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Riverkeeper is working alongside local organizations to ensure a thorough environmental review of the proposed Niagara Water Bottling Facility in the Town of Ulster – a plan in which Kingston would sell water from its municipal system. In a few short weeks, Riverkeeper, The Woodstock […] More
Do these rail bridges look okay to you? (See more photos.) In this video, Riverkeeper follows up on a tip about crumbling concrete foundations at two rail bridges that are traversed by freight trains – including those hauling volatile Bakken crude oil – along the […] More
The battle against United Water’s costly and unnecessary desalination project on the Hudson River is not over. Two decisions are imminent from the Public Service Commission on United Water’s proposal. Join the Rockland Water Coalition in contacting Gov. Cuomo TODAY, “Water Wednesday,” Oct. 22. The […] More
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The U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed two new measures intended to reduce the risk of derailment in trains hauling crude oil or other hazardous cargo, and respond to spills from the same trains. More
Brian Brigham, graduate student at Queens College School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, researches invasive plants (trapa, or water chestnut) and greenhouse gas production during a Hudson River patrol with Riverkeeper's Capt. John Lipscomb at Inbocht Bay on the Hudson River. More
Riverkeeper es una organización completamente apoyada por sus miembros y dedica a defendiendo el río Hudson, sus tributarios y el suministro de agua potable de nueve millones de residentes del Hudson Valley y Ciudad de Nueva York. Riverkeeper se centra en estos tres principales problemas […] More
UPDATE: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is telling New York State: Not so fast on the EFC’s Tappan Zee Bridge loan. The agency is raising eight questions about the project’s eligibility for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund in a letter to the state. Download […] More
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Riverkeeper’s Water Quality Team has an “office” meeting – on the water – during Day 2 of a boat patrol on Friday from New York Harbor to Albany. Capt. John Lipscomb looks on as water quality advocate Dan Shapley looks over his notes. The team […] More
Joan Hornig, philanthropist jeweler and wife of our board member George Hornig, has created a one-of-a-kind necklace to benefit Riverkeeper. More
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
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