Environmentalists urge DEC to establish strong regulations for "Tanker Avoidance Zones" to protect Hudson from oil barges

Environmentalists urge DEC to establish strong regulations for “Tanker Avoidance Zones” to protect Hudson from oil barges

Thirty-five local groups have signed on to a letter to Basil Seggos, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, urging him to establish strong regulations for "Tanker Avoidance Zones" to protect the Hudson River from oil barges. The ...
Editorial: Public vigilance key to ensuring Hudson River safety

Editorial: Public vigilance key to ensuring Hudson River safety

Poughkeepsie Journal Editorial: When defenders of the Hudson River first heard the U.S. Coast Guard was considering designating as many as 10 commercial shipping anchorages on the river, they were rightly appalled and aghast – but they also were taken ...
Officials, Local Stakeholders Praise PAWSA Process

Officials, Local Stakeholders Praise PAWSA Process

Hudson Valley News Network: On Monday, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Representative Eliot Engel (NY-16) and local stakeholders reaffirmed their commitment to stopping any Coast Guard proposals that include long-term anchorage sites for the Hudson River. This followed a series ...
Reps Laud Coast Guard Study, Reiterate Opposition To Long-Term Anchorages

Reps Laud Coast Guard Study, Reiterate Opposition To Long-Term Anchorages

WAMC: Two Democratic New York Congressmen and local stakeholders stood at the Yonkers waterfront Monday afternoon to talk about potential anchorage proposals for the Hudson River. Though they praised a U.S. Coast Guard study, the lawmakers and environmentalists also made ...
Activists voice concerns about possible Coast Guard barges on Hudson

Activists voice concerns about possible Coast Guard barges on Hudson

westchester.news12: Activists gathered with federal and local politicians at the Yonkers waterfront Monday amid growing concerns that the Coast Guard could come up with a new plan to install additional anchorage sites on the Hudson River. The Coast Guard had ...
Hudson River shippers, environmental groups far from compromise in anchorage debate

Hudson River shippers, environmental groups far from compromise in anchorage debate

Kingston Daily Freeman: Shipping industry officials and environmental advocates alike are praising the U.S. Coast Guard’s process for updating rules for use of the Hudson River. However, following two workshops to provide suggestions on the proposed rules, both sides remain ...
Environmental groups propose safety measures for Hudson

Environmental groups propose safety measures for Hudson

Poughkeepsie Journal: Environmental groups are recommending a variety of safety initiatives to further protect the Hudson River, including limiting where barges and tankers can anchor on the Hudson. Recommendations from Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson and Hudson River Sloop Clearwater include further traffic management and control ...
River groups offer navigation safety measures for Hudson, cite risks from barge anchorages proposed by industry

River groups offer navigation safety measures for Hudson, cite risks from barge anchorages proposed by industry

Scenic Hudson & Riverkeeper: After taking part in the U.S. Coast Guard’s Hudson River Ports and Waterway Safety Assessment (PAWSA) workshops, Scenic Hudson and Riverkeeper praised the Coast Guard for holding the meetings and reiterated their continued opposition to any ...
Coast Guard will hold two days of closed-door discussions in Albany on vision for Hudson River

Coast Guard will hold two days of closed-door discussions in Albany on vision for Hudson River

Times Union: The U.S. Coast Guard will hold two days of closed-door discussions in Albany this week on a vision for the future of the Hudson River. Last week, the agency held two days of meetings in Poughkeepsie as part ...
Coast Guard begins closed door look at Hudson River safety hazards

Coast Guard begins closed door look at Hudson River safety hazards

midhudsonnews.com: The Coast Guard’s Hudson River Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) workshop began its two-day session in Poughkeepsie on Tuesday. The process was borne out of the earlier consideration of approving 43 new barge anchorages on the river between ...
Hudson River assessment process underway five months after anchorage plan was shelved

Hudson River assessment process underway five months after anchorage plan was shelved

Kingston Daily Freeman: The U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday began a four-day series of workshops that it says is intended to bring 21st-century rules to the Hudson River. The Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment, or PAWSA, process is being carried ...
U.S. Coast Guard restarting review of possible Hudson River anchorage grounds

U.S. Coast Guard restarting review of possible Hudson River anchorage grounds

Kingston Daily Freeman: U.S. Coast Guard officials will meet Tuesday and Wednesday with about 45 representatives from environmental groups, municipalities and the shipping industry to begin determining what factors should be considered for siting large-vessel anchorage grounds on the Hudson ...
Anchorages Victories—But Hudson Still Needs Protection

Anchorages Victories—But Hudson Still Needs Protection

Scenic Hudson: Many of you were among the 10,000 citizen advocates who told the U.S. Coast Guard to drop its proposal to create 10 new anchorage sites for 43 huge barges carrying crude oil and other poisonous chemicals. This voice ...
Yonkers Mayor critical of Coast Guard stakeholder selection for anchorages study

Yonkers Mayor critical of Coast Guard stakeholder selection for anchorages study

Mayor Michael Spano of Yonkers is asking the US Coast Guard to reconsider its selection of local municipal stakeholders at its upcoming Hudson River Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment workshops this month. The process is an opportunity for stakeholders, including ...
Hudson River has many protectors – starting with the public: Editorial

