Rivertowns Patch: Westchester County is officially against a government plan to create 10 anchorage sites for barges in the Hudson River.
The county Board of Legislators voted unanimously Monday on a resolution opposing the US. Coast Guard’s proposal.
The 10 sites could hold more than 40 oil-laden vessels between Yonkers and Kingston, taking up nearly 1,000 acres of the river off the shores of Westchester County alone, according to a spokesman for the board.
Minority Leader John Testa, R-Peekskill, proposed the resolution.The former mayor of Peekskill said he was glad to see his colleague stand together to oppose the plan.
“Westchester is the first county to pass a resolution against the plan and I hope the other counties along the Hudson River follow our lead,” he said. Read more.