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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Film Screening and Forum on the anchorages at Upstate Films, Rhinebeck

Scenic Hudson will hold a community forum and screening of three short films your seat at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck.  The screening includes acclaimed filmmaker Jon Bowermaster’s Hudson River at Risk series as well as a new Scenic Hudson 3D video simulation of barge anchorages proposed for ...

Officials Call for Barge Plan in Hudson to be Scrapped

The Hudson Independent: Last month, several elected officials and students from Pace University’s Environmental Policy Clinic called on the U.S. Coast Guard to scrap plans to create 43 new anchorages in 10 locations along the Hudson River after it was ...

Protecting the Hudson: Federal-State Partnership or Conflict?

Gotham Gazette: Who is responsible for keeping the Hudson River free from pollution? Actually, it is a responsibility shared by Federal and State authorities. Sometimes they agree; other times, they may be at cross purposes. That can make for some ...

From Barges to “Bombs”: NY DOT considers regulations on oil transport by rail

Highlands Current: Three weeks after the Coast Guard closed public comment on a proposal to add 10 anchorage sites for oil barges on the Hudson River, including a site between Beacon and Newburgh, the U.S. Department of Transportation is asking ...

NY AG Urges US Coast Guard to Drop Hudson Anchorage Proposal

New York Law Journal: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is asking federal officials to reject the proposed designation of 10 new anchorage sites in the Hudson River between Albany and New York City for petroleum-laden vessels. Schneiderman said in a ...

New York State AG Voices Concern About Hudson Valley Barge Anchorage Sites

Yonkers Daily Voice: The Westchester County officials protesting to the U.S. Coast Guard’s proposal to create riverfront anchorage sites for bargesalong the Hudson River got a strong supporter this week in the form of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. This week, Schneiderman requested that U.S. Homeland Security ...

Coast Guard’s barge plan faces increased opposition

News 12 Westchester: There's a new push to stop a proposal by the U.S. Coast Guard to anchor 10 barges along the Hudson River. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is requesting that U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson order ...

Anchorage Site Opponents Appeal To Homeland Security Secretary

WAMC: The debate over whether the U.S. Coast Guard should be allowed to establish anchorage sites on the Hudson River is continuing. Calls to halt a rulemaking process to the anchorages are being directed to the U.S. Secretary of Homeland ...

Battle against anchorages called largest environmental fight in region’s history

MidHudsonNews.com: An environmental leader, who is involved in the fight against placing commercial anchorages in the Hudson River between Yonkers and Kingston, said this battle is believed to be the biggest one in the region’s history of protecting the environment ...

New York State Attorney General urges Homeland Security to withdraw Hudson anchorage proposal

The office of New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has written a letter to Jeh Charles Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security, urging the Coast Guard to withdraw the proposal for 43 new anchorages on the Hudson River. The ...

Scenic Hudson asks Homeland Security to sink anchorages

Westfair Communications: An environmental group has asked the Department of Homeland Security to stop a proposal to create anchorages on the Hudson River before Donald Trump becomes president. Ned Sullivan, president of Scenic Hudson Inc., cited security concerns in a ...

Barge Anchorages – Pathway to Potential Danger

Hudson Valley News Network: Scenic Hudson has asked U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to terminate immediately the rulemaking process to establish 43 berths for commercial vessels at 10 new sites along the Hudson River. Secretary Johnson has the authority to ...

Saying ‘No’ to anchorages: 10,000 comments, 34 resolutions, 1.5 million constituents

Riverkeeper: If the Coast Guard decides to move forward with a formal proposal for new anchorage grounds on the Hudson River, we will be ready. Hudson Valley communities from Yonkers to Newburgh to Kingston spoke out with a unified voice in opposition ...

Shipping anchorage proposal draws heavy opposition

Times Herald Record: A proposal to add 10 commercial shipping anchorages on the Hudson River between Albany and Yonkers has flooded the U.S. Coast Guard with more than 10,000 public comments, a deluge that's expected to take months to digest ...

Thousands of Comments Submitted on Plan to Anchor Vessels on Hudson River

New York Law Journal: The U.S. Coast Guard said it has received more than 9,000 public comments about its proposal to designate 10 new areas on the Hudson River where petroleum-laden vessels may anchor. Energy and transportation industry groups say ...

Scenic Hudson Weighs in on Major Threats Posed by New Hudson River Anchorages

River Journal Online: Scenic Hudson has submitted formal comments on the rulemaking process of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) regarding proposed new anchorage grounds on the Hudson River. As a result of the many significant threats described in the comments, ...

Hudson River anchorage plan battles looming as more than 10,000 comments are submitted

Daily Freeman: U.S. Coast Guard officials enter the evaluation phase of a proposed Hudson River anchorage plan with 10,206 comments to review and a cloud of environmental battles looming over a process that has pitted longtime Hudson River restoration against ...

Public swamps Coast Guard review of Hudson barge anchorages with over 10,000 comments

Westfair Communications: The U.S. Coast Guard has proposed and enacted two rules concerning anchorages on the Hudson River in the past two years. Each received one public comment. A 1999 rule that established an anchorage at Hyde Park drew only ...

NRDC: Tar Sands Industry Targets America’s Waterways

NRDC: In a new report, NRDC examines the impact a suite of new tar sands oil infrastructure proposals could have on America’s coasts and rivers if they were built. Ranging from coast to coast and leaving hardly any major U.S. waterway ...

Looming tar sands shipping surge in U.S. eyes Albany and Hudson River

Times Union: If a surge of Canadian tar sands oil heads south in coming years as the industry is planning, it could mean an oil-laden barge heads down the Hudson River from Albany every third day, according to a report ...

State calls Hudson River oil barge storage plan “unacceptable”

Times Union: A U.S. Coast Guard plan to allow floating barges full of crude oil to anchor for long periods of time on the lower Hudson River is not "an acceptable solution," a top state official wrote Tuesday. Deputy Secretary ...

Coast Guard defends anchorage rule-making process

lohud.com: The Coast Guard says it is following its procedures related to the proposed Hudson River anchorages just fine. Monday, a group of Pace University students at the school's Environmental Policy Clinic argued in a letter to Coast Guard Commandant Paul Zukunft ...

Riverkeeper submits comments on proposed Hudson River anchorages

Riverkeeper: People in the Hudson Valley have spoken up for their river like never before. The last six months have brought out a unified plea in response to a proposal to dramatically increase designated areas for commercial vessels to drop anchor ...

Pace Environmental Clinic Study: Coast Guard blocked public access to information in Hudson Anchorage controversy

Pace University press release: The Environmental Policy Clinic of the Dyson College Department of Environmental Studies and Science at Pace University has charged the Coast Guard with circumventing its own procedures to the benefit of the shipping industry when the ...

Citing ‘Bombshell’ Report, Senator Refutes Coast Guard Barge Proposal

East Dutchess Daily Voice: Citing a “bombshell” report released by Pace University, New York State Sen. Sue Serino has joined the cacophony of elected officials in the Hudson Valley that are protesting a proposal from the Coast Guard that would ...