Scenic Hudson mourns the passing of Diana Gurieva, executive director of the Dyson Foundation from 1991 to 2015. Ms. Gurieva was instrumental in building and maintaining Scenic Hudson’s strong relationship with the foundation.
Those who care about clean drinking water, public safety and New York’s world-class outdoor resources are cheering Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State address, including announcement of successful negotiations to close the Indian Point nuclear plant by 2021.
HUDSON VALLEY—Scenic Hudson and Riverkeeper say the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) made the right decision to reject a Joint Proposal that would have saddled Rockland County ratepayers with an almost $90-million charge for the costs of an abandoned desalination plant while implementing a poorly designed conservation plan for the county’s water system, run by Suez Water New York, Inc. (Suez).
Hudson Valley residents and elected officials are expressing major concerns about a proposal by the U.S. Coast Guard to adopt regulations that would establish 10 new anchorage grounds for barges and other vessels in the Hudson River between Kingston, Ulster County, and Yonkers, Westchester County. The proposal is the result of a request from the maritime industry, which anticipates transporting higher volumes of crude oil and refined petroleum products through the region due to the lifting of a federal ban on their exportation.
It was on my family’s boat that I first learned to love the Hudson River. Back then, in the late 1960s, my boyhood haunts of Nyack and Piermont were struggling, the river polluted. Unbeknownst to me, Pete Seeger and his friends were launching Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, while Franny Reese and other founders of Scenic Hudson were fighting to save Storm King Mountain. The times indeed were a-changing.
In this audio commentary, recorded for midhudsonnews.com in mid-January 2017, Ned Sullivan celebrates three recent announcments from Gov. Andrew Cuomo that will offer lasting benefits to the Hudson Valley and its environment.