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 ...
Scenic Hudson urges public to call elected officials this week, before time runs out to avoid oil disaster

Scenic Hudson urges public to call elected officials this week, before time runs out to avoid oil disaster

Scenic Hudson: NYS Senate Temporary President John J. Flanagan needs to hear from you today to advance legislation that could protect our Hudson River and Hudson Valley communities from a major oil accident—explosion or spill—that could threaten our health and ...
Follow the facts on Hudson River anchorage plan, Riverkeeper captain says

Follow the facts on Hudson River anchorage plan, Riverkeeper captain says

Re "Anchorages would protect the Hudson," June 14 letter: The writer recommends that the public should "follow the facts." He should do the same. He states that industry seeks anchorage designations "so the U.S Coast Guard can properly manage the ...
Anchorage legislation moves forward with support of local environmental groups and towns

Anchorage legislation moves forward with support of local environmental groups and towns

Hudson Valley legislators at both the national and state level have been working on legislation that addresses the threat posed by the Coast Guard's proposal to establish ten new anchorage grounds on the Hudson River.  The legislation has been getting ...
Anchorage plan threatens Hudson: Letter

Anchorage plan threatens Hudson: Letter

lohud.com: The U.S. Coast Guard is considering a proposal to establish 10 new anchorage areas in the Hudson River between Yonkers and Kingston, where a total of 43 massive oil barges could be parked for an indefinite period of time ...
Maloney's Bill to Stop Coast Guard Proposal for Anchorages on Hudson Passes Key Hurdle

Maloney’s Bill to Stop Coast Guard Proposal for Anchorages on Hudson Passes Key Hurdle

Hudson Valley News Network: Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that federal legislation he wrote to halt the United States Coast Guard’s Proposed Rulemaking to expand mooring infrastructure on the Hudson River between Kingston and Yonkers was included as part ...
Stony Point supports proposed changes to Coast Guard barge plan

Stony Point supports proposed changes to Coast Guard barge plan

Rockland County Times: The U.S. Coast Guard’s plan to place several “parking spots” for crude oil barges and other tankers along the banks of the Hudson is being challenged in Albany. The barge anchorage locations the Coast Guard is entertaining ...
Congressional bill would delay Hudson River anchorage plan for at least a year

Congressional bill would delay Hudson River anchorage plan for at least a year

Kingston Daily Freeman: Recommendations on establishing 10 anchorage sites in the Hudson River will be delayed for at least a year under a congressional bill that would require the U.S. Coast Guard to conduct environmental studies on the proposal. The ...
NY Congressman Maloney's Amendment To Slow Anchorage Site Proposal Advances

NY Congressman Maloney’s Amendment To Slow Anchorage Site Proposal Advances

WAMC: A bill authored by a New York congressman to halt proposed anchorage sites along the Hudson River until there is further study has advanced. An environmental professor says while it’s a good first step, the proposal should bring more ...
Congressman Faso includes language in bill to halt Hudson River Anchorage process and require report to Congress

Congressman Faso includes language in bill to halt Hudson River Anchorage process and require report to Congress

Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced the inclusion of language added at his request to H.R. 2518, the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017, that would protect the public health and public safety of Hudson River communities ...
Gas Barge Grounding in New York Shows Risk of Turning Hudson River into ‘Pipeline on Water’

Gas Barge Grounding in New York Shows Risk of Turning Hudson River into ‘Pipeline on Water’

DeSmogBlog: On April 4 a barge carrying 60,000 barrels of gasoline ran aground in the Hudson River and was stranded for hours while New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation tried to determine if the barge was leaking. Luckily the Hudson ...
NY governor promises investigation of Hudson River barge grounding

NY governor promises investigation of Hudson River barge grounding

WorkBoat: An articulated tug-barge carrying 60,000 bbl. of gasoline up the Hudson River got safely off Tuesday night after running aground about 30 miles south of Albany, N.Y. There was no spill from the double hull barge RTC 150, and ...
Environmental groups sound alarm after barge carrying 60,000 barrels of gasoline runs aground on Hudson River near Catskill

Environmental groups sound alarm after barge carrying 60,000 barrels of gasoline runs aground on Hudson River near Catskill

Kingston Daily Freeman: A barge carrying about 2.5 million gallons of gasoline didn’t spill any of its cargo when it ran aground early Tuesday near the west shore of the Hudson River in Greene County, but the incident quickly became ...
Barge Runs Aground in the Hudson, Spotlighting Dangers of Anchorage Proposal

Barge Runs Aground in the Hudson, Spotlighting Dangers of Anchorage Proposal

NRDC: A barge transporting 60,000 gallons of gasoline ran aground along the Hudson River in Catskill, New York earlier today. While no injuries have been reported and so far, there has been no fuel found leaking into the river, this ...
Gasoline tanker runs aground on Hudson River, no spill reported

Gasoline tanker runs aground on Hudson River, no spill reported

LoHud.com: A tanker carrying 2.5 million gallons of gasoline ran aground in foggy weather on the Hudson River on Tuesday morning, but nothing was spilled and no one was injured. Reinauer Transportation Companies, headquartered in Staten Island, says the barge ...
Hudson Valley State Lawmakers Take Aim Against Anchorage Site Proposal

Hudson Valley State Lawmakers Take Aim Against Anchorage Site Proposal

WAMC: Two New York state lawmakers from the Hudson Valley have introduced legislation aimed at safeguarding the Hudson River from proposed anchorage sites. Meanwhile, the U.S. Coast Guard has not yet decided how to proceed with the controversial proposal. Last ...
Legislation Introduced to Safeguard the Hudson River and Surrounding Communities

Legislation Introduced to Safeguard the Hudson River and Surrounding Communities

Hudson Valley News Network: With the U.S. Coast Guard proposing to establish new anchorage points across over 90 miles of the Hudson River, Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park), Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Columbia, Dutchess) and Scenic Hudson teamed up ...
Bipartisan bill in NY Legislature seeks control over Hudson River anchorage plans

Bipartisan bill in NY Legislature seeks control over Hudson River anchorage plans

Kingston Freeman: A bipartisan effort to make it more difficult to establish large-vessel anchorage grounds on the Hudson River is being spearheaded by state Sen. Sue Serino, R-Hyde Park, and state Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, D-Hudson. Legislation was introduced this week to the ...
Hastings-on-Hudson to screen "The Hudson, A River at Risk" with discussion

Hastings-on-Hudson to screen “The Hudson, A River at Risk” with discussion

Friday, March 24th, 6:30pm–9pm James Harmon Community Center, 44 Main Street Screening begins at 7pm; Come at 6:30 to browse materials on environmental issues and chat with fellow residents. Following the screening, join a community conversation on environmental stewardship with ...
Dutchess legislature on record opposing anchorages, but it was not unanimous

Dutchess legislature on record opposing anchorages, but it was not unanimous

MidHudsonNews.com: Dutchess lawmakers joined counterparts in Ulster and Orange counties in opposing the commercial marine industry’s request of the Coast Guard to expand barge anchorages in the Hudson River.  Most county legislators, on both sides, concurred, but Republican Alan Surman ...
In fight against anchorage plan, Rhinebeck Town Board joins Hudson River Waterfront Alliance

In fight against anchorage plan, Rhinebeck Town Board joins Hudson River Waterfront Alliance

The Town Board members has agreed to join the Hudson River Waterfront Alliance, a coalition fighting a proposal to establish barge and large-vessel anchorages on the Hudson River, including one along the town’s shoreline and two immediately across the river. The decision ...
Federal lawmakers fight Hudson anchorages

Federal lawmakers fight Hudson anchorages

lohud.com: The federal fight against the Hudson River anchorage plan has been revived, with two lawmakers re-introducing legislation to prevent the Coast Guard from establishing new moorings for commercial ships off local shores. On Monday, Representatives Sean Patrick Maloney, D-Cold ...
Maloney Introduces Legislation to 'Protect' Hudson

Maloney Introduces Legislation to ‘Protect’ Hudson

Hudson Valley News Network: A group of Hudson Valley public officials, led by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, announced plans to propose legislation to prevent the U.S. Coast Guard from approving a proposal to erect ten anchorage sites for oil barges on ...
Legislation Would Block Oil Barges From Anchoring On The Hudson

