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Amtrak Fencing Issue Attracting Widespread Media Attention

Scenic Hudson is proposing that Danskammer use their site for battery storage instead of building a new gas fired power plant.

A confidential document obtained by The River details the railroad company’s strategy for further limiting access to the river’s east bank. This Jan. 3, 2021 article was co-published by The River, and The Other Hudson Valley.

This Jan. 5, 2021 Daily Freeman article also reports that Amtrak has issued a revised plan for fences and gates along its tracks in Northern Dutchess and Columbia County, and opponents say it will restrict access to the Hudson River even more than the controversial proposal put forth nearly three years ago.