Coast Guard changes rules on anchoring in the Hudson River, allowing commercial vessels to anchor virtually anywhere north of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge;
Riverkeeper and the public will need to speak up, once again, to protect endangered species and drinking water supplies
Riverkeeper and the public have made clear that we want strict limits on where, and for how long, commercial vessels are allowed to anchor in the Hudson River. Hazardous cargoes, creeping industrialization, impacts on drinking water supplies, and threats to endangered sturgeon are among the top concerns. In 2016, the Coast Guard received an unprecedented 10,000 comments opposing the maritime industry’s request to establish 10 new designated “anchorage grounds” in the river between Yonkers and Kingston, N.Y.
Seven years later, we must speak up again.