In this commentary—featured on www.midhudsonnews.com in mid February of 2014—Ned Sullivan praises new safety regulations regarding the shipment of crude oil along the Hudson River corridor and calls for increased funding for spill preparation and response.
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LIVINGSTON (COLUMBIA COUNTY)—The Olana Partnership and Scenic Hudson today released a report, prepared by a nationally recognized telecommunications engineer, that supports their continuing efforts to resolve a dispute in order to both enhance emergency communications and preserve the visitor experience at the Olana State Historic Site. Olana is one of the region’s most important historic sites and a major contributor to the local economy.
Where will future residents of the Hudson Valley live, work, shop and play? Will we allow traditional—and costly—sprawl-like development to continue, or will we find a smarter way to grow? New York’s Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act, enacted in 2010, could provide the answers to these questions.
Most people associate the word “infrastructure” with public utilities such as roads and water lines. Often overlooked is the “green” infrastructure—including parks and trails—that also play a vital role in sustaining our quality of life.