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Riverkeeper and Scenic Hudson Submit Comments Calling on DOT to Enact Immediate, Comprehensive Changes to Crude Oil Rail Shipping Regulations

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 -- Scenic Hudson
Tina Posterli, Riverkeeper, 516-526-9371, tposterli@riverkeeper.org
Jay Burgess, Scenic Hudson, 845-473-4440 x 222, jburgess@scenichudson.org

New draft regulations allow dangerous DOT-111 cars to remain on the rails for shipment of heavy tar sands crude and do not go far enough, fast enough, to protect the Hudson River and local communities

AUDIO BLOG: The PSC Can't Have it Both Ways

Friday, September 26, 2014 -- Ned Sullivan

In this commentary—featured on www.midhudsonnews.com in late September of 2014—Ned Sullivan highlights the contradiction between the NYS Public Service Commission's forward-looking "Reforming the Energy Vision" inititiative and it's support for massive, potentially uncessary power transmission line upgrades.

"The PSC Can't Have it Both Ways"

Land Conservation Groups Applaud Cuomo Administration’s Release of Open Space Conservation Plan

Thursday, September 25, 2014 -- Scenic Hudson

Eileen Larrabee (OSI) 518.427.1564
Andy Bicking (Scenic Hudson) 845.473.4440
Jessica Ottney (TNC) 518.690.7873
Ethan Winter (LTA) 518.587.0774
Laura Ten Eyck (AFT) 518.581.0078
Marc Matsil (TPL) 212.574.6868

Cuomo plan puts emphasis on climate change; clean water and air; outdoor recreation and farmland protection.

Unique Art and Food Event to Benefit Scenic Hudson’s Farmland Preservation Program

Friday, September 19, 2014 -- 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

HUDSON VALLEY, NY—Art and culinary connoisseurs are invited to attend Art Hudson Farm to Frame, which will bring together leading artists and guests to savor landscape artworks and a meal of Hudson Valley-grown food prepared by chefs Emilie Sommerhoff and Job Yacubian of The Farmer’s Wife in Ancramdale, Columbia County. The lunch event will be held at the Re Institute in Millerton, Dutchess County, on Saturday, Oct. 18, and Sunday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Public Invited to Learn Latest Facts About Volatile Crude Oil Being Transported Through the Hudson Valley

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 -- 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

 

HUDSON VALLEY—“Bomb trains” is the name given to mile-long trains filled with explosive crude oil traveling each day through America’s neighborhoods and past waterfronts and irreplaceable water resources. All along this nationwide “virtual pipeline” of trains, barges and ships, repeated accidents have delivered overwhelming environmental damage, brutal economic losses—and the deaths of dozens of people.

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