Ulster County lawmakers want Coast Guard to hold local hearing on Hudson River anchorage plan

Ulster County lawmakers want Coast Guard to hold local hearing on Hudson River anchorage plan

Daily Freeman: Ulster County Legislature Chairman Ken Ronk wants the U.S. Coast Guard to hold a hearing in Ulster County on a proposal to establish anchoring sites on the Hudson River for large vessels. Ronk, R-Wallkill, has sent a letter, signed ...
Residents petition against Hudson River barge plan

Residents petition against Hudson River barge plan

News 12 Westchester: Residents who live along the Hudson River are petitioning against a plan that would create new anchorage sites for commercial barges along the river. The barges would stretch from Yonkers to Kingston, where communities have invested millions ...
Public Comment Period Extended For Hudson Valley Barge Anchorage Proposal

Public Comment Period Extended For Hudson Valley Barge Anchorage Proposal

Yonkers Daily Voice: With pressure mounting as unrest built in Rivertowns communities, the Coast Guard is extending the public comment period for the much-maligned Hudson River barge anchorage proposal. Last month, Hudson Valley officials and organizations teamed up to form ...
Deadline Extended for Public Comment on Proposed Hudson River Commercial Barge Anchorage Sites

Deadline Extended for Public Comment on Proposed Hudson River Commercial Barge Anchorage Sites

Tarrytown Patch: After local, state and federal pleas, the U.S. Coast has extended the deadline for public comment on the proposed commercial barge anchorages in the Hudson River.The controversial issue concerns the Coast Guard’s plan to put 10 new commercial ...
Barge Parking on the River: The Highland Current looks at the comments

Barge Parking on the River: The Highland Current looks at the comments

Highland Current, from the editor: As Brian PJ Cronin reported in our July 15 issue, the U.S. Coast Guard is considering creating 10 overnight barge parking lots, called anchorage grounds, on the Hudson River, including in an area between Beacon ...
Coast Guard extends public comment period for Hudson River anchorage plan

Coast Guard extends public comment period for Hudson River anchorage plan

Kingston Daily Freeman: The public comment period regarding a plan to establish large-vessel anchoring sites on the Hudson River has been extended by three months, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday. The deadline for comments has been moved from Sept ...
South Nyack Trustees Formally Oppose Hudson River Anchorages for Oil Barges - Nyack, NY Patch

South Nyack Trustees Formally Oppose Hudson River Anchorages for Oil Barges – Nyack, NY Patch

Nyack Patch: The South Nyack Board of Trustees opposes in the strongest possible terms the commercial anchorages the Coast Guard proposes for heavier oil barge traffic on the Hudson River.Village officials also want residents to comment on the Coast Guard’s ...
Coast Guard Extends Public Comment Period

Coast Guard Extends Public Comment Period

Hudson Valley News Network: After Representative Sean Patrick Maloney and other Congressional leaders contacted the Coast Guard to demand an extension to the public comment period regarding proposed anchorage sites on the Hudson River, the Coast Guard announced that the ...
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Hudson anchorages: Lawmakers seek extra time

Hudson anchorages: Lawmakers seek extra time

Lohud.com: Members of New York's delegation to Washington want the Coast Guard to extend public comment on the proposed Hudson River anchorages three months. In a letter dated August 29, U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Reps. Nita Lowey, ...
Noble, Kingston lawmakers join opposition to Hudson River anchorage proposal

Noble, Kingston lawmakers join opposition to Hudson River anchorage proposal

Kingston Daily Freeman: Mayor Steve Noble and other city leaders have launched a protest against the U.S. Coast Guard’s proposal to create anchorage sites for large commercial vessels on the Hudson River between Kingston and Yonkers. Noble, an avid environmentalist, ...
Don’t turn Hudson River into ‘parking lot,’ congressional candidate Teachout urges

Don’t turn Hudson River into ‘parking lot,’ congressional candidate Teachout urges

Kingston Daily Freeman: The proposal to establish commercial ship anchorages at 10 locations on the Hudson River is essentially a request to turn the waterway into a parking lot, Democratic congressional candidate Zephyr Teachout said Wednesday. “This is explicitly a ...
Coast Guard Plan to Anchor Barges in Hudson Remains Under Fire

