“This is a major step forward for the continued fight for a clean Hudson River. The placement of massive oil-tanker parking stations along our riverfronts would lead to increased river traffic, the degradation of our efforts to enhance the space for economic and environmental purposes, and create a sitting environmental disaster waiting to happen.

“I want to thank Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney for his tireless work on this front.  Because of his action, the threat of this environmental hazard may be no more. I look forward to following the bill’s continued progress.”