In this commentary—featured on www.midhudsonnews.com in mid-December of 2015—Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan commemorates the 50th anniversary of the landmark "Scenic Hudson Decision" that granted citizens the right to take legal action to protect the environment.
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Coalition says it made project better but that transmission lines still pose threats to regional environment and economy
While the state continues pushing ahead with plans to construct towering new transmission lines that could cut a swath through 25 communities in seven valley counties, we’ve taken important steps to protect the region’s natural and historic treasures from this costly project and to prove the initiative is unnecessary:
Important 2015 Victories
New parks and amenities provide greater access to the Hudson River and enhance opportunities to experience its power and majesty:
Scenic Hudson and our allies took significant steps to reduce the risk of flammable crude oil flowing through the valley’s “virtual pipeline,” and our advocacy led to a 60-percent increase in state resources to respond to future disasters. As a result of our efforts: