A pilot project is nudging the Hudson Valley to return to river transport — in a carbon-neutral way — with sail freight.
Amtrak Withdraws Fencing Plan along Hudson
Amtrak has announced that it is withdrawing its plan to install gates and fences along the Hudson River shoreline
NRDC: Tar Sands Industry Targets America’s Waterways
NRDC examines the impact a suite of new tar sands oil infrastructure proposals could have on America’s coasts and rivers if they were built.
The New York Times Editorial Board: No Parking on the Hudson
Should towns up and down the Hudson River be rest stops on a mulitilane highway for barges carrying crude oil? If you care about the health and vitality of the beleaguered Hudson, the answer should be no, absolutely not.
Reisman: The plot to reindustrialize the Hudson River
Many politicians on both sides of the aisle have come out against the barges, but where’s Governor Cuomo?
It’s all about the oil
At last night’s meeting in Rhinecliff, there was a debate about why the pilots association and shipping industry have requested ten new anchorages on the Hudson River. Those speaking on behalf of the anchorages, including some Hudson River pilots, claimed that the request was all about safety, while others (like me) argued that the need for new anchorages was about transporting fracking oil. There’s no … Read More
Wall Street Journal: Barging Into Hudson Waterfronts
Wall Street Journal: A proposal to allow commercial barges to drop anchor along a 70-mile strip of the Hudson River has stoked outrage from some who live along the water. There is one anchorage site between Yonkers and Kingston, and the U.S. Coast Guard is proposing to add nine and to expand a site in Yonkers. Shipping industry officials say more … Read More
Scenic Hudson: Take Action — We Can’t Let the Hudson Become a Waterborne Crude Oil Facility
Scenic Hudson: The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is considering the adoption of regulations that would establish new anchorage grounds for commercial vessels along the Hudson River at 10 sites located between Yonkers, Westchester County, and Kingston, Ulster County. In essence, these are huge parking lots for barges, many of which likely would contain volatile crude oil awaiting shipment to East Coast … Read More
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