Statement by Westchester County Legislator John G. Testa Regarding the Coast Guard’s Decision to Suspend the Barge Anchorage Sites Proposal
Peekskill, NY (June 28,2017) – “Today’s announcement by the Coast Guard that they are withdrawing the proposal to establish barge anchorage sites along the Hudson River is the right decision and shows how a strong bi-partisan effort on all levels of government can accomplish important goals for our citizens and the environment. It is hard to believe such a plan was proposed in the first place.
I was proud to spearhead a unanimously supported Westchester Board of Legislators Resolution opposing this ill-conceived plan. We were the first county to do so with our neighboring counties soon joining us with similar measures. We are all thankful the Coast Guard heeded the overwhelming opposition by not only elected official but the general public through their 10,000 comments made in response to the proposal.”