Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Fwd: BREAKING NEWS: Federal Trustees Call on EPA to Halt GE from Decommissioning PCB Cleanup Facilities

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From: takeaction@scenichudson.org
To: Peter
Sent: Tue, Sep 29, 2015 1:58 pm
Subject: BREAKING NEWS: Federal Trustees Call on EPA to Halt GE from Decommissioning PCB Cleanup Facilities

Scenic Hudson works to protect and restore the Hudson River and its majestic landscape as a vital resource for residents and visitors. 
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We've just received some outstanding news!

The Federal Natural Resource Trustees charged with stewardship of the Hudson River's damaged natural resources have unequivocally called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to halt GE's decommissioning of its cleanup facilities until the EPA conducts a five-year technical review of the company's cleanup of toxic PCBs. EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck has explicitly requested such a letter from the Trustees (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) prior to taking any action. Now that they have complied, it’s time for her to step up and halt GE from prematurely dismantling its operations—preventing the company from walking away from a job that's far from complete.

Scenic Hudson is grateful to U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson for his swift action and outreach to the Federal Trustees. We join the Congressman, 141 New York State Assembly members, 27 New York Senators and over 80 municipalities in calling for further cleanup of the Hudson—to protect the health of the river and the people of New York. I hope you can join me this Thursday at the People’s Protest and Press Conference, where we’ll request two more years of dredging and call on Gov. Cuomo and the EPA to heed the trustees' call and stop GE from demobilizing its cleanup facilities before it’s too late.

Thanks for all that you do,

Ned Sullivan

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