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Statement by Scenic Hudson on DEC Action Regarding Albany Crude Oil Facility

Friday, May 22, 2015 -- Scenic Hudson

Jay Burgess
Director of Communications, Scenic Hudson, Inc.
Tel: (845) 473-4440 x222 Cell: (914) 489-0362 Fax: (845) 473-0740
jburgess@scenichudson.org

CAPITAL REGION/HUDSON VALLEY, NY—Scenic Hudson Environmental Advocacy Attorney Hayley Carlock said that Scenic Hudson commends Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for issuing a letter of intent to rescind a 2013 determination that Global Companies, LLC’s proposal to expand their Albany crude oil facility to receive, store, heat and ship heavy crude oil would have no significant environmental impacts.

Statement of Campaign for a Cleaner Hudson on EPA announcement of beginning of dredging season

Thursday, May 7, 2015 -- Scenic Hudson

Jay Burgess
Director of Communications, Scenic Hudson, Inc.
Tel: (845) 473-4440 x222 Cell: (914) 489-0362 Fax: (845) 473-0740
jburgess@scenichudson.org

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:

Regional Coalition Files Document with PSC: New Analysis Reinforces Lack of Need for Proposed Power Lines

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 -- Scenic Hudson

Jay Burgess
Director of Communications, Scenic Hudson, Inc.
Tel: (845) 473-4440 x222 Cell: (914) 489-0362 Fax: (845) 473-0740
jburgess@scenichudson.org

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

Scenic Hudson Warns New Crude Oil Regulations Leave Public and River at Risk

Friday, May 1, 2015 -- Scenic Hudson

Hayley Carlock, Scenic Hudson, 845 473 4440, ext. 210, hcarlock@scenichudson.org

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.

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