Coast Guard Plan to Anchor Barges in Hudson Remains Under Fire

Examiner: Opposition to a plan by the United States Coast Guard to have commercial barges anchor off the shores of the Hudson River continued to expand throughout Westchester last week. Last Monday at Yonkers City Hall, a new organization of municipal ...
'Anchorage' proposal raises broader questions: View

‘Anchorage’ proposal raises broader questions: View

Lohud.com Op-Ed: While the U.S. Coast Guard no doubt does good work in facilitating safe and efficient marine transportation, it’s questionable whether the Coast Guard is well suited to dealing with the broad range of non-maritime issues that are involved in the ...
Greenburgh Board Set To Oppose Commercial Barge Anchorage Sites

Greenburgh Board Set To Oppose Commercial Barge Anchorage Sites

Daily Voice: The Greenburgh Town Board is set to join a group of other river communities in opposing a proposal that would allow commercial barges to drop anchor along a 70-mile stretch of the Hudson, according to Supervisor Paul Feiner. The resolution opposing ...
It's all about the oil

It’s all about the oil

At last night's meeting in Rhinecliff, there was a debate about why the pilots association and shipping industry have requested ten new anchorages on the Hudson River.  Those speaking on behalf of the anchorages, including some Hudson River pilots, claimed that the request ...
Statewide environmental group joins fight against Hudson River anchoring sites

Statewide environmental group joins fight against Hudson River anchoring sites

Kingston Freeman: Environmental Advocates of New York is among the organizations voicing opposition to establishing commercial ship anchorages at 10 locations on the Hudson River between Kingston and Yonkers starting in 2017. The group executive director, Peter Iwanowicz, said it took ...
Mon., Aug. 29 Forum in Rhinecliff on the anchorages

Mon., Aug. 29 Forum in Rhinecliff on the anchorages

Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner will be holding a forum in Rhinecliff on the threat posed by the Coast Guard's plan to establish anchorages for fracked crude barges near Rhinecliff and up and down the Hudson River. Date & Time: Monday, August 29th ...
Resistance to proposed new barge anchorages stiff

Resistance to proposed new barge anchorages stiff

Kingston Times: A parking lot. A floating storage facility. A catastrophe waiting to happen. A tourism killer. Those are but a few of the choice descriptions offered Friday, Aug. 19 at a press conference by opponents of a request for ...
Wall Street Journal: Barging Into Hudson Waterfronts

Wall Street Journal: Barging Into Hudson Waterfronts

Wall Street Journal: A proposal to allow commercial barges to drop anchor along a 70-mile strip of the Hudson River has stoked outrage from some who live along the water. There is one anchorage site between Yonkers and Kingston, and the ...
Riverfront officials wage campaign against barges

Riverfront officials wage campaign against barges

Westfaironline.com: Elected officials from river towns in Westchester have banded together to ban the barges. A dozen officials gathered at Yonkers City Hall on Aug. 22 to rally opposition to a U.S. Coast Guard proposal to create 10 anchorages along ...
County Executive’s Corner: Turning the Hudson River into a Parking Lot

County Executive’s Corner: Turning the Hudson River into a Parking Lot

County Times: Rockland County Executive Ed Day: Rockland is blessed to be surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Hudson River. The Hudson has always played a central role in the life of people in Rockland and my administration has worked ...
Poughkeepsie Journal Editorial Board: Coast Guard’s anchorage plan is unacceptable

Poughkeepsie Journal Editorial Board: Coast Guard’s anchorage plan is unacceptable

Poughkeepsie Journal Editorial Board: Just how much abuse is the Hudson River supposed to take? It has taken decades to make the river cleaner from industrial pollution, and there still are Herculean efforts needed for that complicated, costly task. In ...
BoatUS alarmed by Hudson River barge proposal

BoatUS alarmed by Hudson River barge proposal

Trade Only Today: The Hudson River could see a significant increase in anchored articulated barges under a proposal from the Maritime Association of the Port of New York/New Jersey. New York Harbor commercial marine interests asked the Coast Guard to ...
Westchester Legislators Offer Resolution Opposing Proposed Anchorage Sites on Hudson River

Westchester Legislators Offer Resolution Opposing Proposed Anchorage Sites on Hudson River

