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EPA Fails to Disclose GE Request for Certificate of Completion of Hudson PCB Cleanup, Raising New Questions about Transparency, Integrity of its Oversight of Project

Friday, January 13, 2017 -- Scenic Hudson

Andy Bicking, Scenic Hudson Director of Public Policy & Special Projects 914 489 1568
Roger Downs, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter Conservation Director 518 426 9144

New data supports Department of Health finding that anglers are consuming contaminated fish above safe levels—low-income minorities at greatest risk

Scenic Hudson Praises Gov. Cuomo for 2017 Environmental Policy Priorities

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 -- Scenic Hudson

Ned Sullivan, Scenic Hudson President, 914 489 4630
Andy Bicking, Scenic Hudson Director of Public Policy & Special Projects, 914 489 1568

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y.—Scenic Hudson applauds Gov. Andrew Cuomo for continuing to build on his strong environmental leadership in priorities he outlined in today’s State of the State address. Chief among these is an unprecedented investment in water and wastewater infrastructure in the Hudson Valley and other parts of the state, and a renewal of a $300-million investment in the annual appropriation for the state’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF).

Entergy to Close Indian Point Nuclear Plant in Landmark Agreement

Monday, January 9, 2017 -- Scenic Hudson

Ned Sullivan, Scenic Hudson President nsullivan@scenichudson.org; 914 489 4630
Cliff Weathers, Riverkeeper Communications Director cweathers@riverkeeper.org; 914 478 4501, ext. 239

  • Reactors scheduled to cease operations within four years

  • Spent fuel will be transferred to secure “dry cask” storage

  • More inspections of vital components will be required during operations

  • $15 million environment and community fund established

Scenic Hudson Commends NY Attorney General for Asking U.S. Homeland Security Secretary to Halt Anchorages Plan

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 -- Scenic Hudson

Ned Sullivan, President
914 489 4630
nsullivan@scenichudson.org

Letter says “oil storage facilities” would damage “Priceless Natural Resource”

HUDSON VALLEY—Scenic Hudson praised the office of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for requesting that U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson order the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to withdraw plans for establishing 10 new anchorages for 43 commercial vessels along the Hudson River. This follows a similar request Scenic Hudson made to Secretary Johnson on November 21.

Scenic Hudson and Riverkeeper Respond to EPA’s Rejection of Expanded Sediment Sampling

Thursday, December 22, 2016 -- Scenic Hudson

Ned Sullivan, Scenic Hudson President 914 489 4630
Andy Bicking, Scenic Hudson Director of Public Policy & Special Projects 914 489 1568
Paul Gallay, Riverkeeper President 914 478 4501

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continued its dismissal of the very valid concerns raised by NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos regarding the health and future of the Hudson River. In a letter to Commissioner Seggos, EPA Region 2 Administrator Judith Enck rejects the DEC’s call for more sediment sampling to determine if the Hudson River PCB cleanup has achieved its goals of being protective of human health and the environment.

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