Any plan should demonstrate that anchorage berths “would cause no harm to riverbed infrastructure and the aesthetic, environmental, historic and recreational benefits” of the Hudson, Schneiderman said.
New York State AG Voices Concern About Hudson Valley Barge Anchorage Sites
“These anchorages threaten the aesthetic value of the wonderful views the river affords and will obstruct free use of the river for boaters, kayakers, swimmers and others.” — Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins
Coast Guard’s barge plan faces increased opposition
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is requesting that U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson order the Coast Guard to withdraw its plans.
Anchorage Site Opponents Appeal To Homeland Security Secretary
“President-elect Trump has stated that he wants to see an increase in oil and fossil fuel exploitation under his administration. But I think Mr. Trump also recognizes the issue of brand, and the Hudson Valley brand will be damaged if it becomes an industrial waterway.” — Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan
Battle against anchorages called largest environmental fight in region’s history
““There has never been, in the history of the Hudson Valley, an outpouring of concern for the river that even approaches what we just saw.” — John Lipscomb, Riverkeeper Captain
New York State Attorney General urges Homeland Security to withdraw Hudson anchorage proposal
“Based on the serious problems with the proposal as outlined above, we urge you to instruct the Coast Guard to withdraw this proposal in light of the lack of ‘manifest’ need for any new berths—let alone 43 of them.”
Scenic Hudson asks Homeland Security to sink anchorages
“My request is that you terminate the process before the formal rule making continues and before the transfer of power to a new administration.”
Barge Anchorages – Pathway to Potential Danger
Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan calls the plan “a pathway to potential disaster—for public health and safety, the environment and business interests.”