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“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
Let’s keep plastic microbeads out of our waters! Check for “polyethylene” or “polypropylene” in your cosmetics ingredient list and support the ban proposed today by Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman: News from Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 19, 2015 Bill Attracts […] More
On January 28, 2015, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”) finalized regulations that will allow permitting of new liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) storage facilities for the first time since 1973, when a catastrophic explosion at a LNG storage facility on Staten Island resulted in the deaths of 40 workers. More
Local citizens in Ulster County came together to question Kingston’s plan to sell water to a for-profit water company, and as a result, Niagara Bottling has dropped the project. “A significant potential threat to our public water resources has been averted by this decision as […] More
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Photo: Leah Rae/Riverkeeper
Please take these steps to promote safe drinking water and a cleaner, healthier Hudson River in 2015. Can you imagine if everyone did? More
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Punctured outer hull of the Stena Primorsk
Two years ago, on December 20, 2012, the oil tanker Stena Primorsk ran aground near Albany with 12 million gallons of Dakota crude oil on board. Several compartments of the outer hull were torn open – but not the inner hull which contained the crude […] More
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
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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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Photo: Matt Kierstead
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
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