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Environmental groups file final briefing on Indian Point modifications, shutdown to comply with Clean Water Act

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 -- Scenic Hudson

Cliff Weathers, Communications Director, Riverkeeper, 914-478-4501, ext. 239, cweathers@riverkeeper.org
Jay Burgess, Communications Director, Scenic Hudson, 845-473-4440, Ext. 222, or jburgess@scenichudson.org

Plant can install closed-cycle cooling and close down during peak fish spawning seasons without compromising electric system reliability or air quality

Ossining, NY — Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson and Natural Resources Defense Council filed an initial post-hearing briefing with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Office of Hearings and Mediation Services in support of the DEC’s 2010 denial of water quality certification for Indian Point. This Clean Water Act Section 401 certification is necessary for Indian Point’s continued operation.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Food Truck Vendors at Scenic Hudson's Long Dock Park

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 -- Scenic Hudson

Scenic Hudson has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for commercially-operated food truck vendors at Scenic Hudson’s Long Dock Park in Beacon, Dutchess County. By partnering with food truck vendors, our goal is to offer park visitors high quality, value-based menu items as part of a casual, engaging dining experience that complements other park amenities and activities.

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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.

WAMC on Health, Economic Stakes in Falling Short with Hudson Cleanup—Citizen Action Needed

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 -- Scenic Hudson

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is poised to sign off on General Electric’s cleanup of toxic PCBs it dumped in the Hudson River—despite the project’s failure to meet its goals to protect human health and the environment. The fact is that at this point the cleanup won’t fix this environmental and public health disaster. There is still enough of the chemical mess left in the upriver area to classify 200 miles of the Hudson as one of the nation’s most contaminated sites.

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