Oil barge traffic on Hudson not likely to be affected by EPA violations notice, officials say

Oil barge traffic on Hudson not likely to be affected by EPA violations notice, officials say

NorthJersey.com: The number of barges hauling crude oil on the Hudson River past some of New Jersey’s most densely-populated communities will not be immediately affected by federal air violations lodged against an oil terminal operator in upstate New York, environmental ...
Barges versus vistas on the Hudson

Barges versus vistas on the Hudson

westfaironline: The U.S. Coast Guard is considering new anchorages along a 109-mile stretch of the Hudson River where tugs and barges could wait out storms or wait for a high tide. That’s not going over well in river towns that have ...
Hudson anchorage meetings set for spring

Hudson anchorage meetings set for spring

lohud.com: Residents will have a chance to say their piece about the proposed Hudson River anchorages — they'll just have to wait until the spring to do so. Opponents of the 10 proposed anchorage sites from Yonkers north to Kingston have ...
Critics: Plan to moor ships on Hudson hurts waterfront revival efforts

Critics: Plan to moor ships on Hudson hurts waterfront revival efforts

Albany Times Union: Vessels traveling the Hudson River say they need more places to anchor as ship volume has increased at the Port of Albany, leading to congestion there. The plan submitted to the Coast Guard seeks anchorage stations, which are rest stops, ...
What You Need To Know About the Proposed Hudson River Anchorage Sites

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

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 ...
River is no place to park oil barges

River is no place to park oil barges

Ned Sullivan, president of Scenic Hudson, in the Times Union: Scenic Hudson and other environmental groups have made great strides in preserving the Hudson Valley's scenic and ecological treasures. At the same time, communities along the river have done much ...
Coast Guard says oil barge plan makes Hudson River safer

Coast Guard says oil barge plan makes Hudson River safer

Peekskill Post: The federal government’s plan to anchor  barges containing oil and other cargo in the waters of the Hudson River, not far from Peekskill, has drawn sharp criticism from elected officials due to environmental and aesthetic concerns, but a spokesperson ...
New York Times: Plan to Let Barges Park on the Hudson Meets Resistance in ‘River Towns’

New York Times: Plan to Let Barges Park on the Hudson Meets Resistance in ‘River Towns’

New York Times: Mayor Mike Spano of Yonkers likes to stroll along the Hudson River waterfront and marvel at the changes since the 1980s. Hundreds of millions of dollars in public and private investment have transformed a once forlorn riverfront ...
Westchester County Executive Asks Public To Fight Federal Plan For Westchester Barge Anchorages

Westchester County Executive Asks Public To Fight Federal Plan For Westchester Barge Anchorages

Daily Voice: Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino recently stood along the shores of the Hudson River with local elected officials, environmentalists and private citizens to urge the the public to voice concerns regarding the federal government’s plans to create up ...
Groups Oppose Hudson Barge Anchorage Proposal

Groups Oppose Hudson Barge Anchorage Proposal

Public News Service: A proposal to establish 10 anchorage points for commercial vessels traveling the Hudson River is coming under fire. The plan would create berths for up to 43 ships and barges between Yonkers and Ulster County. Andy Bicking, ...
Hudson River anchorages proposal concerns Kingston Sailing Club

Hudson River anchorages proposal concerns Kingston Sailing Club

Daily Freeman: A proposal for three Hudson River anchorage sites near Rhinebeck, Kingston and Port Ewen could disrupt long-standing Kingston Sailing Club events that have attracted water craft enthusiasts from around the country. Club officials filed comments with the U.S ...
Congresswoman Lowey calls for public hearings on plan to place oil barges in the Hudson

Congresswoman Lowey calls for public hearings on plan to place oil barges in the Hudson

Peekskill Post: In a letter to the United States Coast Guard, Congresswoman Nita Lowey requested that the agency continue to allow for the scheduling of public hearings on the proposal to station commercial barges containing, among other things, oil, in the ...
Assemblymember Jaffee Comments to Coastguard on Industry Proposal to Establish Anchorage on Hudson

Assemblymember Jaffee Comments to Coastguard on Industry Proposal to Establish Anchorage on Hudson

Rockland County Times: Press release: Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern) on Wednesday sent a letter and submitted her comments to the Coast Guard on the Proposed Rulemaking: Anchorage Grounds, Hudson River; Yonkers, NY to Kingston, NY. Docket Number USCG–2016–0132. In her letter and comments Jaffee ...
The public’s right to know: Palatine supervisor writes letter to editor on anchorages

The public’s right to know: Palatine supervisor writes letter to editor on anchorages

Kingston Times: The U.S. Coast Guard is moving forward, full steam ahead, with plans to build multiple anchorage sites along the Hudson River. I am deeply concerned that there has been such a short, and poorly publicized open comment period and ...
Scenic Hudson: Take Action — We Can’t Let the Hudson Become a Waterborne Crude Oil Facility