Bedford Patch: A resolution voicing the Westchester Board of Legislators’ opposition to a proposed U.S. Coast Guard rule creating anchorage sites in the Hudson River for commercial vessels, especially oil barges is being sponsored by Legislator John Testa (R-Peekskill). Legislator Francis ...
Westchester Officials Launch Campaign Against New Commercial Anchorages on Hudson River

Westchester Officials Launch Campaign Against New Commercial Anchorages on Hudson River

Tarrytown Patch: Officials from Westchester County riverfront communities met Monday to show solidarity against a proposal to create 10 commercial shipping anchorages on the Hudson River. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano hosted the meeting to create the Hudson River Waterfront Alliance. The alliance ...
10 Commercial Vessel Anchorages Proposed for Hudson River Draw Focus of National Boating Group

10 Commercial Vessel Anchorages Proposed for Hudson River Draw Focus of National Boating Group

Boat U.S.: New York Harbor commercial marine interests have asked the US Coast Guard to consider 10 commercial vessel anchorages on the Hudson River from Yonkers to Kingston. If approved, the anchorages, totaling more than 2,400 acres, would allow for ...
Local leaders decry plan for more Hudson River barges

Local leaders decry plan for more Hudson River barges

News12 Westchester: Local leaders are decrying a plan by the federal government to allow more commercial barges to dock on the Hudson River. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano was joined by a group of Hudson Valley politicians to rally against the plan ...
Coast Guard may designate more Hudson River anchor sites

Coast Guard may designate more Hudson River anchor sites

Fox5: A new proposal may soon change the scenic view along the Hudson River. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano is just one of many officials against the Coast Guard's proposal to put 10 commercial shipping anchorages on the Hudson River between ...
Reisman: Oil barges? Not in our back water!

Reisman: Oil barges? Not in our back water!

lohud.com: Phil Reisman commentary: The fight never ends. Every time you turn around somebody is recklessly messing with our Hudson River. Note the word our. The Hudson is the people’s river, the “American Rhine.” Since the days of the first Dutch ...
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano: 'Ban The Barges, Protect Our Hudson'

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano: ‘Ban The Barges, Protect Our Hudson’

Yonkers Daily Voice: Hudson Valley officials and organizations are showing a united front as they fight a proposal that would allow for massive barges to anchor off of the shore of several communities. On Monday, officials from throughout Westchester County came ...
List of officials opposed to Hudson River anchorages grows longer

List of officials opposed to Hudson River anchorages grows longer

MidHudsonNews.com: More elected officials are coming out in opposition to potential short and long term anchorage points for commercial vessels on the Hudson River. Assemblyman Frank Skartados (D - Milton) brought together elected officials and leaders from local environmental organizations ...
In wake of upstate fuel spill, concerns about oil barges in Hudson increase

In wake of upstate fuel spill, concerns about oil barges in Hudson increase

Peekskill Post: Last week’s fuel spill at the Port of Rensselaer in Albany, caused by an equipment failure during a thunderstorm, has local politicians and environmentalists renewing their call to stop the Coast Guard’s proposed plan to install a slew ...
New Hudson River threat sparks growing coalition of concern

New Hudson River threat sparks growing coalition of concern

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 ...
Yonkers Mayor Spano Calling On Community To Resist Riverfront Barge Parking

Yonkers Mayor Spano Calling On Community To Resist Riverfront Barge Parking

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 ...
West of Hudson public officials oppose Hudson River anchorages plan

West of Hudson public officials oppose Hudson River anchorages plan

MidHudsonNews.com: 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, ...
Anchors Away! Officials Unite to Oppose Expanded Anchorage

Anchors Away! Officials Unite to Oppose Expanded Anchorage

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

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

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 ...
Coast Guard makes waves with Hudson River anchorage proposal

Coast Guard makes waves with Hudson River anchorage proposal

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 ...
6 things you should know about the proposed Hudson River anchorages

6 things you should know about the proposed Hudson River anchorages

Riverkeeper: 1. They say it’s about safety. But it’s really about oil. In its request to the Coast Guard, the shipping industry made very clear what’s driving this: “For several years the United States of America has developed as a major energy ...
Fact-check: Industry’s false claims about Hudson River anchorages

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

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 ...
Dutchess legislator proposes opposing anchorages on Hudson River

Dutchess legislator proposes opposing anchorages on Hudson River

MidHudsonNews.com: 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.  ...
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