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Block Oil Barge Anchorages on Hudson
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
Refreshments 7:00 PM
Program 7:30 PM
The US Coast Guard, in response to pressure from the petroleum industry, hopes for 43 new oil barge anchorages – but is the Hudson a good home for them? After the spring public comment period, a decision has not yet been made on the potential infrastructure. The anchorages would enable more commercial vessels to use the river to transport gasoline, crude oil, and other fossil fuels. Learn more about the proposed plan’s ecological, public health, social, and economic implications in preparation of the anticipated summer public comment period.
Presenters and Panelists:
Spokesperson, Scenic Hudson
Peter Wolf, Former Coast Guard Operations Officer
Dan Lemons, Hastings-on-Hudson Village Trustee
Opportunity to sign letters to voice support against the anchorages which NYCD16-Indivisible:Environment group will send to the Coast Guard and NYS Senate and Assembly to support NYS legislation S05197/A06825 against the barges.
In partnership with Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group.