Opposition to a plan by the United States Coast Guard to have commercial barges anchor off the shores of the Hudson River continued to expand throughout Westchester last week.
Lohud.com Op-Ed: While the U.S. Coast Guard no doubt does good work in facilitating safe and efficient marine transportation, it’s questionable whether the Coast Guard is well suited to dealing with the broad range of non-maritime issues that are involved in the so-called “Anchorage Grounds” proposal. For those not aware of the ongoing controversy, the Coast Guard has been asked to consider … Read More
Daily Voice: The Greenburgh Town Board is set to join a group of other river communities in opposing a proposal that would allow commercial barges to drop anchor along a 70-mile stretch of the Hudson, according to Supervisor Paul Feiner. The resolution opposing the measure will be put to vote on Wednesday when the board meets at 7:30 p.m. Feiner said town officials … Read More
At last night’s meeting in Rhinecliff, there was a debate about why the pilots association and shipping industry have requested ten new anchorages on the Hudson River. Those speaking on behalf of the anchorages, including some Hudson River pilots, claimed that the request was all about safety, while others (like me) argued that the need for new anchorages was about transporting fracking oil. There’s no … Read More
Kingston Freeman: Environmental Advocates of New York is among the organizations voicing opposition to establishing commercial ship anchorages at 10 locations on the Hudson River between Kingston and Yonkers starting in 2017. The group executive director, Peter Iwanowicz, said it took years to restore the beauty and cleanliness of the river and it is no place for barges and other commercial … Read More
Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner will be holding a forum in Rhinecliff on the threat posed by the Coast Guard’s plan to establish anchorages for fracked crude barges near Rhinecliff and up and down the Hudson River. Date & Time: Monday, August 29th at 6 pm Place: Morton Memorial Library at 82 Kelly Street in Rhinecliff Facebook event link here. This will be the … Read More
Kingston Times: A parking lot. A floating storage facility. A catastrophe waiting to happen. A tourism killer. Those are but a few of the choice descriptions offered Friday, Aug. 19 at a press conference by opponents of a request for 10 new anchorages outside Hudson River communities including Kingston, Highland, Milton, Port Ewen and Newburgh and going all the way … Read More
Wall Street Journal: A proposal to allow commercial barges to drop anchor along a 70-mile strip of the Hudson River has stoked outrage from some who live along the water. There is one anchorage site between Yonkers and Kingston, and the U.S. Coast Guard is proposing to add nine and to expand a site in Yonkers. Shipping industry officials say more … Read More