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AUDIO BLOG: No Hudson River "Parking Lots" for Oil Barges

Monday, August 29, 2016 -- Scenic Hudson

In this audio commentary, recorded for midhudsonnews.com in late August, 2016, Ned Sullivan new threats to the Hudson River from a possible change in Coast Guard regulations that would establish new anchorage grounds for up to 43 ships and barges, many of which could be filled with volatile crude oil.

"TOO RISKY: Speak out Against New Hudson River Anchorages"

AUDIO BLOG: Introducing the Hudson Valley Conservation Strategy

Friday, July 29, 2016 -- Ned Sullivan

In this commentary, broadcast on midhudsonnews.com in late July 2016, Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan updates listeners on Scenic Hudson's new Hudson Valley Conservation Strategy and how it can help protect the region's wildlife and working farms in the face of global climate change.

"Scenic Hudson's Hudson Valley Conservation Strategy"

AUDIO BLOG: Join us for a Guided Tour of West Point Foundry Preserve

Friday, July 1, 2016 -- Ned Sullivan

In this commentary—featured on www.midhudsonnews.com in early July of 2016—Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan invites listeners to celebrate our nation's independence (and its rich history) by taking a free guided tour of our West Point Foundry Preserve in Cold Spring, Putnam County.

"WEST POINT FOUNDRY PRESERVE: Visit a Place that Helped Keep our Country United"

AUDIO BLOG: Connecting Children with Nature

Monday, June 6, 2016 -- Ned Sullivan

In this commentary—featured on www.midhudsonnews.com in early June of 2016—Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan reviews the many benefits that children get from hands-on experiences of the natural world and shares the details Scenic Hudson's upcoming series of  Summer education programs  

"SUMMER PROGRAMS: Helping Kids See Nature in a New Perspective"

HUFFINGTON POST: Rapid Protection of Wetlands Critical to Environmental and Economic Health of the Hudson Valley

Monday, May 23, 2016 -- Ned Sullivan

Tidal wetlands are among the most productive and protective ecosystems on the planet. Unfortunately, they’re also among the most fragile. For centuries they were considered wastelands—a hindrance to progress and ripe for exploitation. It’s been estimated that since European settlement, half of the wetlands in the continental U.S. have been drained, filled or irreparably damaged.

AUDIO BLOG: Pilgrim Pipeline Proposal Not Worth the Risks

Monday, April 11, 2016 -- Ned Sullivan

In this commentary—featured on www.midhudsonnews.com in April of 2016—Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan reviews pending proposals to construct petroleum pipelines through the Hudson Valley and explains why valley communities are rallying in opposition.

"PILGRIM PIPELINES: Not Worth the Risks"

HUFFINGTON POST: EPA Ups Ante in Inter-Agency Warfare, Jeopardizing Public Health and Credibility of Federal Superfund Program

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 -- Ned Sullivan

In my last blog, I detailed major missteps of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its oversight of the Hudson River Superfund cleanup of toxic PCBs, including allowing the polluter, General Electric, to decommission its massive dredging operations before the agency determined whether the cleanup had met its goals, and ignoring pleas from other federal agencies and evidence that more dredging is needed to restore the river’s health.

AUDIO BLOG: Pressuring EPA to Mandate Additional Hudson River Dredging

Monday, March 14, 2016 -- Ned Sullivan

In this commentary—featured on www.midhudsonnews.com in mid-March of 2016—Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan explains why the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must use its authority to require General Electric to continue removing PCB contamination from the Hudson River

"NOW IS THE TIME: EPA should require GE to continue Hudson RIver PCB removal"

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