DEC releases findings on barge that ran aground carrying two million gallons of gasoline

DEC releases findings on barge that ran aground carrying two million gallons of gasoline

Hudson Valley 360: The state Department of Environmental Conservation has released an “After Action” report following an incident from April where a Reinauer Transportation LLC barge carrying over two million gallons of gasoline ran aground on the Hudson River near ...
Video: Assemblywoman Didi Barrett discusses bill preventing barge anchorage sites

Video: Assemblywoman Didi Barrett discusses bill preventing barge anchorage sites

Spectrum News: State lawmakers say New York can permanently keep oil barges from anchoring in the Hudson River — if the Coast Guard decides to revisit the issue. The legislature passed a bill this year that would change state navigation ...
Proposed bill would stop plans for anchorages in the Hudson

Proposed bill would stop plans for anchorages in the Hudson

Poughkeepsie Journal: While the U.S. Coast Guard recently suspended its anchorage proposal, the possibility of another effort to fill the Hudson River with anchored vessels could be on the horizon. But legislation aimed at safeguarding the Hudson River could bolster the ...
Coast Guard must do full, public review on Hudson anchorages: View

Coast Guard must do full, public review on Hudson anchorages: View

LoHud.com: In a stunning about-face on June 28, the U.S. Coast Guard announced it will “suspend future rulemaking decisions” regarding 10 anchorages, with spaces for 43 oil barges, on the Hudson River, while it conducts a Port and Waterways Safety Assessment, ...
Lawmakers say threat to Hudson River continues without Cuomo signature

Lawmakers say threat to Hudson River continues without Cuomo signature

MidHudsonNews.com: State Senator Susan Serino (R, Hyde Park) and Assemblywoman Didi Barrett (D, City of Hudson) gathered local officials and community advocates in Poughkeepsie on Monday to urge Governor Cuomo to sign into law legislation that was passed that would ...
Cuomo and state reps differ on urgency of Hudson River anchorage bill

Cuomo and state reps differ on urgency of Hudson River anchorage bill

Daily Freeman: Gov. Andrew Cuomo has given no indication whether he will sign a bill that would grant the state the power to closely scrutinize Hudson River anchorage proposals. The bill has passed both houses of the state Legislature and ...
House passes bill to further stymie Hudson River anchorage effort, Maloney says

House passes bill to further stymie Hudson River anchorage effort, Maloney says

Kingston Daily Freeman: Federal legislation aimed at preventing large vessels from anchoring on the Hudson River between Kingston and Yonkers has been approved by the House, U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney said Friday. Maloney, D-Cold Spring, said language he wrote ...
Coast Guard announces Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment on Hudson River

Coast Guard announces Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment on Hudson River

USCG Press Release: The U.S. Coast Guard has announced it will conduct a Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment of the Hudson River. In 2016, the U.S. Coast Guard promulgated an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to seek comprehensive public ...
Food & Water Watch asks supporters to contact Cuomo to sign the legislation

Food & Water Watch asks supporters to contact Cuomo to sign the legislation

Dear Supporter, We did it! The Coast Guard suspended its proposal to add more anchorage sites for fracked-oil barges on the Hudson River!  That's great news, but we're not done yet. Because the proposal could come back in the future, we need to make ...
Hudson River activists plan 10-day voyage down the river

Hudson River activists plan 10-day voyage down the river

Times Union: SeaChange is a social movement whose efforts to stop climate change unfold atop and along the Hudson River. This weekend SeaChangers will be in Troy and Albany. A crew of artists, musicians and Mohawk tribe members will launch ...
Backlash reroutes Hudson anchorage proposal

Backlash reroutes Hudson anchorage proposal

Rye City Review: After an outpouring of negative commentary and bipartisan backlash from elected officials, a proposal from the U.S. Coast Guard to add dozens of anchorages across the Hudson River has been suspended, but may not be fully dead ...
NY Congressman: Four Principles Must Guide USCG Safety Assessment

NY Congressman: Four Principles Must Guide USCG Safety Assessment

WAMC: Hudson Valley Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney Monday announced next steps regarding the suspended U.S. Coast Guard proposal for anchorage sites along the Hudson River. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports from the Newburgh waterfront. The Coast Guard ...
Locals want say in Hudson River risk assessment

Locals want say in Hudson River risk assessment

Recordonline.com: Opponents of a controversial proposal to create 43 sites between Kingston and Yonkers where barges and tugboats plying the Hudson River could anchor celebrated when the U.S. Coast Guard announced last month a suspension of the plan while it ...
Maloney Announces Next Steps on Suspended Coast Guard Anchorage Proposal

Maloney Announces Next Steps on Suspended Coast Guard Anchorage Proposal

Hudson Valley News Network: On the waterfront in the City of Newburgh, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and local stakeholders announced the next steps regarding the U.S. Coast Guard anchorage proposal, which was suspended on June 28, 2017. Instead, the ...
U.S. Rep. John J. Faso: Hudson River future looks brighter with no barge anchorages planned

