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Our latest report, How’s the Water? 2014, highlights the need for New York State to adopt federal recommendations for protecting public health in recreational waters. Riverkeeper samples 74 locations in the tidal Hudson River estuary and dozens of additional locations, in cooperation with citizen scientists, in our tributaries. More
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Photo: Deborah Brancato
Riverkeeper submitted its oral public comments at the public legislative hearings on NYSDEC’s alternative proposal of permanent fish protection outages at Indian Point... More
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It’s one thing to know where your drinking water comes from – and another to see the lakes and waterways that are the source. Riverkeeper interns visited the Ashokan Reservoir in Ulster County July 23 to get a glimpse of the system that supplies water […] More
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Photo: Jeremy Cherson
Riverkeeper and Down to Earth Markets are teaming up this summer and fall to present the Feed Your River Series, a partnership between neighbors to promote local food and the importance of clean water. Did you know that over 100,000 New Yorkers get their drinking […] More
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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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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