argue Against Proposed Natural Gas Transfer Station In Fenton

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A hearing on Wednesday in Broome County Supreme Court may decide the fate of a proposed natural gas transfer station in the Town of Fenton. The company NG Advantage wants to build the station in Fenton, which is just north of Binghamton.  Separate lawsuits from residents, a church and the Chenango Valley School District say the company and the Town didn’t follow the right procedures. They also question the reliability of safety reports and environmental impact studies. Maeve Tooher is a lawyer representing the school. She said the judge told both sides he’d have a decision soon.

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Proposed Natural Gas Transfer Station In Fenton Heads To Court

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Maureen Singer is not happy about a proposed natural gas transfer station in the Town of Fenton. “It’s tough to digest how a responsible governing body approved that,” she said.   A natural gas transfer station taps into an existing pipeline, puts the gas on trucks, and ships it to places where relatively inexpensive fuel might be hard to get. The town approved the project earlier this year.  Singer is part of a group of residents that filed a lawsuit against Fenton and the company building the transfer station, NG Advantage. A hearing on the case is scheduled for Wednesday.  A church and the Chenango Valley School District have filed separate lawsuits.  Concern Over Process  Next to the proposed site, there are baseball fields, a playground, and a basketball court.