Scenic Hudson Director of Environmental Advocacy Hayley Carlock stated that a 77-car train carrying hazardous materials including sulfuric acid that derailed in Newburgh yesterday is cause for deep concern. “The accident was in the immediate vicinity of Global Companies’ oil terminal. Fortunately, authorities reported that no hazardous material leaked, and the train was not carrying any explosive Bakken crude. However, we may not be so lucky next time.
Proposed “parking lot” for barges a threat to public health, safety and economy
HUDSON VALLEY—Scenic Hudson commends U.S. House of Representatives members Eliot Engel and Sean Patrick Maloney for their leadership in reintroducing the Hudson River Protection Act in the U.S. Congress. Reps. Engel and Maloney’s legislation is essential to safeguard Hudson waterfront communities against the U.S. Coast Guard’s proposal to permit 10 new anchorages and 43 berths for crude-oil carrying vessels on the Hudson River.
HUDSON VALLEY, NY—Civic-minded residents are encouraged to elevate their advocacy knowledge and skills by participating in a workshop hosted by Scenic Hudson. Participants will become more effective at making a difference in their communities through the strategies and motivation they will receive at the free event.
New EPA head says river needs a fix—film series highlights how you can help
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has failed to compel polluter General Electric to remove toxins that still contaminate the Hudson River and its fish. GE cleaned up some of the PCBs, but the job isn’t finished—and getting it right is essential for restoring public health and jobs. We’re still not able to enjoy the river safely for things like fishing and swimming, and the pollution continues to impede economic opportunities.
HUDSON VALLEY, NY—Come learn the latest about the Hudson Valley’s remarkable natural world and how you can help shape the region’s environmental health, scenic beauty and economically vibrant communities that reflect the needs of all citizens. Scenic Hudson will host three engaging events in which staff and other local experts present cutting-edge strategies for conserving the region’s green assets and creating habitats and waterfront development that will be resilient to climate change impacts.