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General Electric says it has completed its sixth and final year of dredging sediment contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls from the upper Hudson River.


Growing demand for electricity in Westchester and New York City is having an impact on some Hudson Valley counties. Some power proposals are being reconsidered.

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The Hudson Valley Smart Energy Coalition has been given the opportunity argue their case that proposed high voltage power line expansion in the region is unnecessary, Among their concerns: the view.

New Oil Train Rules Elicit Different Concerns

May 4, 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation Friday issued regulations aimed at improving safety for trains carrying crude oil and other hazardous materials.  The rules come following a number of oil train derailments in the U.S. and the deadly 2013 tragedy in Quebec.

Scenic Hudson Protects 590 Acres Along The Hudson

Apr 29, 2015
Courtesy of Scenic Hudson, Jeff Anzevino

A Poughkeepsie, New York-based environmental group has protected nearly 600 acres along the Hudson River in Columbia County.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Arguing "it's now or never for the Hudson River and communities up and down its shores," activists gathered along the riverbank in Green Island today to urge General Electric to meet responsibilities beyond the current EPA-mandated PCB cleanup.

GE is slated to complete an EPA-ordered cleanup as early as this summer, one environmentalists say will leave behind millions of pounds of health-threatening PCB-contaminated sediments both north and south of the Federal Dam in Troy.

Groups Protect Farmland In Columbia County

Feb 16, 2015

Environmental and land conservation groups have protected more than 180 acres of farmland in Columbia County.

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There have been many suggestions recently about how New York should spend the $5 billion windfall it gained from legal settlements from banks and other financial institutions stemming from the financial meltdown of 2009. The majority seem to favor using the money the money to build and repair the infrastructure, New York's roads and bridges. But Ned Sullivan, president of Scenic Hudson, says at least half of the windfall should go to the state's environmental infrastructure.

Courtesy of Scenic Hudson/Nate Cyrus

Environmental organization Scenic Hudson has struck a land deal that enabled a group of young farmers to purchase land. The deal also protects a Hudson River tributary, buffers a public water supply, and protects views.

Scenic Hudson Preserves Acreage In Ulster County

Nov 17, 2014
Courtesy of Scenic Hudson

An environmental group in the Hudson Valley has struck a land deal that protects nearly 40 acres in Ulster County.