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Brian Nearing of the Albany Times Union follows up today on efforts by the New York State Comptroller to audit the Railroad Bridge Inspection Program. He learned this, among other things: DOT spokesman Gary Holmes said Tuesday that two major railroads running massive oil trains […] More
The view from our patrol boat, last night and this morning as we departed southbound from Waterford. The changing weather is on dramatic display over the Hudson. Sunset, on a blustery Sunday evening. Early this morning. More
Riverkeeper spent a full day collecting samples along the Upper Hudson Thursday, in partnership with Jarrett Engineers. By day’s end we gathered more than 30 samples from 150 miles of the river upstream of the Troy dam. Water Quality Program Director Dan Shapley draws a […] More
Help us help Newburgh. Riverkeeper is fighting to make sure the toxic PFOS contamination affecting the city’s water supply is cleaned up, the reservoir is protected from future contamination – and that all those exposed to toxic drinking water contamination are provided blood testing as […] More
Hudson River Anchorages: Get the facts
Riverkeeper, elected officials and the general public are dismayed that some of the arguments being offered by the industry are blatant falsehoods – statements that are easily disputed by the facts. More
6 things you should know about the proposed anchorages
The Hudson River anchorage request is part of something much bigger – it comes amid a number of efforts to significantly increase the use of the Hudson as an oil shipping hub. More
In June, the U.S. Coast Guard announced that it was soliciting comments and concerns from the public on a proposal to establish a large number of anchorage grounds for commercial vessels in the Hudson River – 30 berths in 10 locations from Yonkers to Kingston – at the request of industry. More
For some, living a few hundred feet from a rail yard can be an extraordinary nuisance; for residents of the Ezra Prentice Homes, it’s a constant reminder of the significant environmental threats being posed daily to the health and safety of their community. More
Please TAKE ACTION BY 5 PM TODAY (June 30): Add your voice and request public meetings on the Coast Guard’s plan to add anchorage grounds for commercial vessels along the Hudson River Estuary. The public should have the chance to fully understand the rationale behind […] More
In the fall of 2015, six alumni Fellows were commissioned to create a short documentary film for Riverkeeper in celebration of its 50th anniversary. The film, KEEPING ON, explores how and why the watchdog organization was founded, many of its incredible accomplishments, and the steps necessary to preserve the integrity of the Hudson River. More
Huge thanks to all the volunteers who came out to the shorelines, from Brooklyn to the Capital District, on May 7, 2016, for our 5th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep. We invite you to stay involved and make a difference throughout the year. Join us! Be part […] More
Since 2011, local residents have partnered with Riverkeeper to monitor water quality in the Catskill Creek. We test at 20 fixed locations in the Catskill Creek watershed, from Middleburgh to Catskill. Riverkeeper is currently recruiting people to collect water samples from Middleburgh to Catskill on […] More
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