Coast Guard Suspends Hudson River Anchorage Plan

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While the rulemaking process for the anchorages has ended for now, a new Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment will begin – “a disciplined approach to identify major waterway safety hazards, estimate risk levels . . . and set the stage for implementation of selected measures to reduce risk,” according to a Coast Guard

Bill To Ban Barges In Hudson Valley Awaiting Cuomo’s Approval

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“The resolution should send a strong message to the Coast Guard and federal government that both Republicans and Democrats on the Westchester County Board of Legislators stand in opposition to the proposal to park barges laden with oil up and down the Hudson River just off the waterfronts of our communities.”

State throttles back on Hudson oil barge plan

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“We don’t need these anchorages and they pose unacceptable risks.” said Paul Gallay, president of Riverkeeper. The new law provides “new momentum in the fight against current attempts to expand the industrial use of the river, particularly for crude oil transport.”