Understanding the Behavior and Impact of a Hudson River Oil Spill

Understanding the Behavior and Impact of a Hudson River Oil Spill

Scenic Hudson: To further protect the Hudson River and lands surrounding it, Scenic Hudson commissioned the first-ever Hudson River Oil Spill Risk Assessment. It provides quantitative and qualitative information on the likelihood of oil spills occurring on the river, and ...
Army Corps of Engineers fast-tracks proposal for  floodwall barriers to protect NY Harbor, endangering life of Hudson River

Army Corps of Engineers fast-tracks proposal for floodwall barriers to protect NY Harbor, endangering life of Hudson River

Riverkeeper: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering six different plans for massive offshore barriers and/or land-based floodwalls intended to “manage the risk of coastal storm damage” to New York Harbor and the Hudson Valley. Several of these alternatives ...
Maloney, Engel Seek Coast Guard Commitment on any new anchorage proposals

Maloney, Engel Seek Coast Guard Commitment on any new anchorage proposals

HVNN.com: Representatives Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and Eliot Engel (NY-16) have requested that the Coast Guard commit to conducting early public outreach and release an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) prior to proposing any new anchorage proposals. They also requested that ...
Sunken barge recovered from Hudson River at Port of Coeymans

Sunken barge recovered from Hudson River at Port of Coeymans

Times Union: Scuba divers and underwater cutting equipment were used Wednesday to remove a sunken barge from the bottom of the Hudson River at the Port of Coeymans. The barge had been there since sinking in February while tied up at ...
Scenic Hudson cheers company plan to scale back crude oil shipping through Hudson River, rail system

Scenic Hudson cheers company plan to scale back crude oil shipping through Hudson River, rail system

Daily Freeman: Environmental advocacy group Scenic Hudson is cheering a decision by an oil transportation company to scale back its crude oil shipping plans on the Hudson River and rail system. Massachusetts-based Global Partners said earlier this week it would scale ...
Global Partners Withdraws Application To Build Crude Oil Heating Facility At Port Of Albany

Global Partners Withdraws Application To Build Crude Oil Heating Facility At Port Of Albany

WAMC: A company that handles crude oil shipped by tanker trains and Hudson River barges says it’s scaling back operations at the Port of Albany. County Executive Dan McCoy got the official word Tuesday that Massachusetts-based Global Partners opted to withdraw ...
Pace Students Travel To DC, Advocate For Hudson River

Pace Students Travel To DC, Advocate For Hudson River

Putnam Daily Voice: Students in Pace University’s Environmental Policy Clinic along with their adviser, John Cronin, spent Friday, April 20 in Washington, D.C., advocating for issues related to the Hudson River. Cronin is the senior fellow for Environmental Affairs at ...
Amtrak’s Proposal for New Fences and Gates along the Hudson

Amtrak’s Proposal for New Fences and Gates along the Hudson

Amtrak has submitted a proposal to New York State to install fencing and gates at several locations along the Hudson River in Rhinecliff, Tivoli, Germantown, Stockport and Stuyvesant. The purpose of the fences and gates is to keep people safe, ...
Con­tin­ued Vig­i­lance Urged on Hud­son An­chor­age Is­sue

Con­tin­ued Vig­i­lance Urged on Hud­son An­chor­age Is­sue

Hudson Independent: The Coast Guard has shelved its pro­posal to add 43 barge an­chor­age lo­ca­tions on the Hud­son River, but en­vi­ron­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tions are keep­ing a watch­ful eye on how the plan might be res­ur­rected in the fu­ture. The con­tro­ver­sial con­cept, pur­sued by ...
Anchorages Away

Anchorages Away

Highlands Current: The U.S. Coast Guard’s proposal to create 10 anchorage sites in the Hudson River, including one between Beacon and Newburgh, is dead — for now. A newly completed safety assessment by the Coast Guard does not recommend adding ...
Coast Guard Plans to Create Anchorages on Hudson on Thin Ice

Coast Guard Plans to Create Anchorages on Hudson on Thin Ice

The Examiner: Regional officials declared victory for the Hudson Valley after the United States Coast Guard announced last week it wasn’t setting sail on a controversial plan to create 43 new barge anchorages in 10 sites along the Hudson River, ...
Hudson anchorage decision should be final: Editorial

Hudson anchorage decision should be final: Editorial

Poughkeepsie Journal Editorial: Sure, it is highly encouraging the Coast Guard is suspending the outrageous and dangerous notion of allowing a slew of new commercial shipping anchorages along the Hudson River. The Coast Guard is, at least for now, rejecting ...
Hudson River anchorage plan dead and Rep. Maloney adds nails to coffin

Hudson River anchorage plan dead and Rep. Maloney adds nails to coffin

lohud.com: U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney declared the Hudson River anchorage proposal dead at a waterfront news conference Monday afternoon. He’s planning to keep it that way. The Cold Spring Democrat, with constituents on both sides of the river, said he put language in ...
New Anchorage Proposals will be Opposed

