Coast Guard may designate more Hudson River anchor sites

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Fox5: A new proposal may soon change the scenic view along the Hudson River. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano is just one of many officials against the Coast Guard’s proposal to put 10 commercial shipping anchorages on the Hudson River between Yonkers and Kingston. The Coast Guard is considering the proposal after receiving requests from the shipping industry. The proposal would … Read More

Reisman: Oil barges? Not in our back water!

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lohud.com: Phil Reisman commentary: The fight never ends. Every time you turn around somebody is recklessly messing with our Hudson River. Note the word our. The Hudson is the people’s river, the “American Rhine.” Since the days of the first Dutch fur traders, the river has served as a major commercial and industrial waterway — and though the titans of industry … Read More

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano: ‘Ban The Barges, Protect Our Hudson’

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Yonkers Daily Voice: Hudson Valley officials and organizations are showing a united front as they fight a proposal that would allow for massive barges to anchor off of the shore of several communities. On Monday, officials from throughout Westchester County came together to announce the establishment of the Hudson River Waterfront Alliance, where they called on local residents to help “Ban the … Read More

List of officials opposed to Hudson River anchorages grows longer

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MidHudsonNews.com: More elected officials are coming out in opposition to potential short and long term anchorage points for commercial vessels on the Hudson River. Assemblyman Frank Skartados (D – Milton) brought together elected officials and leaders from local environmental organizations from the municipalities in his district to oppose the idea docking commercial ships and barges. “We have been in contact … Read More

In wake of upstate fuel spill, concerns about oil barges in Hudson increase

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Peekskill Post: Last week’s fuel spill at the Port of Rensselaer in Albany, caused by an equipment failure during a thunderstorm, has local politicians and environmentalists renewing their call to stop the Coast Guard’s proposed plan to install a slew of barge anchorages containing oil and other cargo in the Hudson River near Peekskill. Though the leak of some 600 … Read More

New Hudson River threat sparks growing coalition of concern

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Poughkeepsie Journal: Brock CarVellenixon came to the Beacon waterfront Friday in search of blue crab. The 31-year-old Poughkeepsie resident said he routinely comes to the edge of the Hudson River to drop his pots. “It’s a peaceful place to be, to enjoy nature and the surroundings,” he said. “Even if I don’t catch anything, it’s relaxing to be out here.” With … Read More

Yonkers Mayor Spano Calling On Community To Resist Riverfront Barge Parking

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Yonkers Daily Voice: A proposal to allow massive barges to anchor off the shore of several lower Hudson Valley communities is facing increased backlash from local politicians and organizations as a deadline to comment approaches Earlier this year, the Coast Guard issued a proposal to establish new anchorage grounds in the Hudson River from Yonkers to Kingston in an effort to improve navigation … Read More

West of Hudson public officials oppose Hudson River anchorages plan

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MidHudsonNews.com: Local elected officials, led by Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D, NY18), came out to protest the Coast Guard’s proposed increase of barge anchorages along the Hudson River from Kingston to Yonkers. The proposal consists of having 43 new anchorages, at 10 different sites, covering an approximate 2,400 acres that would station barges carrying Bakken crude oil. The Coast Guard … Read More