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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"

HUFFINGTON POST: Nation’s Water, Air and Health at Stake in Whether EPA Completes Hudson River Cleanup

Thursday, February 25, 2016 -- Ned Sullivan

Lead poisons drinking water in Flint, Michigan... Dangerous levels of perfluorooctanoic acid contaminate water supplies in Hoosick Falls, New York... A massive spill of wastewater from the Gold King Mine pollutes Colorado’s Animas River...

These recent disasters impacting water quality have made headlines nationwide. They share something else as well. All came about because of the failure of public agencies charged with protecting human health and the environment to respond in a timely manner and do their jobs.

AUDIO BLOG: Positive News for the Environment in Gov. Cuomo's Budget

Friday, January 15, 2016 -- Scenic Hudson

In this commentary—featured on www.midhudsonnews.com in mid-January of 2016—Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan outlines three components of Gov. Cuomo's 2016 budget that will offer significant benefits to the Hudson Valley and its environment. 

"GOV. CUOMO'S BUDGET: Three Important Environmental Initiatives"

HUFFINGTON POST: The Spirit of the Scenic Hudson Decision Lives on in 50th Year of Citizen Action

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 -- Ned Sullivan

December 29 marks the 50th anniversary of the Scenic Hudson Decision, the cornerstone of environmental law granting citizens legal standing to protect the environment. This court victory is considered the birth of the modern, grassroots environmental movement.

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