When marine safety collides with environmental advocacy and non-maritime business interests, the discussion can be contentious, confusing and cumbersome.
Op-Ed opposes legislation restricting oil barges on the Hudson
“New York’s new tanker law is just the latest in a litany of anti-energy measures enacted under the governorship of Andrew Cuomo.” — Jordan McGillis, a policy analyst at the Institute for Energy Research
Environmentalists urge DEC to establish strong regulations for “Tanker Avoidance Zones” to protect Hudson from oil barges
We hope that you will agree that protecting the Hudson River from petroleum-bearing vessels through implementing the strongest possible regulations.
Editorial: Public vigilance key to ensuring Hudson River safety
After a dismal start, better strides are being made, but history shows how important it is for the public to pay attention and speak up when necessary.
Officials and local stakeholders praise PAWSA process
“From day one my colleagues and I have said this anchorage proposal was a bad idea.” — Congressman Eliot Engel.
Reps Laud Coast Guard Study, Reiterate Opposition To Long-Term Anchorages
“The days when agencies and decisions can run roughshod over communities is over, and we’re not going to stand for it.” — Congressman Eliot Engel
Activists voice concerns about possible Coast Guard barges on Hudson
“It serves notice on them that we are monitoring and watching them very carefully, and just the way we didn’t stand for their proposal before, if they put forward another egregious proposal, we will fight them again.” — Rep. Eliot Engel.
Hudson River shippers, environmental groups far from compromise in anchorage debate
“We proposed alternatives that would enhance navigation and environmental safety without new anchorages,” Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan said