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

RiverkeeperHudson River, News, Riverkeeper

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

What You Need To Know About the Proposed Hudson River Anchorage Sites

Kingston Daily FreemanHudson River, News, Riverkeeper

Westchester Magazine: A proposal to establish new anchorage grounds along the Hudson River from Yonkers to Kingston is currently under consideration by the Coast Guard as a means to improve safety and efficiency for massive barges traveling up the river. Presently, the Coast Guard is crowd-sourcing information from both elected officials and the public “to assist in determining the best way forward,” according … Read More

Riverkeeper: Proposed new Hudson River anchorage grounds: Critical issues and what you can do

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Riverkeeper: In June, the U.S. Coast Guard announced that it was soliciting comments and concerns from the public on a proposal to establish a large number of anchorage grounds for commercial vessels in the Hudson River – 30 berths in 10 locations from Yonkers to Kingston – at the request of industry. This action, which caught many communities off guard, … Read More

Riverkeeper: Crude Oil Transport

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Riverkeeper: With very little public awareness and no study of environmental impacts, the oil industry has made the Hudson Valley into one arm of a dangerous “virtual pipeline” for crude oil that snakes thousands of miles by rail, barge and ship from oil fields in North Dakota, Canada and elsewhere, to refineries on both coasts. The New York State segment … Read More