In this commentary—featured on www.midhudsonnews.com in mid May of 2015—Ned Sullivan shares details of our latest conservation victory: 590 scenic and ecologically important acres along the Hudson River in Stockport, Columibia County.
The Environmental Protection Agency today announced that General Electric will begin what it says could be its final season of dredging the toxic PCBs the company dumped into the Hudson decades ago. Here is a statement from the Campaign for a Cleaner Hudson, a coalition of environmental groups, civic organizations and individuals calling on GE to clean up more of its PCB hotspots:
Coalition of community groups, farmers, businesses and municipalities says evidence points to no need for project—not for reliability, consumer rates, economics or public policy
HUDSON VALLEY, NY – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released regulations today outlining new requirements for the design of tanker cars as well as other actions intended to improve the safety of shipping volatile Bakken crude oil by rail. However, while the actions—which include improving braking controls and speed limits in certain areas—may reduce accident risks and impacts, Scenic Hudson warned that the new rules allow the most common and dangerous rail tanker car (DOT-111s) to remain in use for an extended timeframe.