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Concert to serve as protest to gas drilling efforts in Finger Lakes
|Wineries, breweries, farmers and environmentalists in the Finger Lakes are planning a concert this weekend to persuade music fans to oppose planned energy industry expansion in the region.
Ten bands will play on two stages at the Seneca Lake Big Splash concert, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Hector Fairgrounds on state Route 414.
Organizers hope that speakers between the bands will increase opposition to plans for hydraulic fracturing for natural gas throughout the region and underground storage of liquefied petroleum gas in the Town of Reading.
"We've already got this sustainable cash cow in the wine industry, and now the gas industry is trying to invade and will definitely ruin the wine industry," said Jon McNamara, executive director of the Finger Lakes CleanWaters Initiative, which is presenting the concert.
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