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Policy & Legislation

For forty-plus years, Riverkeeper has been the Hudson Valley’s chief law enforcer when it comes to safeguarding our water resources. We recognize the important role public policy plays in our efforts to bring about the permanent protection of the Hudson River and the New York City drinking water supply. Our staff attorneys and watershed experts collaborate to identify legislative initiatives that support our legal work and advance our mission, which includes establishing a Clean Water National Trust Fund, promoting smart growth, protecting wetlands and habitat, improving nuclear oversight, increasing and securing green funding, and encouraging smart energy use and production in New York State.

Riverkeeper works hard to ensure that clean water is a top priority at the local, state, and federal levels of government. We ask you to help us build our Clean Water Community by engaging your friends, families, and colleagues on the issues that protect the quality of New York’s water. Together, we can secure this basic human right for generations to come. We look forward to working with you!

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