That's how Democratic congressional candidate Zephyr Teachout summarized the impact of the proposal to establish commercial ship anchorages at ten locations on the Hudson River in a press conference yesterday at Rondout Creek in Kingston. She characterized the proposal, as many others have, as an explicit request for the Hudson River "to become a parking lot."
Teachout appeared with Ulster County Executive Michael Hein. Coverage of the event appears in the Kingston Daily Freeman: "Don't turn Hudson River into 'parking lot,' congressional candidate Teachout urges." The article is followed by links to several other articles on the issue that have appeared in the Daily Freeman.
The anchorage ground--forty-three berths in ten locations from Yonkers to Kingston--is being proposed by U.S. Coast Guard. Public comments and concerns are now being solicited. The deadline for submitting comments is September 7. Comments can be submitted by clicking here.
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