Legislation Would Block Oil Barges From Anchoring On The Hudson

CBS New York: The Coast Guard is getting ready for increased barge traffic as the Hudson River is used to move oil from Albany to the city, but opponents are saying ‘no.’ Lawmakers gathered on the Yonkers riverfront Monday, to announce new ...
Lawmakers, environmentalists seek to halt Hudson River barge plan

Lawmakers, environmentalists seek to halt Hudson River barge plan

News 12 Westchester: Lawmakers and environmentalists say they are taking steps to stop the Coast Guard's plan to put more barges in the Hudson River. State and local leaders held a news conference today revealing the steps they will take ...
Backlash over plan to park oil barges on Hudson

Backlash over plan to park oil barges on Hudson

NorthJersey.com: Just north of the George Washington Bridge near the preserved banks of Palisades Interstate Park lies a 715-acre section of the Hudson River that could soon become a virtual parking lot for the scores of oil barges that travel ...
Esopus is asked to join group opposing proposed Hudson River anchorage sites

Esopus is asked to join group opposing proposed Hudson River anchorage sites

Kingston Daily Freeman: Just north of the George Washington Bridge near the preserved banks of Palisades Interstate Park lies a 715-acre section of the Hudson River that could soon become a virtual parking lot for the scores of oil barges ...
U.S. Coast Guard Anchorage Proposal May Harm Health of Hudson

U.S. Coast Guard Anchorage Proposal May Harm Health of Hudson

The Groundhog: If you’re an individual who has lived for an extended amount of time in the Hudson Valley, chances are that at least one important memory in your life is linked to the Hudson River. You may have proudly ...
Riverkeeper: Fireside chat with the The Hudson: A River at Risk

Riverkeeper: Fireside chat with the The Hudson: A River at Risk

WHEN: February 16, 2017: 7:00PM to 9:00PM WHERE: St. James' Episcopal Church 4526 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, New York 12538 map TO ATTEND: Facebook Event A series of short films produced by environmentalist, adventurer and filmmaker Jon Bowermaster will highlight the ...
Saugerties town government opposes pipelines, anchorages

Saugerties town government opposes pipelines, anchorages

Hudson Valley One: Saugerties town government has come out in opposition to the Pilgrim Pipelines. Saying it fears the possibility of “the threat of leakages, spills, fires and other types of catastrophes that can seriously harm communities like Saugerties through which ...
Anchorages plan for Hudson River unites Westchester, Dutchess, Orange opposition

Anchorages plan for Hudson River unites Westchester, Dutchess, Orange opposition

Kingston Daily Freeman: When the proposal to create large-vessel anchorage grounds at 10 locations on the Hudson River between Kingston and Yonkers was announced, Yonkers Mayor Michael Spano brought together a handful of municipalities in Westchester County to oppose the ...
Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson to Sue Oil Transport Company for Violating Clean Air Act

Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson to Sue Oil Transport Company for Violating Clean Air Act

Ossining Patch: A broad coalition including Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson, Albany County, a public housing tenants association, and other environmental and conservation organizations intend to file a federal court lawsuit against Global Companies for failure to have a valid Clean Air Act permit ...
The Hudson River at Risk Film Screening: PCBs, Anchorages, and Pipeline Projects

The Hudson River at Risk Film Screening: PCBs, Anchorages, and Pipeline Projects

Riverkeeper: Join Riverkeeper and the Ossining Documentary and Discussion Series for a screening of Jon Bowermaster’s newest installment of Hudson River at Risk films on anchorages, PCB contamination, and the AIM and Pilgrim Pipeline projects – three major threats to ...
Scenic Hudson visualization of the anchorages

Scenic Hudson visualization of the anchorages

Creating a 2,400-acre floating industrial storage area for massive barges loaded with millions of gallons of explosive, health-threatening chemicals is a pathway to potential disaster. Tell the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to terminate the U.S. Coast Guard rulemaking and ...
Debate over Hudson River's role dates back decades

Debate over Hudson River’s role dates back decades

Times Union: The current proposal to house crude oil barges at various points along the Hudson River harkens to a time when it was used to park vessels before. The Hudson River National Defense Fleet was established by Congress in ...