Scenic Hudson: Take Action — We Can’t Let the Hudson Become a Waterborne Crude Oil Facility

Scenic Hudson: The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is considering the adoption of regulations that would establish new anchorage grounds for commercial vessels along the Hudson River at 10 sites located between Yonkers, Westchester County, and Kingston, Ulster County. In essence, these ...
Despite infighting, Peekskill Common Council puts up united front against Hudson River oil barges

Despite infighting, Peekskill Common Council puts up united front against Hudson River oil barges

Peekskill Post: Though it was not exactly a kumbaya moment, Republicans and Democrats on the Peekskill Common Council agreed Monday night that a federal government plan to anchor barges containing oil in the waters of the Hudson River not far ...
Forum on proposal to establish new anchorage sites on Hudson River takes place Aug. 10 in Rhinebeck

Forum on proposal to establish new anchorage sites on Hudson River takes place Aug. 10 in Rhinebeck

Daily Freeman: Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner, D-Clinton, will host a forum Aug. 10 at 5:30 p.m. on the proposal to establish new anchorage sites for commercial shipping on the Hudson River. The forum will take place at Rhinebeck Town ...
N.Y. senators call on Coast Guard to hold public hearings on proposed Hudson anchorages

N.Y. senators call on Coast Guard to hold public hearings on proposed Hudson anchorages

Daily Freeman: The U.S. Coast Guard’s plan to establish 10 new designated anchorages along the Hudson River should not be implemented until the public is given an opportunity to provide input, according to New York Democratic Senators Charles Schumer and ...
Astorino, Murphy Urge Public To Protest Hudson River Anchorages

Astorino, Murphy Urge Public To Protest Hudson River Anchorages

Daily Voice: Residents are being asked to voice their opinion and help save the beauty and cherished natural resources of the Hudson River from 10 new proposed anchorage locations by the United States Coast Guard. At a recent press conference ...
Senators Weigh In On Hudson River Anchorages

Senators Weigh In On Hudson River Anchorages

Maritime Executive: U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have called on the Coast Guard to solicit more input from the public before creating designated barge anchorages on the Hudson River – a scenic region better known for tourism and riverfront estates than for maritime trade. Senators ...
Proposed Hudson anchorages raise alarms

Proposed Hudson anchorages raise alarms

lohud.com: Residents in one scenic Hudson River village were not happy. Commercial ships, primarily carrying petroleum-based goods, had been dropping anchor on the river off the banks of Rhinecliff, a few miles before the river narrows en route to the ports of Albany ...
Just how much cargo is shipped on the Hudson?

Just how much cargo is shipped on the Hudson?

lohud.com: The debate over proposed anchorages on the Hudson River highlights a sometimes-overlooked fact: That the waterway is a major thoroughfare for a variety of goods. “I don’t think most people know how active the cargo is on the river," said ...
Hudson River anchorage plan review draws objections from Dutchess County executive

Hudson River anchorage plan review draws objections from Dutchess County executive

Kingston Freeman: Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro says the U.S. Coast Guard needs to improve the rule-making process for determining whether 10 proposed anchorage sites should be established in the Hudson River. Molinaro said a website with a comment section is ...
Upcoming meetings about the anchorage proposal

Upcoming meetings about the anchorage proposal

Two meetings will be held over the coming days to discuss the proposed anchorages on the Hudson River.   John Lipscomb, Boat Captain of Riverkeeper, will be on hand to explain the issues at both meetings.  (Riverkeeper's letter about the proposal is here.) ...
Riverkeeper: Proposed new Hudson River anchorage grounds: Critical issues and what you can do

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

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 ...
Hudson River anchorage proponent downplays visual impacts

Hudson River anchorage proponent downplays visual impacts

Daily Freeman: One of the groups behind the request for commercial vessel anchorage sites along the Hudson River between Kingston and Yonkers says there will be little to no visual impact if the U.S. Coast Guard approves the plan. “This ...
Gateway Chamber of Commerce calls plan to station oil barges in Hudson ‘ill-conceived’ and ‘unfathomable’

Gateway Chamber of Commerce calls plan to station oil barges in Hudson ‘ill-conceived’ and ‘unfathomable’

Peekskill Post: Deb Milone, executive director of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce, released a statement Friday afternoon on the proposed commercial anchorages in the Hudson River.  Her statement is as follows: “The Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce ...
County Officials Slam Proposal for New Anchorages Throughout Hudson River

County Officials Slam Proposal for New Anchorages Throughout Hudson River

Time Warner News: Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro is opposing a U.S. Coast Guard plan to add as many as 10 anchorage sites to the Hudson River. "Using the Hudson River as a barge parking lot, really, can lead to ...
Officials Call for Public to Comment on Proposed Hudson River Commercial Anchorages

Officials Call for Public to Comment on Proposed Hudson River Commercial Anchorages

