Scenic Hudson And Local Pols Will Fight Crude Oil Tanker “parking Lot” Proposed For Lower Hudson

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The Rockland County Times: Scenic Hudson Executive Director Ned Sullivan told Rockland Business Association [RBA] members and local government officials that the lower Hudson Valley’s environment is at risk due to 10 proposed anchorage zones for oil tankers stretching from Yonkers all the way to Kingston.

The plan, put forth in June by the US Coast Guard, would bring a much higher volume of “pit stops” for barges and tankers carrying crude oil. Such activity has no place on the Hudson, Sullivan told the audience gathered at Pearl River Hilton for the RBA’s annual meeting.

Sullivan said Scenic Hudson is lobbying stridently against the plan and encourage elected officials to do the same. Among officials present for the discussion at the Pearl River Hilton were Clarkstown, Orangetown, Haverstraw and Stony Point supervisors and several village mayors.  Read more.

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