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County Executive Mike Hein with environmental leaders at the former RRA landfill site in the Town of Ulster where the proposed 3.341 kWh solar project would be located. (Photo: EPA)
Ulster County has earned recognition by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for ranking 23rd in the nation for its use of green power. It’s the first county in New York State to be net carbon neutral, and currently purchases 139 percent, or 19 million kilowatt-hours, […] More
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A Great Blue Heron flying over the Wallkill River. Photo: Arthur Cemelli
Guest Blog by Brenda Bowers, Wallkill River Watershed Alliance The Wallkill River Watershed Alliance’s Boat Brigade was back on the water for the third time Saturday, moving ahead in its newly launched mission. Each time the group meets, new people are exposed to simple ways […] More
In this recorded webinar, Water Quality Program Manager Dan Shapley explains the findings of Riverkeeper’s report, “How’s the Water? 2015.” This year’s report includes: • new analysis of patterns of contamination in the Hudson River estuary that are relevant to the thousands of people who […] More
Jake Hays Director of the Environmental Health Program, PSE Healthy Energy Legal Associate, Riverkeeper Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited draft assessment on hydraulic fracturing and its potential impact on drinking water resources. For the first time, the EPA […] More
After a series of delays, the State Energy Planning Board finally approved the Final State Energy Plan at a meeting in Albany today, outlining ambitious targets for reducing climate pollution, and encouraging renewable energy and energy efficiency. More
Riverkeeper applauds the decision by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation regarding the proposed expansion of Global Companies' rail-to-barge transfer terminal in Albany, which would facilitate the transport of heavy "tar sands" crude oil. Riverkeeper calls on the state to follow through on what they’ve begun today and promptly issue a “positive declaration” requiring an environmental impact statement. More
Members of the public reporting an oil sheen in the wake of the Indian Point transformer fire and oil spill should call both of these authorities: Federal/EPA spill hotline: 1-800-424-8802 NYS spill hotline: 1-800-457-7362 Photos are critical, and can be submitted to both EPA and […] More
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Is New York State about to clear the way for an oil terminal expansion in Albany – and the shipment of heavy “tar sands” oil – without studying the potential impacts? Despite the potential for a catastrophic spill into the Hudson? And despite the long […] More
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Our friend, paddler and clean water advocate Margo Pellegrino, shares this report from her remarkable journey. Learn more at her blog, Paddle 4 Blue. I’ve paddled an outrigger canoe solo along the length of the U.S. Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts. I’ve done this for […] More
“I live in the Hudson Valley and see these trains daily,” filmmaker Jon Bowermaster writes in today’s New York Times. See his video “A Danger on the Rails,” on the dangers that crude oil trains pose to the Hudson River. “Each of these train cars […] More
Take it from the National Transportation Safety Board: The White House must move faster to address the danger of crude oil trains and take steps “to prevent accidents and save lives.” “We can’t wait a decade for safer rail cars,” NTSB Chairman Christopher A. Hart […] More
Property owners and residents who have concerns or questions about Pilgrim Pipeline and interactions with the company’s representatives can now call the New York Attorney General’s office Consumer Protection hotline to seek information or to register a complaint. More
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