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Seneca Lake Guardian to offer scholarship

Seneca Lake Guardian will offer an annual scholarship for a Finger Lakes-area high school senior seeking a degree in environmental law.

The new scholarship will be called the Deborah Goldberg Environmental Stewardship Scholarship in honor of the managing attorney for the Northeast Regional Office of Earthjustice. A namesake scholarship was presented to Goldberg recently at her retirement party hosted by Earthjustice in New York City.

Earthjustice has provided legal assistance to Seneca Lake Guardian and others in many local environmental battles, including the fight against hydraulic fracturing, the campaign to defeat the proposed Crestwood LPG underground gas storage in Reading, Schuyler County, and the fight against a trash incinerator in the town of Romulus.

“Not only is Deborah a brilliant attorney, she is also a genius when it come to having her finger on the pulse of the political world that is enmeshed with the environmental issues she has fought for,” said Yvonne Taylor, vice-president of Seneca Lake Guardian. “She is championed as a quick-witted, no-holds-no-punches eco-protector who’s dedication to the Finger Lakes Region will never be forgotten. She has also become a dear friend over the years. We couldn’t think of a better way to honor her than by fostering Finger Lakes students who are pursuing a career in environmental law to follow her lead.”

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