SUNK: U.S. Coast Guard’s Hudson River Anchorage Proposal Goes Down

The U.S. Coast Guard had a proposal to permit 10 new anchorages and 43 berths for crude-oil carrying vessels on the Hudson River.

On June 28, Rear Admiral Steven D. Poulin stated that the Coast Guard would suspend future rulemaking decisions for at least a year, which would kill the proposal. Scenic Hudson was one of several groups to fight the proposal. The preservationists said halting the plan would protect the Hudson River Valley.

When the proposal was presented, many public officials at the local and state level were quick to denounce the project as harmful to the river and its surrounding area. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said, “The Hudson River is one of our greatest resources and we have a fundamental responsibility to protect it.”

The efforts of U.S. House of Representatives members Patrick Maloney and Eliot Engel helped introduce The Hudson River Protection Act, which allows the state to develop conditions in order to safeguard the waterfront communities and control which petroleum bearing vessels may navigate upon the river. However, it has not been signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The U.S. Coast Guard had a proposal to permit 10 new anchorages and 43 berths for crude-oil carrying vessels on the Hudson River.

On June 28, Rear Admiral Steven D. Poulin stated that the Coast Guard would suspend future rulemaking decisions for at least a year, which would kill the proposal. Scenic Hudson was one of several groups to fight the proposal. The preservationists said halting the plan would protect the Hudson River Valley.

When the proposal was presented, many public officials at the local and state level were quick to denounce the project as harmful to the river and its surrounding area. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said, “The Hudson River is one of our greatest resources and we have a fundamental responsibility to protect it.”

The efforts of U.S. House of Representatives members Patrick Maloney and Eliot Engel helped introduce The Hudson River Protection Act, which allows the state to develop conditions in order to safeguard the waterfront communities and control which petroleum bearing vessels may navigate upon the river. However, it has not been signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

 

The U.S. Coast Guard had a proposal to permit 10 new anchorages and 43 berths for crude-oil carrying vessels on the Hudson River.

On June 28, Rear Admiral Steven D. Poulin stated that the Coast Guard would suspend future rulemaking decisions for at least a year, which would kill the proposal. Scenic Hudson was one of several groups to fight the proposal. The preservationists said halting the plan would protect the Hudson River Valley.

When the proposal was presented, many public officials at the local and state level were quick to denounce the project as harmful to the river and its surrounding area. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said, “The Hudson River is one of our greatest resources and we have a fundamental responsibility to protect it.”

The efforts of U.S. House of Representatives members Patrick Maloney and Eliot Engel helped introduce The Hudson River Protection Act, which allows the state to develop conditions in order to safeguard the waterfront communities and control which petroleum bearing vessels may navigate upon the river. However, it has not been signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.