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Update: Painted Post Water Lawsuit

Update: Painted Post Water Lawsuit
Painted Post (WENY) -- As we've reported, Painted Post officials want to convert the former Ingersol-Rand foundry into a water loading facility.

They say the deal could bring in more than $2 million a year. Trucks and trains would transport up to one million gallons of water a day to Pennsylvania drilling sites.

Environmental groups The Sierra Club, People for a Healthy Environment, and the Coalition to Protect New York, along with five individuals, are suing the town, railroad and company buying the water .

The plaintiffs claim the Village didn't do a full environmental review considering the possible impact on water supply, traffic, noise and air quality.

"We hope to get, what we're asking for is to annul the agreements that they signed because they haven't done the environmental review that's necessary," said Rachel Treichler, an attorney for the petitioners. "Then for them to do a full environmental review like they should have done."

The lawsuit was filed on June 25th, but as of Friday afternoon, some of the defendants have not been served yet. Painted Post Mayor Rosswell Crozier and town attorney Ron Yorio declined to comment.

On July 23rd, the case will be heard in the Steuben County Supreme Court.