New Anchorage Proposals will be Opposed

HVNN.com: After the Coast Guard released a final Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) report which did not recommend the installation of new anchorages on the Hudson River, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), other elected officials, and local stakeholders vowed ...
Coast Guard scuttles Hudson River anchorage proposal, at least for now (Media Roundup)

Coast Guard scuttles Hudson River anchorage proposal, at least for now (Media Roundup)

Today the U.S. Coast Guard issued its report on the Hudson River Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) workshops held in November 2017.  The gist is that the proposal to establish many new anchorages has been suspended, at least for ...
Coast Guard releases Hudson River Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment Report

Coast Guard releases Hudson River Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment Report

US Coast Guard Press Release: The Coast Guard made public the Hudson River Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) report today from the workshops held in Poughkeepsie and Albany in November last year. The PAWSA workshops were held in order ...
Runaway barge destroys pier of Irvington Boat and Beach Club

Runaway barge destroys pier of Irvington Boat and Beach Club

Luhud.com: One of the Tappan Zee Constructors’ runaway barges that drifted away during Friday’s storm demolished “the life blood” of the Irvington Boat and Beach Club. “It must’ve got away because of the tides and the winds,” the club’s Vice Commodore Marcus ...
Coast Guard Beaches Six Barges That Went Loose On Hudson

Coast Guard Beaches Six Barges That Went Loose On Hudson

Rivertowns Daily Voice: The Coast Guard and partner agencies have beached six barges that broke away from their moored location on the Hudson River. The construction barges were drifting south of the Tappan Zee Bridge on Friday afternoon. The barges ...
Communities that drink from Hudson River push for further water protection

Communities that drink from Hudson River push for further water protection

Poughkeepsie Journal: An estimated 100,000 people in the Hudson Valley rely on the Hudson for their drinking water. The Hudson continues to be in the spotlight for issues including the controversy over proposed barge anchorages and the PCBs cleanup north of Albany. Riverkeeper, ...
America's oil exports are booming — and lifting prices

America’s oil exports are booming — and lifting prices

CNN Money: The resurgence of the oil industry can be traced back to what happened in Congress one day in December 2015. That’s when lawmakers ended the 40-year ban on U.S. oil exports. Crude pumped in Texas, Oklahoma and North ...
Dispute Over Oil Barge Anchorage on Hudson Heads Toward a Resolution

Dispute Over Oil Barge Anchorage on Hudson Heads Toward a Resolution

The Hudson Independent: Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson, and the Natural Resources Defense Council, along with other organizations, municipalities and thousands of residents along its shores, are of single mind when it comes to the Hudson River. They do not want to ...
Hudson River Tales: PAWSA Pauses Parking Project

Hudson River Tales: PAWSA Pauses Parking Project

MarineLink: In June 2016, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) opened a public comment period regarding new anchorage zones in the Hudson River; usually a rather low-key set of issues. This proved different. Opponents jumped on the proposal – initially suggested ...
Op-Ed opposes legislation restricting oil barges on the Hudson

Op-Ed opposes legislation restricting oil barges on the Hudson

Bonner R. Cohen, Ph.D., a senior fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research, has an editorial on the website of the Heartland Institute expressing opposition to recent “legislation that could limit or even bar oil tankers traversing the Hudson ...
Environmentalists urge DEC to establish strong regulations for "Tanker Avoidance Zones" to protect Hudson from oil barges

Environmentalists urge DEC to establish strong regulations for “Tanker Avoidance Zones” to protect Hudson from oil barges

Thirty-five local groups have signed on to a letter to Basil Seggos, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, urging him to establish strong regulations for “Tanker Avoidance Zones” to protect the Hudson River from oil barges. The ...
Editorial: Public vigilance key to ensuring Hudson River safety

Editorial: Public vigilance key to ensuring Hudson River safety

Poughkeepsie Journal Editorial: When defenders of the Hudson River first heard the U.S. Coast Guard was considering designating as many as 10 commercial shipping anchorages on the river, they were rightly appalled and aghast – but they also were taken ...
Officials and local stakeholders praise PAWSA process

Officials and local stakeholders praise PAWSA process

Hudson Valley News Network: On Monday, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Representative Eliot Engel (NY-16) and local stakeholders reaffirmed their commitment to stopping any Coast Guard proposals that include long-term anchorage sites for the Hudson River. This followed a series ...
Reps Laud Coast Guard Study, Reiterate Opposition To Long-Term Anchorages

Reps Laud Coast Guard Study, Reiterate Opposition To Long-Term Anchorages

WAMC: Two Democratic New York Congressmen and local stakeholders stood at the Yonkers waterfront Monday afternoon to talk about potential anchorage proposals for the Hudson River. Though they praised a U.S. Coast Guard study, the lawmakers and environmentalists also made ...
Activists voice concerns about possible Coast Guard barges on Hudson

Activists voice concerns about possible Coast Guard barges on Hudson

westchester.news12: Activists gathered with federal and local politicians at the Yonkers waterfront Monday amid growing concerns that the Coast Guard could come up with a new plan to install additional anchorage sites on the Hudson River. The Coast Guard had ...
Hudson River shippers, environmental groups far from compromise in anchorage debate