U.S. Rep. John J. Faso: Hudson River future looks brighter with no barge anchorages planned

Poughkeepsie Journal: In response to your June 27 editorial ("N.Y. moves to protect Hudson – but where are the feds?"), there is good news to report for readers of this newspaper and other river-community residents concerned about the future of the Hudson ...
Local, federal lawmakers not dropping guard on Coast Guard

Local, federal lawmakers not dropping guard on Coast Guard

MidHudsonNews.com: The U.S. Coast Guard may have suspended the Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment, an assessment of establishing more anchorages up and down the Hudson River. Surrounded by local officials and environmental group representatives, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D, NY-18), ...
Rep. Maloney weighs in on Coast Guard anchorage site

Rep. Maloney weighs in on Coast Guard anchorage site

Westchester News: Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and several environmental groups are demanding the United States Coast Guard meet new standards in its ports and waterways safety assessment concerning a proposed anchorage site in the Hudson River. The Coast Guard already ...
Hudson Valley Reps Further Weigh In On Suspended Anchorages Proposal

Hudson Valley Reps Further Weigh In On Suspended Anchorages Proposal

WAMC: A New York congressman from the Hudson Valley is standing his ground after declaring last week that a U.S. Coast Guard proposal for Hudson River anchorage sites is effectively dead. Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney was the first to announce ...
Hudson anchor sites in deep water

Hudson anchor sites in deep water

The Riverdale Press: There won’t be any new places to anchor along the Hudson River. At least not for the foreseeable future. The U.S. Coast Guard announced last week they delayed a decision on granting 10 additional anchoring site requests ...
Coast Guard suspends Hudson River anchorage point proposal

Coast Guard suspends Hudson River anchorage point proposal

The Legislative Gazette: The Coast Guard has announced it will “suspend future rule making decisions” regarding a controversial proposal to put new commercial shipping anchorage points along the Hudson River. The proposal would have set up 10 new anchorage points ...
Coast Guard Suspends Plan to Create Anchorages in Hudson

Coast Guard Suspends Plan to Create Anchorages in Hudson

The Examiner News: The U.S. Coast Guard has decided to temporarily suspend plans to create 43 new anchorages in 10 locations along the Hudson River from Yonkers to Kingston. After reviewing more than 10,200 comments that were received from elected ...
Hudson anchorage delay provides opportunity: Editorial

Hudson anchorage delay provides opportunity: Editorial

Poughkeepsie Journal: The U.S. Coast Guard’s decision to back off a potentially dangerous plan to designate as many as 10 commercial shipping anchorages on the Hudson River is a clear victory for the public — even more so considering what ...
Hudson Valley Officials Celebrate Coast Guard Decision On Anchorage Berths

Hudson Valley Officials Celebrate Coast Guard Decision On Anchorage Berths

Yonkers Daily Voice: With the U.S. Coast Guard suspending plans to create anchor berths for barges throughout the Hudson Valley, local officials are celebrating their victory after more than a year of deliberating. The Coast Guard agreed to t ake ...
Coast Guard anchorage suspension is not a done deal, says Riverkeeper

Coast Guard anchorage suspension is not a done deal, says Riverkeeper

MidHudsonNews.com: The key word is “suspension,” not “termination” of the proposal, said Riverkeeper Vice President of Advocacy John Lipscomb. But, on Wednesday, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D, NY-18) interpreted the announcement differently. “What I am telling you is they would ...
Reaction To Coast Guard Decision To Scrap Anchorage Sites On Hudson

Reaction To Coast Guard Decision To Scrap Anchorage Sites On Hudson

Tarrytown, NY Patch: Reaction to the announcement Wednesday that the U.S. Coast Guard has scrapped plans to create anchorage sites in the Hudson River between Yonkers and Kingston has poured in. Riverkeeper President Paul Gallay said that 10,000 Hudson Valley ...
Coast Guard Agrees to Kill Hudson River Anchorages Proposal

Coast Guard Agrees to Kill Hudson River Anchorages Proposal

Hudson Valley News Network: After more than a year of tireless efforts to defeat a plan for additional anchorages, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement after Admiral Steven D. Poulin of the U.S. Coast Guard announced that ...
Coast Guard suspends Hudson River anchorages proposal

Coast Guard suspends Hudson River anchorages proposal

Westfair Communications: The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended a controversial proposal that would create additional anchorages for commercial shipping along the Hudson River. In a bulletin on Wednesday, Rear Admiral Steven Poulin, commander of the First Coast Guard District, announced that future rule-making ...
USCG Suspends Hudson River Anchorages Proposal

USCG Suspends Hudson River Anchorages Proposal

WAMC: The U.S. Coast Guard has shelved future rulemaking decisions regarding additional anchorages on the Hudson River. Hudson Valley Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, who first announced the news Wednesday, calls it a major victory. Others view the move more cautiously ...
Proposed Hudson River Anchorage Sites May Be Dead In the Water

