In this commentary—featured on www.midhudsonnews.com in late August of 2015—Scenic Hudson Director of Communications Jay Burgess explains why two more seasons of dredging are needed to restore the Hudson and why GE must not be allowed to decommission its PCB cleanup facilities prematurely.
We’re at an exciting juncture in the Campaign for a Cleaner Hudson—25 State Senators, over 75 municipalities and 141 Members of the State Assembly have called on General Electric to continue the cleanup of the toxic PCBs it dumped in the river for decades. Will you help us amplify the message on social media?
TAGHKANIC (COLUMBIA COUNTY)—Working together with the Zapp family, Scenic Hudson, Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) and Equity Trust recently protected the 83-acre Delapenta Farm in Taghkanic. By acquiring a conservation easement on this third-generation dairy farm, the groups ensured the land’s permanent availability for agricultural use. An innovative provision in the easement will keep the land affordable for future farmers.