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Westchester BOL Passes Resolution Opposing Anchorage Sites

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Westchester County Board of Legislators unanimously passed a resolution Monday opposing the U.S. Coast Guard’s plan to establish up to 10 anchorage sites in the Hudson River.

Republican Minority Leader John Testa proposed the resolution that opposed the plan to create up to 10 sites to park as many as 43 vessels between Yonkers and Kingston. Testa, a former Peekskill mayor, says, “this resolution should send a strong message to the Coast Guard and the federal government that both Republicans and Democrats on the Westchester County Board of Legislators stand in opposition to the Coast Guard’s proposal to park barges laden with oil up and down the Hudson River just off the waterfronts of our communities.” Meanwhile, the Coast Guard recently extended the public comment period concerning anchorage sites to December 6.   

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