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We returned to the Mohawk River to explore a partnership with supporters working on behalf of the Hudson’s largest tributary. At Lock 10 along the Erie Canal – about 40 miles west of the Hudson River and the Capital District – a bomb train rolled […] More
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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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Water quality data gathered recently by citizen scientists working with Riverkeeper to study six tributaries of the Hudson River are now available at riverkeeper.org/water-quality/citizen-data. Note that the results presented here represent a snapshot in time for a single day, and are not indicative of water […] More
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Knudson in water
7/8/14: During day two of our July water sampling patrol Carol Knudson (colleague from Lamont Doherty/Columbia U) took a swim break after we sampled off Croton Point Beach. We use our sampling data to guide us as to where and when we swim. Check our […] More
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It is up to all of us to protect the natural beauty of the Hudson River and today is your chance to do your part: If you live in Bronxville, Cortlandt, Mount Vernon, Peekskill, Yonkers or Yorktown, we need you to call your Westchester County Legislator and ask them to protect the Palisades by supporting the resolution opposing the proposed LG Electronics office tower. More
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Voice Your Support for State Action to End Slaughter of Herring, Shad, Striped Bass and Other Hudson River Fish Species More
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Pipeline clearing in PA, credit: Max Phillips Via Flickr
On June 6, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) environmental review of Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s reconstruction project was impermissibly segmented and failed to adequately address the cumulative impacts of the project. More
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It would be hard to overestimate the importance of the victory won today by municipalities and grassroots advocates across New York State. In a landmark decision, the State’s highest Court ruled that local municipal governments may decide if and where gas companies can perform the highly industrial practice known as hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) within town borders. More
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Clearwater sunset
Jeremy Cherson
Our summer volunteer and outreach season got off to a great start last weekend at the Clearwater Festival. Riverkeeper volunteers and staff were there signing up new members, promoting volunteer opportunities and educating the public about all of our campaigns, including our pressing crude oil […] More
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swimmers
Riverkeeper needs your help documenting recreational uses on select tributaries in the estuary. The recreational use of a waterbody helps define its classification (learn more about classifications here). The classification of tributaries is important to water quality because it dictates the state’s responsibility to maintaining […] 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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Tritium leaks at Indian Point have spurred new question about NRC Oversight
Andy Revkin of the NY Times has been one of Indian Point’s most prominent supporters, but he seems to have growing doubts about NYC’s aging nuclear neighbor to the north. On June 12, Revkin published an entry on his influential online NY Times blog, DotEarth, […] More