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Scenic Hudson Commends NY Attorney General for Asking U.S. Homeland Security Secretary to Halt Anchorages Plan

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 -- Scenic Hudson

Ned Sullivan, President
914 489 4630
nsullivan@scenichudson.org

Letter says “oil storage facilities” would damage “Priceless Natural Resource”

HUDSON VALLEY—Scenic Hudson praised the office of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for requesting that U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson order the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to withdraw plans for establishing 10 new anchorages for 43 commercial vessels along the Hudson River. This follows a similar request Scenic Hudson made to Secretary Johnson on November 21.

Scenic Hudson and Riverkeeper Respond to EPA’s Rejection of Expanded Sediment Sampling

Thursday, December 22, 2016 -- Scenic Hudson

Ned Sullivan, Scenic Hudson President 914 489 4630
Andy Bicking, Scenic Hudson Director of Public Policy & Special Projects 914 489 1568
Paul Gallay, Riverkeeper President 914 478 4501

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continued its dismissal of the very valid concerns raised by NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos regarding the health and future of the Hudson River. In a letter to Commissioner Seggos, EPA Region 2 Administrator Judith Enck rejects the DEC’s call for more sediment sampling to determine if the Hudson River PCB cleanup has achieved its goals of being protective of human health and the environment.

Just in Time for Christmas! Laughing Earth Farm Protected from Development Forever

Thursday, December 22, 2016 -- Scenic Hudson

Katie Jilek, Agricultural Stewardship Association, katie@agstewardship.org
Seth McKee, Scenic Hudson, smckee@scenichudson.org

GREENWICH, NY – The Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) and Scenic Hudson are pleased to announce the permanent protection of the 175-acre Laughing Earth Farm in the Town of Brunswick. The public is invited to a celebration at The Madison Theatre (1036 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12208) which will include a special screening of the film The Last Crop and panel discussion with Laughing Earth owners Zack and Annie Metzger on February 23rd at 7:00 pm. For more information visit themadisontheater.com or agstewardship.org.

Scenic Hudson Statement on DEC Review Concluding that PCB Cleanup Fails to Protect Public Health, Environment

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 -- Scenic Hudson

Ned Sullivan, President 914 489 4630
Andy Bicking, Director of Public Policy & Special Projects 914 489 1568

HUDSON VALLEY—This afternoon state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos issued his agency’s five-year review of the federal Superfund cleanup to rid the upper Hudson River of toxic PCBs. The review concludes that work conducted to date has not been sufficient in meeting public health and environmental goals to protect state residents, restore wildlife in and along the river, and secure the state’s future economic potential.

Scenic Hudson Requests Homeland Security Secretary Halt Plan for New Hudson River Barge Anchorages

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 -- Scenic Hudson

Ned Sullivan
Tel: (845) 473-4440 x224
nsullivan@scenichudson.org

Letter cites major threats to environment, public health and economy

HUDSON VALLEY—Scenic Hudson has asked U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to terminate immediately the rulemaking process to establish 43 berths for commercial vessels at 10 new sites along the Hudson River. Secretary Johnson has the authority to halt the process because he oversees the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), which is considering the proposal.

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