“Only good can come out of these kinds of relationships where groups that had been adversaries are encouraged to work out solutions”—John Lipscomb, Riverkeeper
Coast Guard Plans to Create Anchorages on Hudson on Thin Ice
Riverkeeper President Paul Gallay called the PAWSA result “a welcome next step toward resolving the very contentious proposal by the tug and barge industry for new anchorages on the Hudson.”
Hudson anchorage decision should be final: Editorial
The Coast Guard’s determination to suspend, not outright squelch, the proposal is underwhelming. While cautious optimism should prevail now, these matters are far from permanently settled.
Hudson River anchorage plan dead and Rep. Maloney adds nails to coffin
“We stood on this waterfront a few months ago, all of us, and we made a promise to the people of the Hudson Valley that we would kill this proposal, and we have delivered on this promise,” Mahoney said.
New Anchorage Proposals will be Opposed
“We won’t take our eyes of the ball when it comes to the anchorages, and we’ll keep working to make sure the proposal stays dead.”— Rep. Mahoney
Coast Guard scuttles Hudson River anchorage proposal, at least for now (Media Roundup)
“From what we can determine at this point, the Coast Guard has rightly found that new anchorages along the Hudson were not one of the agreed-upon recommendations to come out of the PAWSA workshops.” — Scenic Hudson
Coast Guard releases Hudson River Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment Report
Through the PAWSA, the Coast Guard identified ambiguity in existing Hudson River anchorage regulations. The Coast Guard is currently reviewing options to address this issue.
Runaway barge destroys pier of Irvington Boat and Beach Club
The barge that destroyed the Irvington pier was one of six that floated away in the 50+ mph winds on Friday.
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