Lawmakers, Environmentalists Look To Block Oil Barges From Anchoring On The HudsonKeeping the barges at bay, lawmakers gathered on the Yonkers riverfront announced new proposed legislation to ban oil barges from anchoring near sensitive areas on the river.
Environmentalists Sue New York Over Tappan Zee FundingEnvironmental groups are suing New York state over Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to use federal clean water funds on the new Tappan Zee Bridge, saying that the idea would create a dangerous national precedent if it's allowed to stand.
NY Legislation Would Ban Plastic Microbeads In Facial Scrubs, ToothpasteState Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the plastic particles can persist in the environment for centuries and accumulate toxic chemicals that could enter the food chain if marine creatures ingest them.
Safety Concerns Might Mean Shutdown For Indian PointA local nuclear power plant faces a possible shutdown after officials and activists have expressed fear over the facility's operations.
Vote Set For New Tappan Zee Bridge Project; Environmental Group Calls FoulThe environmental group Riverkeeper has criticized officials for giving only three days' notice for a vote on a plan to build a new Tappan Zee Bridge north of New York City.
Environmental Group Riverkeeper Objects To New Tappan Zee Bridge PlanRiverkeeper says the bridge would damage the Hudson River's ecosystem. It also says the bridge will be immediately obsolete because it will not include mass transit.
Japan Crisis Raises Concerns About Indian Point Power PlantAs nuclear plant issues arise in Japan those who live near the Indian Point power plant can't help but wonder if it could happen here.