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Journal News: "Pace: Coast Guard didn't follow procedures on anchorages"

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Journal News: "Pace: Coast Guard didn't follow procedures on anchorages"

State Sen. Terrence Murphy, R-Yorktown, speaks at a press conference Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, alongside (from right to left) John Cronin of Pace University, State Sens. Sue Serino, R-Hyde Park, and David Carlucci, D-Clarkstown, and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.

(Photo: Matt Coyne/The Journal News)

SLEEPY HOLLOW - The Coast Guard skipped ahead of its own internal processes in proposing 10 new commercial shipping anchorages on the Hudson River, exempting themselves from speaking to the public Pace University Environmental Policy Clinic students contend.

“In the 43 years I’ve worked on the Hudson River, I have not seen an agency take the actions the Coast Guard has taken to block transparency, to block public access to information and, in fact, to hide behind the filing of the regulation so it doesn’t even have to talk to us anymore,” said Pace Senior Fellow for Environmental Affairs John Cronin at a press conference on Monday.

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