Rhinebeck leader decries Coast Guard plan for to use local sites along Hudson River as rest stop for tankers, tugs

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Daily Freeman: The town is urging the U.S. Coast Guard to conduct public hearings on plans to establish 10 anchorage locations along the Hudson River that commercial tankers and tugboats would use as rest stops. Rhinebeck Supervisor Elizabeth Spinzia said during a Town Board meeting Thursday that three of the locations would affect local views of the river that have … Read More

Coast Guard plans to resume barge anchoring near Rhinecliff

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Rhinecliff.org: The Coast Guard is planning to add ten locations where commercial vessels can drop anchor on the Hudson River, and three of them are right here in the Rhinecliff area. As reported in lohud.com, the additional anchorages are meant to make river traffic safer and more efficient, but they may also be a source of controversy for the cities, towns, and … Read More

Coast Guard plan: More barges anchored on Hudson

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lohud.com: The Coast Guard is floating the idea of adding more places for commercial vessels to drop anchor on the Hudson River. 10 locations between Yonkers and Kingston have been chosen as potential anchorages, including sites at Tomkins Cove and Montrose. The Coast Guard is asking for public feedback on the plan, which officials said is meant to make river traffic safer and more efficient. … Read More

Hudson River oil spill would be difficult to clean up

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Daily Freeman: The Hudson River may still become a major corridor for the shipment of thick, tar sands oil from Canada despite moves last year by New York officials that many thought stopped those efforts. At issue is a key air permit needed by an oil terminal in Albany to transfer heavy crude from railcars to barges that would travel … Read More

Decision on Albany port crude oil heating plan pushed back


Albany Times Union: It looks like the state Department of Environmental Conservation can put off a decision on a long-delayed crude oil plan at the Port of Albany for bit longer. Facing a court-ordered June 13 deadline to rule on a plan by Massachusetts-based Global Companies to heat crude oil for shipment, DEC obtained a stay in the Appellate Division … Read More

Albany rally targets proposal to bring Canadian tar sands oil over rail lines


Kingston Daily Freeman: Oil train opponents rallied Tuesday, calling on the Department of Environmental Conservation to reject a proposal to bring Canadian tar sands oil over rail lines that run through upstate towns and cities and along the Hudson River. “It would be almost impossible to clean up if it leaked into the Hudson,” said Mark Schaeffer, with 350.org and … Read More