New Hudson River threat sparks growing coalition of concern

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Poughkeepsie Journal: Brock CarVellenixon came to the Beacon waterfront Friday in search of blue crab. The 31-year-old Poughkeepsie resident said he routinely comes to the edge of the Hudson River to drop his pots. “It’s a peaceful place to be, to enjoy nature and the surroundings,” he said. “Even if I don’t catch anything, it’s relaxing to be out here.” With … Read More

Yonkers Mayor Spano Calling On Community To Resist Riverfront Barge Parking

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Yonkers Daily Voice: A proposal to allow massive barges to anchor off the shore of several lower Hudson Valley communities is facing increased backlash from local politicians and organizations as a deadline to comment approaches Earlier this year, the Coast Guard issued a proposal to establish new anchorage grounds in the Hudson River from Yonkers to Kingston in an effort to improve navigation … Read More

West of Hudson public officials oppose Hudson River anchorages plan

adminHudson River, News Local elected officials, led by Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D, NY18), came out to protest the Coast Guard’s proposed increase of barge anchorages along the Hudson River from Kingston to Yonkers. The proposal consists of having 43 new anchorages, at 10 different sites, covering an approximate 2,400 acres that would station barges carrying Bakken crude oil. The Coast Guard … Read More

Anchors Away! Officials Unite to Oppose Expanded Anchorage

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HVNN: The New Windsor Town Park at Plum Point was the site for local officials to gather and proclaim solidarity in opposition to a proposal to expand anchorage sites along the Hudson River. “We are united in one voice across both parties and saying ‘Come to the Hudson Valley, talk to us before moving forward,’” said Assemblyman James Skoufis. “Hold on! Not … Read More

Maloney Wants Earlier Public Hearings, Enviro Study Re: Anchorage Site Proposal

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BBC World Service: Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney was in Orange County Thursday, calling on the U.S. Coast Guard to listen to Hudson River communities when it comes to a proposal to establish anchorage sites in the river. Maloney and local elected officials want public hearings earlier in the process. The Coast Guard proposes 10 anchorage sites — basically, rest stops … Read More

Coast Guard makes waves with Hudson River anchorage proposal

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Times Herald Record: The pilots whose ships, tugboats and barges ply the Hudson River say safety is behind a federal proposal to designate 10 points along the river as places commercial vessels can anchor when confronting bad weather, ice, tired crews or other problems. But environmentalists and elected officials representing the City of Newburgh and other river towns and villages … Read More

Fact-check: Industry’s false claims about Hudson River anchorages

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Riverkeeper: Riverkeeper, elected officials and the general public are dismayed that some of the arguments being offered by the industry are blatant falsehoods – statements that are easily disputed by the facts. CLAIM: This is nothing new. Vessel operators have been anchoring informally at these sites for years. Since Henry Hudson, actually. RESPONSE: Not to this degree, not by a long shot. … Read More

Dutchess legislator proposes opposing anchorages on Hudson River

adminHudson River, News The plan under consideration by the Coast Guard to establish 10 commercial anchorages on the Hudson River between Kingston and Yonkers should be opposed and Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner wants to lead the charge by that lawmaking body.  He said the county should oppose barges with fracked oil that would be moored in the 10 previously announced locations. … Read More