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Paul Gallay

Paul Gallay

Paul Gallay is an attorney, educator and non-profit executive working to protect community character and improve environmental sustainability. As President of Riverkeeper, Paul fights for a cleaner Hudson and safer drinking water for over nine million New Yorkers. Paul received degrees from Williams College and Columbia Law School. He was a visiting professor of environmental studies at Williams from 2004 to 2007. Read more

On the occasion of Joe Martens’ announcement that he is leaving the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation after over four years as its Commissioner, the Riverkeeper team thanks Mr. Martens for his deep dedication to New York’s environment, manifested most prominently in his […] More
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We must face facts regarding the Indian Point nuclear plant. Its infrastructure is aging, its safety is dubious, and most everyone knows it. More
Riverkeeper and former Assembly member Richard Brodsky have released the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) response to their request for a complete list of exemptions granted to the Indian Point nuclear power plant to otherwise binding NRC safety regulations. More
Last weekend’s transformer fire and resulting oil spill are the latest wakeup call about the multitude of unacceptable dangers at the Indian Point nuclear plant. We spoke with Andrew Whitman on Fios1 “NewsBreakers” about the spill and the bigger picture. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player […] More
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State Public Service Commissioner Audrey Zibelman even came down from Albany to watch the new Rockland County Water Management Task Force present the outlines of their plan, which includes more conservation, fewer leaks and smarter use of existing resources. More
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Cuomo On Fracking: “That’s What Democracy Is All About” Ask environmentalists in New York whether they woke up on December 17th expecting Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to ban fracking by noon that day. They’ll answer: “no way.” In fact, The Empire State’s massive anti-fracking community […] More
Has the endgame begun for Indian Point? Sure looks that way. Riverkeeper is fighting on every legal front to stop this dangerous, aging plant from operating, and there’s no doubt we are closing in. Riverkeeper has raised awareness about the hazards posed by this plant […] More
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Eagles on the Hudson River, Verplanck N.Y. (Photo: Tom Rogan)
We are proud to report on another remarkable year of success restoring the Hudson and protecting your drinking water. We owe so much of it to you, as donors, activists and volunteers. In 2015, we’ll need you more than ever: As the clean water challenges […] More
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At Riverkeeper, we don’t back down from a fight. We don’t pull our punches and we do whatever it takes to win. Right now big polluters and their high-powered PR firms and lobbyists are busy convincing world leaders that preventing climate change will be too […] More
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On August 6, the NYS Thruway Authority took the final steps needed to finagle a $255.7 million Clean Water Act loan that isn’t designed to produce clean water – it’s to pay for a big chunk of the new Tappan Zee Bridge. More
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Tritium leaks at Indian Point have spurred new question about NRC Oversight
Andy Revkin of the NY Times has been one of Indian Point’s most prominent supporters, but he seems to have growing doubts about NYC’s aging nuclear neighbor to the north. On June 12, Revkin published an entry on his influential online NY Times blog, DotEarth, […] More
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