Proposed Hudson River Anchorage Sites May Be Dead In the Water

Westchester Magazine: For nearly a year, public and local governments throughout lower New York have voiced strong bipartisan opposition to a proposal by the U.S. Coast Guard that would create ten locations for up to 43 oil barges to weigh ...
Coast Guard suspends, but doesn’t kill, plan for Hudson River anchorage grounds

Coast Guard suspends, but doesn’t kill, plan for Hudson River anchorage grounds

Kingston Daily Freeman: The U.S. Coast Guard has shelved, but not outright killed, its controversial plan to create 10 anchorage grounds for large vessels on the Hudson River between Kingston and Yonkers. “The anchorages proposal has been suspended because, after analyzing ...
Coast Guard Kills Plan To Park Barges Along Hudson River

Coast Guard Kills Plan To Park Barges Along Hudson River

Yonkers Daily Voice: After more than a year, the Coast Guard has agreed to kill a proposal that would have seen barge anchor berths placed along the Hudson River. According to Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, on Tuesday, “after more than ...
Coast Guard puts on hold controversial Hudson River anchorages

Coast Guard puts on hold controversial Hudson River anchorages

Record online: The U.S. Coast Guard has “suspended” a controversial proposal to build 10 Hudson River sites where dozens of ships, barges and tugboats could anchor, a decision being hailed as a victory by U.S. Rep. Sean Maloney and local ...
Coast Guard Suspends Hudson River Anchorage Plan

Coast Guard Suspends Hudson River Anchorage Plan

Maritime Executive: The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its plans to designate 10 anchorages for petroleum barges on the Hudson River, bowing to pressure from environmental groups and local citizens. “The anchorages proposal has been suspended because, after analyzing and reviewing ...
Coast Guard 'suspends' Hudson River anchorage proposal

Coast Guard ‘suspends’ Hudson River anchorage proposal

Lohud.com: The Coast Guard is backing off a contentious proposal to put 10 commercial shipping anchorages on the Hudson River stretching from Yonkers north to Kingston. The agency said it would "suspend future rulemaking decisions" on the proposal, floated by ...
Oil and Water Don’t Mix in the Hudson River

Oil and Water Don’t Mix in the Hudson River

Food & Water Watch: Over the past few decades, grassroots groups have worked tirelessly to restore New York’s majestic Hudson River. Then they found out about a plan to add something the Hudson certainly doesn’t need: Massive barges carrying fracked ...
NY legislators vote overwhelmingly for bill to protect Hudson from oil barges

NY legislators vote overwhelmingly for bill to protect Hudson from oil barges

Riverkeeper: Last night, a bill to give the state additional say over Hudson River anchorage locations overwhelmingly passed the New York State Senate and will be heading to the Governor Andrew Cuomo’s desk for approval. The Senate joined the Assembly ...
Bill To Ban Barges In Hudson Valley Awaiting Cuomo's Approval

Bill To Ban Barges In Hudson Valley Awaiting Cuomo’s Approval

Yorktown Daily Voice: A bill to prevent the creation of anchorage sites in the Hudson River has passed the New York State Assembly and Senate, and will now head to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk before it can be signed into ...
Bill To Prevent Barge Anchorage Fields On Hudson Passes Legislature

Bill To Prevent Barge Anchorage Fields On Hudson Passes Legislature

Rivertowns, NY Patch: A bill aimed at safeguarding the Hudson River and local waterfront communities has passed both the Assembly and Senate in Albany. Legislation sponsored by Sue Serino, R-Hyde Park, and Didi Barrett, D-Hudson, would bolster the state’s ability ...
Effort to give NY more say over Hudson River anchorage sites clears state Legislature

Effort to give NY more say over Hudson River anchorage sites clears state Legislature

Kingston Daily Freeman: A bipartisan effort to give New York additional say over large-vessel anchorage locations on the Hudson River has won final approval in the state Legislature and is heading to the governor’s desk. The bill giving New York ...
State throttles back on Hudson oil barge plan

State throttles back on Hudson oil barge plan

Albany Times Union: The state is throttling back a controversial proposal to park dozens of oil barges on the Hudson River south of the Capital Region. At the end of the legislative session Wednesday, lawmakers passed a law giving the ...
New York State legislature passes bill addressing the anchorage proposal, limiting oil barges on the Hudson

New York State legislature passes bill addressing the anchorage proposal, limiting oil barges on the Hudson

The New York State legislature has passed a bill that addresses the concerns over the proposed anchorages by limiting the movement of petroleum-bearing vessels on the Hudson River.  The legislation was sponsored by Sue Serino in the Senate and Didi Barrett ...
Key bill on anchorages passes State Assembly 93-2; Senate must act soon

Key bill on anchorages passes State Assembly 93-2; Senate must act soon

Riverkeeper: On Tuesday, June 20th, the New York State Assembly passed legislation — by a vote of 93-2 — to help protect the Hudson and waterfront communities from dangerous oil barges and the unnecessary anchorages requested by industry. In order for ...