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HUFFINGTON POST: Rapid Protection of Wetlands Critical to Environmental and Economic Health of the Hudson Valley

Monday, May 23, 2016 -- Ned Sullivan

Tidal wetlands are among the most productive and protective ecosystems on the planet. Unfortunately, they’re also among the most fragile. For centuries they were considered wastelands—a hindrance to progress and ripe for exploitation. It’s been estimated that since European settlement, half of the wetlands in the continental U.S. have been drained, filled or irreparably damaged.

WAMC on Health, Economic Stakes in Falling Short with Hudson Cleanup—Citizen Action Needed

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 -- Scenic Hudson

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is poised to sign off on General Electric’s cleanup of toxic PCBs it dumped in the Hudson River—despite the project’s failure to meet its goals to protect human health and the environment. The fact is that at this point the cleanup won’t fix this environmental and public health disaster. There is still enough of the chemical mess left in the upriver area to classify 200 miles of the Hudson as one of the nation’s most contaminated sites.

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