Dutchess legislator proposes opposing anchorages on Hudson River

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MidHudsonNews.com: The plan under consideration by the Coast Guard to establish 10 commercial anchorages on the Hudson River between Kingston and Yonkers should be opposed and Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner wants to lead the charge by that lawmaking body.  He said the county should oppose barges with fracked oil that would be moored in the 10 previously announced locations.

“We shouldn’t be turning the Hudson River into an industrial parking lot for these fracked oil barges,” he said.

Tyner said the state should shoot for non-fossil fuel electric generation by 2030.

The Democrat lawmaker who frequently pushes environmental issues is also proposing that the county make sure neighborhoods are notified when groundwater contamination or vapor intrusion threats have been discovered nearby.

 

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