The New York Times gets it exactly right: "But it [GE's dumping of PCBs] has left a stain on G.E.’s reputation and a literal stain in the river. Environmental watchdogs are standing up for New York’s precious Hudson. New York State should stand up for itself, with Mr. Cuomo leading the effort, demanding that the company do right by our river," writes the Times in a forceful editorial.Read more
Clearwater just announced: "Aaron Mair, the Sierra Club’s newly elected – and first African-American – president, calls himself an “angler from Peekskill,” who got involved with environmental issues because he learned that eating fish caught from the Hudson River near his home posed a danger to his family and his community.Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2015
Statement of Campaign for a Cleaner Hudson
on EPA announcement of beginning of dredging season
Times Union reported: "The regional head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency supports further PCB dredging of the Hudson River, beyond what the agency and General Electric Co. have agreed to, and warned Thursday that with the GE cleanup facility slated to be taken apart later this year, any chance for additional dredging — including the impaired Champlain Canal — is fading fast.
Gil Hawkins, from the Hudson River Fisherman's Association speaks at the Campaign for a Cleaner Hudson's Beacon press conference. Click below to watch the video.Read more
Times Union reports: "As concerns mounted Thursday over General Electric's plans to pack up its PCB processing plant in Fort Edward when the massive Hudson River dredging project finishes this year, federal wildlife officials again reminded the company that the cleanup should not be considered done.
Record Online reports: "A consortium of environmental, business and governmental officials called on the General Electric Co. to "finish what it started" and complete the company's cleanup of deadly PCBs from the Hudson River.Read more
Daniel Raichel’s blogs on the NRDC website: "A new report released yesterday by two federal agencies (U.S. Fish and Wildlife and NOAA) and the State of New York highlights a fact the General Electric Corporation has been trying to downplay for years--namely, that GE must pay for the damage it caused by dumping of millions of pounds of toxic PCBs into the Hudson River.Read more
Nyack News and Views reports: "On Earth Day, you don’t have to search any farther than the Hudson River to realize why it’s important to be a good steward for our environment. Consider this: when was the last time you enjoyed fresh fish from the Hudson River? Unless you are over 60, the answer is probably never.Read more