“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
Environmental groups propose safety measures for Hudson
“We want to ensure the Coast Guard is monitoring these vessels whenever distress is involved, but we also want to ensure the vessels move on.” — John Lipscomb, boat captain for Riverkeeper
River groups offer navigation safety measures for Hudson, cite risks from barge anchorages proposed by industry
“I believe that the PAWSA workshops were historic, and I am confident they have fostered beneficial new understanding and relationships between stakeholders who have at times been at odds.”— John Lipscomb, Riverkeeper’s Patrol Boat Captain
Coast Guard will hold two days of closed-door discussions in Albany on vision for Hudson River
Rear Admiral Steven Poulin call the assessment a “process that allows us to take a really close look at risks – navigational and environmental risks – associated with a particular waterway”
Coast Guard begins closed door look at Hudson River safety hazards
Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan questioned the makeup of the workshop participants, implying that 60 percent of the stakeholders are from the marine commerce industry.
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