Lawmakers, environmentalists seek to halt Hudson River barge plan


News 12 Westchester: Lawmakers and environmentalists say they are taking steps to stop the Coast Guard’s plan to put more barges in the Hudson River.

State and local leaders held a news conference today revealing the steps they will take to stop the barges.

The U.S. Coast Guard’s proposal centers on plans to create 10 new anchor barges and 43 additional anchorage berths on the Hudson River, from Yonkers to Kingston. The Coast Guard says it would allow increased movement in the transport of crude oil up and down the river.  Watch the news report..

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