The Rockland County Times: Scenic Hudson has called on the U.S. Coast Guard (USGS) to halt the rulemaking process regarding new anchorage ground on the Hudson River, and it urges the public to submit public comments opposing the plan prior to the Tuesday, Dec. 6, deadline.
Scenic Hudson’s call comes on the heels of its creation of a virtual map that makes startlingly clear the dangers the Hudson River and communities along it face from the proposal to create 10 new anchorage areas with 43 berths along an approximately 80-mile stretch of the river. The anchorages would serve primarily as industrial storage areas for massive barges loaded with millions of gallons of explosive, health-threatening crude oil.
The map—which can be viewed here — highlights the extent of the threats posed by the anchorages to public health and safety, the environment and economic interests. Read more.