Schumer, Gillibrand ask for Hudson River anchorage hearings
Aug 10, 2016 12:04 am
The Mid-Hudson News Network reports in The Daily Freeman that while the U.S. Coast Guard wants to establish 10 new designated anchorages sites along the Hudson River for large ships, New York Democratic Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand want public hearings on the issue. The Senators say that the Coast Guard's safety reasons for the anchorages are important, but they have heard from many residents and local public officials are concerned about the impact barges and vessels in the river will have waterfront development projects and the environment. The comment period for this first stage of the proposal process runs until September 7, but the Coast Guard missed a June 30 deadline to schedule public hearings. Read the full story in The Daily Freeman.