He states that vessels are limited to 48 hours at any location. While that may be true in New York Harbor, it is not the case farther north. And 42 of the 43 new anchorage sites would allow “long term” use.
This is not simply about our beautiful river becoming an eyesore and a parking lot for huge barges carrying toxic substances. The proposed anchorages reflect the wider threat fossil fuels pose to the environment and health of the planet.
“It is a real concern for all of us that the Federal government wants to negatively impact the waterfront and the communities and thinks we are going to do nothing about it,” said Deputy Supervisor Tom Basile.