Riverfront officials wage campaign against barges

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Westfaironline.com: Elected officials from river towns in Westchester have banded together to ban the barges. A dozen officials gathered at Yonkers City Hall on Aug. 22 to rally opposition to a U.S. Coast Guard proposal to create 10 anchorages along the Hudson. The Hudson River Waterfront Alliance opposes the anchorages on the grounds of economic development, environmental concerns and public … Read More

County Executive’s Corner: Turning the Hudson River into a Parking Lot

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County Times: Rockland County Executive Ed Day: Rockland is blessed to be surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Hudson River. The Hudson has always played a central role in the life of people in Rockland and my administration has worked has to attract tourism and create recreational activities based on our proximity to this national gem. Now all of that … Read More

Poughkeepsie Journal Editorial Board: Coast Guard’s anchorage plan is unacceptable

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Poughkeepsie Journal Editorial Board: Just how much abuse is the Hudson River supposed to take? It has taken decades to make the river cleaner from industrial pollution, and there still are Herculean efforts needed for that complicated, costly task. In the last few years, there also has been a growing threat caused by the proliferation of crude-oil shipments by barge … Read More

BoatUS alarmed by Hudson River barge proposal

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Trade Only Today: The Hudson River could see a significant increase in anchored articulated barges under a proposal from the Maritime Association of the Port of New York/New Jersey. New York Harbor commercial marine interests asked the Coast Guard to consider 10 commercial vessel anchorages on the Hudson River from Yonkers to Kingston, N.Y. If approved, the anchorages, totaling more … Read More

Westchester Legislators Offer Resolution Opposing Proposed Anchorage Sites on Hudson River

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Bedford Patch: A resolution voicing the Westchester Board of Legislators’ opposition to a proposed U.S. Coast Guard rule creating anchorage sites in the Hudson River for commercial vessels, especially oil barges is being sponsored by Legislator John Testa (R-Peekskill). Legislator Francis Corcoran (R-Bedford), Chair of the BOL Environment and Health Committee, has said he will be supporting the legislation. The Resolution … Read More

Westchester Officials Launch Campaign Against New Commercial Anchorages on Hudson River

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Tarrytown Patch: Officials from Westchester County riverfront communities met Monday to show solidarity against a proposal to create 10 commercial shipping anchorages on the Hudson River. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano hosted the meeting to create the Hudson River Waterfront Alliance. The alliance is made up communities that will be directly impacted by the Coast Guard’s proposal to create the anchorages between Yonkers in … Read More

10 Commercial Vessel Anchorages Proposed for Hudson River Draw Focus of National Boating Group

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Boat U.S.: New York Harbor commercial marine interests have asked the US Coast Guard to consider 10 commercial vessel anchorages on the Hudson River from Yonkers to Kingston. If approved, the anchorages, totaling more than 2,400 acres, would allow for storage of up to 43 articulated barges carrying Bakken oil between Albany and New York Harbor. The Boat Owners Association … Read More

Local leaders decry plan for more Hudson River barges

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News12 Westchester: Local leaders are decrying a plan by the federal government to allow more commercial barges to dock on the Hudson River. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano was joined by a group of Hudson Valley politicians to rally against the plan by the U.S. Coast Guard to allow commercial barges to be anchored in the river from Yonkers to Albany. The … Read More