Hudson River shippers, environmental groups far from compromise in anchorage debate

Kingston Daily Freeman: Shipping industry officials and environmental advocates alike are praising the U.S. Coast Guard’s process for updating rules for use of the Hudson River. However, following two workshops to provide suggestions on the proposed rules, both sides remain ...
Environmental groups propose safety measures for Hudson

Environmental groups propose safety measures for Hudson

Poughkeepsie Journal: Environmental groups are recommending a variety of safety initiatives to further protect the Hudson River, including limiting where barges and tankers can anchor on the Hudson. Recommendations from Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson and Hudson River Sloop Clearwater include further traffic management and control ...
River groups offer navigation safety measures for Hudson, cite risks from barge anchorages proposed by industry

River groups offer navigation safety measures for Hudson, cite risks from barge anchorages proposed by industry

Scenic Hudson & Riverkeeper: After taking part in the U.S. Coast Guard’s Hudson River Ports and Waterway Safety Assessment (PAWSA) workshops, Scenic Hudson and Riverkeeper praised the Coast Guard for holding the meetings and reiterated their continued opposition to any ...
Coast Guard will hold two days of closed-door discussions in Albany on vision for Hudson River

Coast Guard will hold two days of closed-door discussions in Albany on vision for Hudson River

Times Union: The U.S. Coast Guard will hold two days of closed-door discussions in Albany this week on a vision for the future of the Hudson River. Last week, the agency held two days of meetings in Poughkeepsie as part ...
Coast Guard begins closed door look at Hudson River safety hazards

Coast Guard begins closed door look at Hudson River safety hazards

midhudsonnews.com: The Coast Guard’s Hudson River Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) workshop began its two-day session in Poughkeepsie on Tuesday. The process was borne out of the earlier consideration of approving 43 new barge anchorages on the river between ...
Hudson River assessment process underway five months after anchorage plan was shelved

Hudson River assessment process underway five months after anchorage plan was shelved

Kingston Daily Freeman: The U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday began a four-day series of workshops that it says is intended to bring 21st-century rules to the Hudson River. The Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment, or PAWSA, process is being carried ...
U.S. Coast Guard restarting review of possible Hudson River anchorage grounds

U.S. Coast Guard restarting review of possible Hudson River anchorage grounds

Kingston Daily Freeman: U.S. Coast Guard officials will meet Tuesday and Wednesday with about 45 representatives from environmental groups, municipalities and the shipping industry to begin determining what factors should be considered for siting large-vessel anchorage grounds on the Hudson ...
Anchorages Victories—But Hudson Still Needs Protection

Anchorages Victories—But Hudson Still Needs Protection

Scenic Hudson: Many of you were among the 10,000 citizen advocates who told the U.S. Coast Guard to drop its proposal to create 10 new anchorage sites for 43 huge barges carrying crude oil and other poisonous chemicals. This voice ...
Yonkers Mayor critical of Coast Guard stakeholder selection for anchorages study

Yonkers Mayor critical of Coast Guard stakeholder selection for anchorages study

Mayor Michael Spano of Yonkers is asking the US Coast Guard to reconsider its selection of local municipal stakeholders at its upcoming Hudson River Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment workshops this month. The process is an opportunity for stakeholders, including ...
Hudson River has many protectors – starting with the public: Editorial

Hudson River has many protectors – starting with the public: Editorial

Poughkeepsie Journal Editorial: After too many fits and starts, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other state lawmakers have momentum on their side in protecting the Hudson River from great harm. It’s essential they stay on top of the push for a ...
New Law Effectively Blocks Proposed Hudson River Anchorage Sites

New Law Effectively Blocks Proposed Hudson River Anchorage Sites

Westchester Magazine: Local residents and businesses were not thrilled in the summer of 2016 when the U.S. Coast Guard announced plans to look into building up to 10 new anchoring sites for barges along the length of the Hudson River. There ...
NY Gov. Cuomo signs legislation ensuring state-level review of Hudson River anchorage plans

NY Gov. Cuomo signs legislation ensuring state-level review of Hudson River anchorage plans

Kingston Daily Freeman: Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday singed legislation that requires state-level study of any plans for large-vessel anchorage grounds on the Hudson River. Environmental advocates cheered the action, which came about four months after the U.S. Coast Guard ...
New Law Allows NY To Restrict Oil Tanker Hudson Anchorages

New Law Allows NY To Restrict Oil Tanker Hudson Anchorages

WAMC: A new law allows New York state to create guidelines that will restrict where oil tankers can anchor on the Hudson River. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that lets the state establish guidelines for “tanker avoidance zones.” The ...
Assemblymember Barrett’s Bill To Safeguard The Hudson River Is Signed Into Law

Assemblymember Barrett’s Bill To Safeguard The Hudson River Is Signed Into Law

Assemblymember Didi Barrett’s (D – Columbia, Dutchess) legislation asserting the state’s authority over the Hudson River by expanding the criteria used to establish “tanker avoidance zones” beyond existing navigational standards was signed into law today by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.  As a ...
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