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Pioneering Scottish advocate to place SLC issue in global context

Acclaimed Scottish author and environmental activist Alastair McIntosh will deliver a talk on “Battling the Mountain Busters (Scotland and Greenport): Putting the SLC Struggle into a Global Context” on Saturday, August 23 at 7:00 pm, at St. Mary's Academy in Hudson.

Saturday auction to benefit Friends

WHEN: Saturday Aug. 9th @ 4 PM
WHERE: Copake Auction House, Route 23B, Copake

This Saturday at Copake Auction House, Seth and Michael Fallon will conduct a charity auction which will benefit Friends of Hudson and several other nonprofit groups, such as Habitat for Humanity.

Friends and allies score two new legal victories

* EnCon staff instruct SLC to consider new pollution control technologies identified by Friends engineers

* Law judges deny SLC attempt to supervise opponents?? noise study

Editorials from the North, South, East -- and locally

Editorials addressing the vast, coal-fired St. Lawrence Cement proposal have been popping up all around Columbia County, as well as locally:

4th annual picnic draws 350 members, old and new

On a sweltering July 5th, the 4th annual Friends of Hudson picnic at the Federation of Polish Sportsmen in Greenport drew 350 attendees -- including 42 new members. Click HERE to view a page of photographs of the event.

July 5th Picnic features Community Quilt Raffle, Rock & Roll

For detailed information about Friends of Hudson's 4th annual cookout at the Federation of Polish Sportsmen's Club, click HERE.

Plant opponents celebrate as DEC judges ‘ungrandfather’ SLC mine

HUDSON (N.Y.) -- In a closely-watched ruling today, two judges dealt a strong setback to St. Lawrence Cement, recommending that the company’s 1200-acre Becraft Mountain mine should be “ungrandfathered” for the purposes of the State’s Environmental Quality Review (SEQRA).

1,000+ throng Patti Smith benefit concert to stop St. Lawrence Cement

HUDSON (N.Y.) -- Despite torrential rain throughout the day, a sold-out crowd of 1,002 ticket-holders came to the Basilica Industria on the Hudson waterfront to see rock legend and poet Patti Smith and her band perform on Saturday night.

Patti Smith in Concert: May 31

Rock legend and poet Patti Smith will perform a concert with her band at the Basilica Industria on the Hudson waterfront to benefit Friends of Hudson, the 3,300-member citizens group currently challenging the coal-fired St. Lawrence Cement proposal.

Dutchess County agency to conduct its own review of St. Lawrence Cement proposal

Legislature’s Environmental Management Council to consider air impacts