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NY legislators vote overwhelmingly for bill to protect Hudson from oil barges

Contact: Leah Rae, Riverkeeper Media Specialist lrae@riverkeeper.org, 914-478-4501, ext. 238 OSSINING — Last night, a bill to give the state additional say over Hudson River anchorage locations overwhelmingly passed the New York State Senate and will be heading to the Governor Andrew Cuomo’s desk for approval. The Senate joined the Assembly and passed legislation that better enables the state to protect the Hudson and waterfront communities from dangerous new oil tanker and barge anchorages. The bill, passed by a vote of 93-2 in the Assembly and 62-1 in the Senate, […]

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Key bill on anchorages passes Assembly 93-2; Senate must act

The New York State Assembly passed legislation by a vote of 93-2 today to pass the “Tanker Avoidance Zone” bill. Riverkeeper strongly supports this bill and calls on the Senate to act before the end of the legislative session Wednesday: Jeremy Cherson, Campaign Advocacy Coordinator for Riverkeeper, said: “Today, the Assembly delivered important legislation that will protect the Hudson River and waterfront communities from new barge anchorages that could support a massive expansion of crude oil shipments through the Hudson Valley. Given the unprecedented public outcry to the proposed re-industrialization […]

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Saying ‘No’ to anchorages: 10,000 comments, 34 resolutions, 1.5 million constituents

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Hudson Valley communities from Yonkers to Newburgh to Kingston spoke out with a unified voice in opposition to the maritime industry’s proposal for 43 new berths in 10 locations along the river. During a 6-month comment period held by the Coast Guard as part of its "advance rulemaking" process, the response was unprecedented.

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Sustainable Saturday: DAPL and the Pilgrim Pipeline

Shipping anchorage proposal draws heavy opposition

Plan to Anchor Oil Vessels in Hudson River Garners Thousands of Comments

Anchorage Proposal Faces Challenges

Riverkeeper, Others Push to Prevent New Anchorage in Hudson River

Interview With RFK Jr.: Still an Uphill Battle to Stop DAPL

Hudson River Waterfront Alliance Announces Key Findings in its Opposition to Proposed Additional Barge Anchorages Along Hudson River

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Yonkers Mayor Spano, local elected officials, Hudson River Waterfront Alliance members and Hudson River advocacy groups - Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson, Historic Hudson River Towns -- gather at Yonkers waterfront to announce findings regarding proposal of additional barge anchorages (Photo Credit: Maurice Mercado)
Findings Conclude Barge Industry Has Not Provided Sufficient Justification for Additional Barges and Proposal Should Not Be Entitled to a “Categorical Exclusion” from Environmental Review under National Environmental Policy Act

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