Public Comment Period Extended on Hudson River Anchorage Sites

September 2, 2016 Updated: September 5, 2016

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that the comment period for the new anchorage sites on the Hudson River has been extended until Dec. 7, three months later than the original Sept. 7 date. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney said on Sept. 1 that the change was made after he and other congressional leaders contacted the Coast Guard to extend the public comment period over the proposed Hudson River anchorage sites. The Coast Guard’s proposed rule would permit the construction of ten new anchorage sites for commercial ships traveling on the Hudson River.

“My friends and neighbors in the Hudson Valley have a fundamental right to make their voices heard on large-scale projects such as proposed anchorage sites–especially when the sites in question would reduce our beautiful river to a parking lot for oil ships,” said Maloney in a press release.

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