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Riverkeeper is urging our members and supporters to write to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation to take immediate action to reduce the risk from transportation of crude oil by rail through New York State. More
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Albany is emerging as a critical hub of a dangerous crude oil "virtual pipeline" snaking from U.S. and Canadian oil fields to refineries on the coasts, and this video tells part of the story. More
This week, Sen. Chuck Schumer highlighted "dangerous gaps in Indian Point’s maritime security" that Riverkeeper has long criticized, and called for a "top-to-bottom review." More
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Tanker on the Hudson River believed to be carrying fracked crude oil from North Dakota
The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a proposed “policy letter” that would allow shale gas extraction waste (or “frack waste”) to be shipped in bulk via barge on all American waterways, including the Hudson and Delaware Rivers. Without having performed an environmental review, the Coast […] More
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A bill amending key sections of the Hudson River Park Act has been sent to Governor Cuomo for signature after being rushed through the Assembly and Senate on a last minute vote, as the 2013 legislative session ended, with no opportunity for input from the public. More
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A bill amending key sections of the Hudson River Park Act is being sent to Governor Cuomo for signature after being rushed through the Assembly and Senate on a last minute vote, as the 2013 legislative session ended, with no opportunity for input from the […] More
Documents related to the lawsuit filed by Riverkeeper and our allies to prevent water pollution from deregulating CAFOs in New York State. More
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Now's Your Last Chance to Demand an Open, Transparent, and Science-Based Decision on Fracking More
On Monday, University at Buffalo President Satish Tripathi announced the immediate close of the University’s Shale Resources and Society Institute (SRSI), citing the lack of faculty with expertise in fields associated with energy production from shale and its lack of credibility due to its financing […] More
Riverkeeper applauds Department of Health (DOH) Commissioner Nirav Shah for appointing three highly-regarded public health experts to review the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) analysis of health issues in its Revised Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (RDSGEIS) on fracking.  The experts—Lynn Goldman, Dean of […] More
Elected Officials to Protect New York (EOPNY), a group of over 500 county and local representatives representing millions of New Yorkers throughout sixty-one counties in the state, held a press conference yesterday calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to adequately study the negative socioeconomic impacts of fracking. More