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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

Donald Trump
Photo: Gage Skidmore
Here at Riverkeeper, we knew our supporters would rise up to face the challenges ahead, given that our next president has promised deep cuts in environmental regulations. But we didn’t see this coming: A gift to support Riverkeeper’s work, “in honor” of Donald Trump, with […] More
Now’s the time: Help us redouble our efforts for clean water
Tuesday’s events have made one thing clear: our environment faces an unremitting assault from fossil fuel interests, polluters, and industrial actors, backed by the full force of the federal government over the next four years. Our next president has promised to cut 70 percent of […] More
Indian Point is falling apart at the seams – literally. The latest malfunction at the 40-year-old nuclear plant is a leak of oil used to lubricate the plant’s turbine. Questions remain about how this happened. But we all know: The time has come and gone […] More
Indian Point 2015
Photo: Indian Point, Leah Rae / Riverkeeper
Yesterday, we learned that Entergy and staff at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission had not done a proper estimate of the damage that an accident at Indian Point would create. More
Fifty years after its founding, Riverkeeper fights alongside thousands of citizen scientists and activists to reclaim the Hudson and ensure that over 9 million New Yorkers have clean, safe drinking water. More
NY Electricity Usage Projections through 2025-1
Projections for future electricity demand have declined sharply in recent years.
A deluge of problems continue to plague Indian Point. It's time for leaders to step up and call for it to close. More
We just dodged a bullet with Indian Point 2. Had this reactor not been offline for refueling, the bolts in the reactor core would continue their decay and would have posed a more of a danger to the 20 million people who live and work in the 50-mile Indian Point “evacuation zone.” More
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By a unanimous vote, the NYS Public Service Commission decided to abandon Suez’s controversial plan to tap, treat and desalinate Hudson River water and pipe it to Rockland County homes and businesses. More
Patrol boat at Palisades-LRae 2015
We are proud to report on another banner year in our efforts for the Hudson River, its creeks and streams, and our precious drinking water supplies. These "Riverkeeper Victories" are yours as well: Our donors, activists and volunteers are the driver of our success. In 2016 – our half-century mark – we will need you more than ever to meet the challenges ahead. More
Riverkeeper was delighted to be part of the conference "Global Warming: Environmental Ethics and Its Practice," hosted by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs Oct. 29 in New York City. More
Riverkeeper is proud to see a progressive approach take hold in the infrastructure world: The “Envision” protocol, a system to make sure projects are designed sustainably, using smart, energy-efficient features. We’re especially proud of the role we were able to play, through the work of […] More
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