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Just in Time for Christmas! Laughing Earth Farm Protected from Development Forever

Thursday, December 22, 2016 -- Scenic Hudson

Katie Jilek, Agricultural Stewardship Association,
Seth McKee, Scenic Hudson,

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 or

Scenic Hudson Statement on DEC Review Concluding that PCB Cleanup Fails to Protect Public Health, Environment

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 -- Scenic Hudson

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.

Scenic Hudson Requests Homeland Security Secretary Halt Plan for New Hudson River Barge Anchorages

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 -- Scenic Hudson

Ned Sullivan
Tel: (845) 473-4440 x224

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.

AUDIO BLOG: Outgoing Officials Should Protect the Hudson Before Time Runs Out

Friday, December 16, 2016 -- Ned Sullivan

In this audio commentary, recorded for 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.

"FEDERAL OFFICIALS: Protect the Hudson River Before Time Runs Out!"