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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
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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
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Joan Hornig, philanthropist jeweler and wife of our board member George Hornig, has created a one-of-a-kind necklace to benefit Riverkeeper. More
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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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