Free Film Screening at the Omega Institute

This Monday, July 25, join us at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck for a special screening of The Hudson: A River at Risk, a series of short documentaries on the environmental health of the Hudson River by acclaimed filmmaker Jon Bowermaster.

WHAT: Environmental film fest and discussion
WHEN: Monday, July 25, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Ram Dass Library at the Omega Institute, 150 Lake Drive, Rhinebeck
TICKETS: Free, but email jsalt@scenichudson.org to reserve a seat
 
After the film, join Scenic Hudson staff member Jake Salt to discuss the remaining public health threats to riverfront communities and what you can do—on social media, email and in your community—to ensure a #CleanerHudson.
 
To view the entire series of Jon Bowermaster films about threats to the Hudson River, visit hudsonriveratrisk.com.

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NYC June 16th Waterfront Film Screening at Pier 66


Hudson River Community Sailing, Scenic Hudson &
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) NY present

PCBs: GE's and the EPA's Toxic Legacy

A free screening of the new documentary on General Electric’s partial cleanup of toxic PCBs in the Hudson and how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is poised to sign off on an incomplete job, leaving human health and the environment at risk.
 
WHAT: Screening & Discussion of PCBs: GE’s and the EPA’s Toxic Legacy
WHEN: Thursday, June 16th from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Pier 66 boathouse on the New York City waterfront (Hudson River at 26th Street)
ADMISSION: Free (but RSVP to secure a seat:  https://waterfrontfilmscreeningpier66.splashthat.com/
 
After the film, campaign experts from NRDC and Scenic Hudson, plus Special guests Dr. Kathy Nolan and NYC Councilman Corie Johnson will discuss the remaining public health threats to riverfront communities like New York City and what you can do - on social media, email and in the city - to ensure a #CleanerHudson.

 

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Environmental Film Fest

Join acclaimed filmmaker Jon Bowermaster & experts from the Campaign for a Cleaner Hudson for a special screening of four short documentaries from the series The Hudson: A River at Risk.

Following the screening, the filmmaker will moderate a panel discussion with experts from the Campaign for a Cleaner Hudson about the newly documented public health threats from the PCB contamination in the Hudson River—the nation’s largest federal toxic waste site.

WHAT: Environmental Film Fest
WHEN: Wednesday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Jacob Burns Film Center (364 Manville Rd, Pleasantville, NY)
ADMISSION: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers) BUY TICKETS

Learn what you can do—on social media, email and in your community—to ensure a #CleanerHudson for future generations.

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Film Screening and Expert Panel

Scenic Hudson and the Beacon Conservation Advisory Committee present a free screening of the powerful new documentary PCBs: GE's and the EPA's Toxic Legacy by acclaimed filmmaker Jon Bowermaster.

The film documents General Electric’s partial cleanup of toxic PCBs in the Hudson and how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is poised to sign off on an incomplete job, leaving human health and the environment at risk. 

WHAT: Riverfront screening of PCBs: GE’s and the EPA’s Toxic Legacy
WHEN: Wednesday, May 25th from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Scenic Hudson’s River Center on the Beacon waterfront
ADMISSION: Free (but RSVP to secure a seat: https://beaconriverfrontfilmscreening.splashthat.com)

After the film, campaign experts will discuss the remaining public health threats to riverfront communities like Beacon and what you can do—on social media, email and in your community—to ensure a #CleanerHudson.

 

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It’s Time for Gov. Cuomo and Attorney General Schneiderman to Show Leadership on the Hudson

Ned Sullivan, Scenic Hudson President, writes in the Huffington Post:

"During his five years in office, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has spearheaded remarkable environmental achievements.

He set one of the nation’s most ambitious goals for reducing carbon emissions and shifting to clean energy—mandating that 50 percent of New York’s electricity come from renewable resources by 2030..."  Continue reading

 

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Nation's Water, Air and Health at Stake in Whether EPA Completes Hudson River Cleanup

 

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In the Huffington Post, Scenic Hudson president, Ned Sullivan, writes about the national significance of the Hudson River cleanup:  "The long struggle to remove PCBs from the Hudson—the nation’s largest Superfund site—is a bellwether. The fate of cleanups at hundreds of other Superfund sites depends on its outcome. In fact, it’s long been suspected that one of the motivations behind all the money and time GE spent to delay and undermine this cleanup has been the costs it will incur at its other Superfund sites around the country if this cleanup succeeds. If our country wants clean water, healthy wildlife and restored public trust, there’s a precedent to be set on the Hudson."  Read more

 

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Hudson Cleanup Far From Complete

In a Times Union op-ed, Ned Sullivan (president, Scenic Hudson) and Aaron Mair (president, Sierra Club) write, "The Obama administration and GE still have the chance to restore their damaged legacy on the Hudson. Nobody wants to see the EPA and the credibility of the Superfund program undermined by the failure of the nation's largest, most visible cleanup." Read more

 

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Mission Not Accomplished: Environmental Coalition Petitions EPA to Ensure GE Doesn't Abandon Its PCB Mess in the Hudson River

Today, NRDC - along with Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson, and the Atlantic Chapter of the Sierra Club - sent a petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) demanding that it take a hard look at the impact of the hundreds of thousands of pounds of toxic PCBs that the agency is preparing to let the multi-billion dollar General Electric Corporation leave in the Hudson River.

For those following the issue, you know what a problem these remaining PCBs pose to the health of New Yorkers, the vitality of one of our most treasured resources, and the economy of the Hudson River valley.

 

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Effectiveness of PCB Cleanup Merits Much Scrutiny

 

_sh092711dredging007.jpg20110928.jpgA new editorial from The Poughkeepsie Journal calls for close scrutiny of the PCB cleanup: "It took decades of court fights and negotiations — and years of work after an agreement was finally reached. It cost $2 billion, involved state-of-the-art equipment and took place over miles of Hudson River north of Albany.

"But just how effective was the cleanup of PCBs from the river?" Read more...

 

 

 

 

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2016 will be a pivotal year for Hudson PCB cleanup

635870795285562005-POUBrd-10-04-2015-Daily-1-A010--2015-10-03-IMG-Hudson-River-PCB-dre-1-1-E3C47B4G-L685540729-IMG-Hudson-River-PCB-dre-1-1-E3C47B4G.jpgThe Poughkeepsie Journal reports: "Local environmental organizations received some holiday cheer a few days before Christmas, courtesy of the Environmental Protection Agency.

The EPA confirmed it would hasten the next of its regular five-year reviews for the Hudson River Superfund cleanup of PCBs..."

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