GREENWICH, NY – The Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) and Scenic Hudson are pleased to announce the permanent protection of the 175-acre Laughing Earth Farm in the Town of Brunswick. The public is invited to a celebration at The Madison Theatre (1036 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12208) which will include a special screening of the film The Last Crop and panel discussion with Laughing Earth owners Zack and Annie Metzger on February 23rd at 7:00 pm. For more information visit themadisontheater.com or agstewardship.org.
Ned Sullivan, President 914 489 4630
Andy Bicking, Director of Public Policy & Special Projects 914 489 1568
HUDSON VALLEY—This afternoon state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos issued his agency’s five-year review of the federal Superfund cleanup to rid the upper Hudson River of toxic PCBs. The review concludes that work conducted to date has not been sufficient in meeting public health and environmental goals to protect state residents, restore wildlife in and along the river, and secure the state’s future economic potential.
Letter cites major threats to environment, public health and economy
HUDSON VALLEY—Scenic Hudson has asked U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to terminate immediately the rulemaking process to establish 43 berths for commercial vessels at 10 new sites along the Hudson River. Secretary Johnson has the authority to halt the process because he oversees the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), which is considering the proposal.
In this audio commentary, recorded for midhudsonnews.com in mid-December 2016, Ned Sullivan calls on two Federal officials—EPA Region 2 Administrator Judith Enck and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson—to take action on issues important to the Hudson Valley's environment and public health before their terms end in January.