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Groups Commend PSC’s Rejection of Suez Rate Proposal

Thursday, January 26, 2017 -- Scenic Hudson

Hayley Carlock, Scenic Hudson, 845 891 3148;
Cliff Weathers, Riverkeeper, 914 478 4501, Ext. 239,
George Potanovic, Jr., Rockland Water Coalition, 845 429 2020,

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).

RIVERFRONT ACTION: Hudson Valley Residents and Leaders Speak Out in Opposition to Proposed Hudson River Anchorages

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 -- Audrey Friedric...

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.

RIVERFRONT ACTION NEWS: Connecting to the Hudson River though Family Boating

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 -- Jeff Anzevino AICP

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.

AUDIO BLOG: Cuomo Announcements Feature Good News for the Hudson Valley

Friday, January 13, 2017 -- Ned Sullivan

In this audio commentary, recorded for 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.

"Cuomo Announcements Feature Good News for the Hudson Valley"

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).