Reactors scheduled to cease operations within four years
Spent fuel will be transferred to secure “dry cask” storage
More inspections of vital components will be required during operations
$15 million environment and community fund established
Letter says “oil storage facilities” would damage “Priceless Natural Resource”
HUDSON VALLEY—Scenic Hudson praised the office of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for requesting that U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson order the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to withdraw plans for establishing 10 new anchorages for 43 commercial vessels along the Hudson River. This follows a similar request Scenic Hudson made to Secretary Johnson on November 21.
Ned Sullivan, Scenic Hudson President 914 489 4630
Andy Bicking, Scenic Hudson Director of Public Policy & Special Projects 914 489 1568
Paul Gallay, Riverkeeper President 914 478 4501
Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continued its dismissal of the very valid concerns raised by NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos regarding the health and future of the Hudson River. In a letter to Commissioner Seggos, EPA Region 2 Administrator Judith Enck rejects the DEC’s call for more sediment sampling to determine if the Hudson River PCB cleanup has achieved its goals of being protective of human health and the environment.
Contact: Steve Rosenberg
Scenic Hudson Land Trust Executive Director
914 489 7925
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.