Hudson Valley News Network: A group of Hudson Valley public officials, led by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, announced plans to propose legislation to prevent the U.S. Coast Guard from approving a proposal to erect ten anchorage sites for oil barges on the Hudson River.
Joined by Rep. Eliot Engel and Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, Maloney introduced The Hudson River Protection Act. This act would bar the Department of Homeland Security from planting the anchorages for vessels with potentially hazardous waste material in certain locations. Sites within five miles of nuclear power stations, Superfund cleanup designations, areas on the National Registry of Historic Places, and living habitats for endangered species would be prohibited.
“When it comes to anchorages, my message is simple: we don’t want em, we don’t need em, and working together we’re going to kill this proposal,” said Maloney at a press conference this morning.
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