HVNN.com: Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino is asking the public to voice its concerns over the federal government’s plan to allow commercial barges to anchor at points close to the Westchester coastline. The Coast Guard is considering putting 10 new anchorage ...
Officials: Don't make Hudson barge 'parking lot'

Officials: Don’t make Hudson barge ‘parking lot’

lohud.com: (Verplanck) Opposition is growing to a proposal to put as many as 10 commercial shipping anchorages on the Hudson River in space stretching from Yonkers to Kingston. At a press conference Tuesday at the Cortlandt Waterfront Park, a bevy ...
Elected Officials Criticize USCG Proposal On Anchorage Sites In The Hudson

Elected Officials Criticize USCG Proposal On Anchorage Sites In The Hudson

WAMC Radio: The U.S. Coast Guard is considering establishing anchorage grounds in the Hudson River from Westchester to Ulster County. But local elected officials and environmentalists criticize the proposal — and what they say is a lack of transparency and public ...
Officials protest additional barge anchorage sites on Hudson

Officials protest additional barge anchorage sites on Hudson

Westchester News 12: Officials and environmentalists are speaking out against a proposal to allow more commercial boats on the Hudson River. The politicians and environmentalists joined forces Tuesday to raise a red flag about a controversial new plan by the Coast ...
Elected Officials Criticize USCG Proposal On Anchorage Sites In The Hudson

Elected Officials Criticize USCG Proposal On Anchorage Sites In The Hudson

WAMC: The U.S. Coast Guard is considering establishing anchorage grounds in the Hudson River from Westchester to Ulster County. But local elected officials and environmentalists criticize the proposal — and what they say is a lack of transparency and public involvement ...
Cortlandt Asks Public's Help In Battling Barge Anchor Proposals

Cortlandt Asks Public’s Help In Battling Barge Anchor Proposals

Daily Voice: Cortlandt is asking the public to back it in its fight against a proposal to build barge anchorages in the Hudson River. Supervisor Linda Puglisi said the Town Board voted unanimously last week to formalize its opposition to ...
Coast Guard Proposes More Barge Parking Areas

Coast Guard Proposes More Barge Parking Areas

Highlands Current: The U.S. Coast Guard is considering 10 sites for overnight barge parking lots, called anchorage grounds, on the Hudson River between Yonkers and Kingston, including 445 acres between Beacon and Newburgh, an area large enough to berth up to ...
“Long Term” Barge Anchorage Off Beacon’s Dennings Point?

“Long Term” Barge Anchorage Off Beacon’s Dennings Point?

Wigwam: The United States Coast Guard is proposing rules to establish 10 new anchorages in the Hudson River between Yonkers and Kingston. One of the sites proposed is directly off Dennings Point, with three others just south of the Newburgh Beacon Bridge. Currently there is one allowed anchorage on ...
Rhinebeck leader decries Coast Guard plan for to use local sites along Hudson River as rest stop for tankers, tugs

Rhinebeck leader decries Coast Guard plan for to use local sites along Hudson River as rest stop for tankers, tugs

Daily Freeman: The town is urging the U.S. Coast Guard to conduct public hearings on plans to establish 10 anchorage locations along the Hudson River that commercial tankers and tugboats would use as rest stops. Rhinebeck Supervisor Elizabeth Spinzia said ...
Coast Guard plans to resume barge anchoring near Rhinecliff

Coast Guard plans to resume barge anchoring near Rhinecliff

Rhinecliff.org: The Coast Guard is planning to add ten locations where commercial vessels can drop anchor on the Hudson River, and three of them are right here in the Rhinecliff area. As reported in lohud.com, the additional anchorages are meant to make ...
Environmentalists Warn of Spill Risk from Increasing Oil Shipments on Hudson River

Environmentalists Warn of Spill Risk from Increasing Oil Shipments on Hudson River

Insurance Journal: The Hudson River may still become a major corridor for the shipment of thick, tar sands oil from Canada despite moves last year by New York officials that many thought stopped those efforts.At issue is a key air ...
Coast Guard plan: More barges anchored on Hudson

Coast Guard plan: More barges anchored on Hudson

lohud.com: The Coast Guard is floating the idea of adding more places for commercial vessels to drop anchor on the Hudson River. 10 locations between Yonkers and Kingston have been chosen as potential anchorages, including sites at Tomkins Cove and Montrose ...
Hudson River oil spill would be difficult to clean up

Hudson River oil spill would be difficult to clean up

Daily Freeman: The Hudson River may still become a major corridor for the shipment of thick, tar sands oil from Canada despite moves last year by New York officials that many thought stopped those efforts. At issue is a key ...
Decision on Albany port crude oil heating plan pushed back

Decision on Albany port crude oil heating plan pushed back

Albany Times Union: It looks like the state Department of Environmental Conservation can put off a decision on a long-delayed crude oil plan at the Port of Albany for bit longer. Facing a court-ordered June 13 deadline to rule on ...
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