Hudson River has many protectors – starting with the public: Editorial

Poughkeepsie Journal Editorial: After too many fits and starts, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other state lawmakers have momentum on their side in protecting the Hudson River from great harm. It’s essential they stay on top of the push for a ...
New Law Effectively Blocks Proposed Hudson River Anchorage Sites

New Law Effectively Blocks Proposed Hudson River Anchorage Sites

Westchester Magazine: Local residents and businesses were not thrilled in the summer of 2016 when the U.S. Coast Guard announced plans to look into building up to 10 new anchoring sites for barges along the length of the Hudson River. There ...
NY Gov. Cuomo signs legislation ensuring state-level review of Hudson River anchorage plans

NY Gov. Cuomo signs legislation ensuring state-level review of Hudson River anchorage plans

Kingston Daily Freeman: Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday singed legislation that requires state-level study of any plans for large-vessel anchorage grounds on the Hudson River. Environmental advocates cheered the action, which came about four months after the U.S. Coast Guard ...
New Law Allows NY To Restrict Oil Tanker Hudson Anchorages

New Law Allows NY To Restrict Oil Tanker Hudson Anchorages

WAMC: A new law allows New York state to create guidelines that will restrict where oil tankers can anchor on the Hudson River. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that lets the state establish guidelines for "tanker avoidance zones." The ...
Assemblymember Barrett’s Bill To Safeguard The Hudson River Is Signed Into Law

Assemblymember Barrett’s Bill To Safeguard The Hudson River Is Signed Into Law

Assemblymember Didi Barrett’s (D - Columbia, Dutchess) legislation asserting the state’s authority over the Hudson River by expanding the criteria used to establish “tanker avoidance zones” beyond existing navigational standards was signed into law today by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.  As a ...
Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Protect the Hudson

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Protect the Hudson

Food & Water Watch: Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law groundbreaking legislation to protect the Hudson River from barges carrying fracked oil. The bill was introduced in response to a proposal by the tug and barge industry to add ...
Write Governor Cuomo — Protect the Hudson River from Oil Barges

Write Governor Cuomo — Protect the Hudson River from Oil Barges

Please add your name to a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo, urging him to sign into law legislation to help protect the Hudson River from oil barges. The deadline for signing on is this Thursday, October 19 at 6:00 pm ...
Coast Guard to hold webinars on Hudson River anchorages on Oct. 18

Coast Guard to hold webinars on Hudson River anchorages on Oct. 18

As part of its Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) concerning the proposal to create new anchorages on the Hudson River, Coast Guard experts will host two informational webinars. DATE: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 TIME: Two sessions - 10am or 7pm ...
Scenic Hudson asks public to urge Gov. Cuomo to sign Anchorages Bill

Scenic Hudson asks public to urge Gov. Cuomo to sign Anchorages Bill

Scenic Hudson: In June the state Senate and Assembly passed legislation that authorizes the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to take steps to protect the most sensitive and important areas of the Hudson River and communities along its banks ...
Coast Guard announces details of Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment on Hudson River

Coast Guard announces details of Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment on Hudson River

U.S. Coast Guard Press Release: The U.S. Coast Guard identified locations and dates for the Hudson River Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) Workshops. Dates in November have been identified for two groups of waterway users and stakeholders to participate in two-day structured ...
Coast Guard plans Hudson River safety assessment workshops on anchorages

Coast Guard plans Hudson River safety assessment workshops on anchorages

WorkBoat: Under fire from New York state and local officials, the Coast Guard announced it will hold Hudson River Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment Workshops in November as part of its review of proposed barge anchorages along the river. The Coast ...
Making waves: Jon Bowermaster launches Hope on the Hudson

Making waves: Jon Bowermaster launches Hope on the Hudson

Hudson Valley One: Jon Bowermaster isn’t into being famous, particularly. After a couple of decades as a world adventurer, author and filmmaker who documented Antarctica and other far-flung parts of our ocean planet on National Geographic expeditions, the Stone Ridge ...
Amendment to Defund Future Anchorage Plans on Hudson Passes House

Amendment to Defund Future Anchorage Plans on Hudson Passes House

Hudson Valley News Network: After working to kill the Coast Guard’s initial proposal to install ten new anchorage sites on the Hudson River, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that his amendment to defund future attempts to establish these sites ...
Poor visibility, pilot error cited in Hudson River barge grounding

Poor visibility, pilot error cited in Hudson River barge grounding

WorkBoat: Extreme Hudson River fog and a powerful current contributed to the April 4 grounding of a barge carrying 60,000 bbls. of gasoline at Catskill, N.Y., according to a report from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation police. The ...
Maloney joins Coast Guard for on the river tour of the Hudson

Maloney joins Coast Guard for on the river tour of the Hudson

MidHudsonNews.com: Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D, NY-18), who was a driving force in killing the proposal to allow additional commercial anchorages on the Hudson River between Yonkers and Newburgh, joined the East Coast region Coast Guard leader on the river ...
Poughkeepsie Journal: State should assert its role over Hudson River protection

Poughkeepsie Journal: State should assert its role over Hudson River protection

Poughkeepsie Journal Editorial Board: Protectors of the Hudson River – and that should be all of us – caught a big break recently when the U.S. Coast Guard pronounced it was backing off a potentially disastrous plan to designate as ...
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 ...
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