State Attorney General asks Homeland Security to kill anchorages plan

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office has asked the US Secretary of Homeland Security to order the Coast Guard to withdraw plans to establish 10 new anchorages for 43 commercial vessels on the Hudson River between Yonkers and Kingston.

Scenic Hudson also made the request of Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson.

The state request came from Lemuel Srolovic, chief of the Attorney General’s Environmental Protection Bureau, who cited threats caused by the new anchorages to historic, ecological, scenic and recreational assets.

Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan praised Schneiderman’s office for its action.

Over 28 municipalities in the Hudson Valley have gone on record calling for the proposal to be pulled.

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