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Halted Terminal Plans Signal Progress in Crude Oil Campaign

Friday, November 7, 2014 -- Scenic Hudson
 Jay Burgess, Scenic Hudson, 845 473 4440, ext. 222;
 Dan Shapley, Riverkeeper, 845 797 2158;

More action needed to end threat to river and communities from explosions, spills

HUDSON VALLEY—With Global Partners’ withdrawal of applications to construct a new rail yard at its oil terminal in New Windsor, Orange County, Riverkeeper and Scenic Hudson marked progress in their ongoing campaign to reduce threats from the virtual pipeline of crude oil running through the Hudson Valley. Although Global Partners might try to resume development of its New Windsor facilities in the future, it has tabled its plans for now, under immense legal and public pressure to do so.

AUDIO BLOG: Let's Get Unsafe Tanker Cars off the Rails

Sunday, October 26, 2014 -- Scenic Hudson

In this commentary—featured on in late October of 2014—Ned Sullivan calls for a ban on the unsafe DOT-111 rail cars that are currently transporting volatile crude oil along the Hudson River because the threat to our natural and cultural resources is too great.

"Ban Unsafe Tanker Cars Before it's Too Late"

Upcoming Public Meeting to Reveal Draft Preferred Route of Future Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail

Friday, October 17, 2014 -- Scenic Hudson

Amy Kacala
Senior Planner, Scenic Hudson, Inc.
Tel: (845) 473-4440 x276

DUTCHESS AND PUTNAM COUNTIES—A proposed multi-use trail between Beacon and Cold Spring has been in the planning phases for the past year and a preferred route now has been identified. An open public meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 23, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Chalet on the Hudson in Cold Spring to present the route and discuss how and why it was selected.