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Scenic Hudson Applauds Amtrak’s Plan to Withdraw Fencing Proposal

Friday, January 18, 2019 -- Scenic Hudson

J. Jeffrey Anzevino, Land Use Advocacy Director
845 473 4440, ext. 221;

Amtrak states its commitment to work with impacted communities to develop new plan

HUDSON VALLEY—Scenic Hudson commends Amtrak for announcing today that it has withdrawn a plan to erect 8,200 feet of fencing at locations along the Empire Corridor between Rhinecliff and Stuyvesant that would have eliminated public access to the Hudson River.

Scenic Hudson Applauds Gov. Cuomo’s Visionary “Green New Deal” in Budget Proposal

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 -- Scenic Hudson

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

HUDSON VALLEY—Scenic Hudson today praised Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Budget Address for taking a visionary approach to confront the major environmental challenges of our time. His Green New Deal boldy tackles the root causes of climate change and contains policy proposals that advance his strong track record in safeguarding water quality, protecting the agricultural resources critical for sustaining supplies of fresh, local food, and ensuring that the Hudson River and its waterfront communities have the resources they need to protect the environment while supporting economic growth.

Land Deal on Stockport Creek Offers New Outdoor Fun, Protects Wildlife

Monday, January 7, 2019 -- Scenic Hudson

Riley Johndonnell, Director of Communications
845 473 4440, Ext. 222,

Stockport Creek Property

STOCKPORT (Columbia County)—Imagine paddling up a serene stream, passing secluded forests and then landing to explore an uninhabited island or hike a woodland trail. Soon, canoers and kayakers will enjoy that opportunity thanks to Scenic Hudson’s recent acquisition of 113 acres—including a 9-acre island—on Stockport Creek.

Scenic Hudson Statement about Results of New DEC Sampling Study of PCB Contamination

Thursday, December 20, 2018 -- Scenic Hudson

Hayley Carlock
Scenic Hudson Environmental Advocacy Director
Cell: 845 891 3148

Analysis confirms significant PCB pollution remains in Upper Hudson River

Scenic Hudson applauds Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for undertaking a comprehensive sediment sampling program to evaluate the performance of the Hudson River PCB Superfund cleanup. Released by the DEC today, the report confirms that many areas of the river remain contaminated at levels far beyond what was expected post-dredging.

Analysis Shows “Significant” PCB Recontamination Has Occurred in Dredged Areas of Upper Hudson River

Monday, December 3, 2018 -- Scenic Hudson

Hayley Carlock, Scenic Hudson, 845 473 4440, ext. 210,
Cliff Weathers, Riverkeeper, 845 445 8257,

“Hotspots” that received no dredging also pose major health threat to humans, wildlife

HUDSON VALLEY—Areas dredged during the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s six-year Superfund cleanup in the Upper Hudson River have been recontaminated by General Electric’s toxic PCBs. In addition, unremediated “hotspots” continue to pose a health risk to humans and wildlife. Those are the major findings of an expert analysis of 1,800 sediment samples gathered to gauge the cleanup’s effectiveness.