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.
ALBANY—Joining state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos at a press conference on the banks of the Hudson River in Albany today, Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan hailed the Cuomo Administration for agreeing with federal trustees overseeing the Hudson River PCB cleanup that more dredging is needed to restore the river’s health.
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is considering the adoption of regulations that would establish new anchorage grounds for commercial vessels along the Hudson River at 10 sites located between Yonkers, Westchester County, and Kingston, Ulster County. In essence, these are huge parking lots for barges, many of which likely would contain volatile crude oil awaiting shipment to East Coast refineries.
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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.