Dutchess County Lawmakers To Vote On Resolution Asking DEC To Study Potential Hudson River Oil Spill

WAMC | April 12, 2015 | Report by Hank Gross

Dutchess County legislators are going to vote Monday night on a resolution asking the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to conduct a study of the potential impacts of a crude oil spill in or near the Hudson River.

There have been increased shipments of crude by rail and barge. In January of last year Governor Cuomo issued an executive order asking state agencies to perform a review of safety procedures and emergency response preparedness related to rail and water shipments of crude oil.

On average, two crude oil freight trains travel through Ulster County per day and each day one barge passes along the Hudson River between Dutchess and Ulster counties carrying more than 4 million gallons of oil.

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commented 2015-04-17 14:08:35 -0400 · Flag
I’d love it if Duchess were to follow in the wake of the resolution passed by Putnam County calling for a stop in these shipments altogether. The proclamation passed by Albany County also asked the DEC to consider summary abatement. The authority is theirs; they just don’t want to admit it.
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