Riverkeeper – Defend the Hudson – Peoples Protest Saratoga Springs, NY
When: Noon, Thursday, October 1
Where: Saratoga Spa State Park Administration Building (Gideon Putnam room), 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs, NY MAP
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How: Free bus transportation will be provided from Westchester (Croton Harmon train station), Dutchess County (Beacon station), Ulster (Kingston) and Albany.
Why: The long-term health of the Hudson River hangs in the balance and this may be our last chance to defend it from PCB contamination. Join us at the Community Advisory Group meeting in Saratoga on October 1 to protest General Electric leaving the river before it completes its job of dredging the PCBs it dumped.
General Electric has resisted cleaning up its toxic PCBs for decades—destroying drinking water supplies, wiping out a robust commercial fishing industry and putting our communities at risk. Now GE is dismantling its cleanup equipment ahead of schedule before the job has been completed. Neither New York or the federal government has taken action to compel GE to engage in a more comprehensive cleanup. If GE doesn’t clean up the remaining PCBs in the Hudson, experts say its recovery could be delayed for generations to come.
WE NEED YOU to join us in a protest before what may be the final community meeting regarding the PCB clean-up of the Hudson. Help us appeal to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take action. They must require GE to:
- Stop dismantling its cleanup operations;
- Dredge the remaining toxic hotspots in the Hudson River;
- Restore the Champlain Canal, a once-vibrant shipping channel now shut down by PCB-laden sediment.
Reserve your seat on the bus and take action—before it’s too late.