Hudson Oil Spill Cleanup Plans Criticized

According to a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity, the organization is planning to file a lawsuit against the Coast Guard and the Federal Environmental Protection Agency over a plan that was released to clean up Hudson River oil spills. The organization states that the plan doesn’t protect the endangered species in the river, particularly the Atlantic Sturgeon. According to the center the plan that shows how the Coast Guard would clean up potential oil spills was written before the area from the New York Harbor to Troy would be used by oil companies in North Dakota as a shipment line. The lawsuit would request legal changes to the plan that would further protect species in the Hudson from spills from barges and rail lines, because in the past the animals have been ignored. Both the EPA and Coast Guard stated that they will be continuously reviewing the plans to make them better.

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