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First 2015 Water Quality Report The first of six Hudson River Estuary water quality sampling patrols of the 2015 season is complete, and the results are posted at riverkeeper.org. Note that the results presented here and on the Web represent a snapshot in time, and […] More
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We need your help to end the loophole that allows the oil and gas industry to avoid hazardous waste requirements! The oil and gas industry currently enjoys a special exemption from New York State requirements governing the treatment of hazardous waste. Even though waste from […] More
docket
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
watchdog
Riverkeeper and former Assembly member Richard Brodsky have released the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) response to their request for a complete list of exemptions granted to the Indian Point nuclear power plant to otherwise binding NRC safety regulations. More
patrol
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
fracking
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has begun environmental review for the Atlantic Bridge Project and is requesting input regarding the scope of that review. The Atlantic Bridge Project is the second planned expansion of the Algonquin natural gas pipeline system, following the Algonquin Incremental […] More
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The third transformer explosion and fire in just eight years at Indian Point is proof positive that we need to decommission this unreliable, unsafe and environmentally damaging facility. This most recent incident is particularly disturbing not just because starkly similarly failures have already happened twice, […] 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
fracking
The Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (“SGEIS”) on High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing (“HVHF”) is a document to be celebrated. It contains the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (“DEC”) finding that “there is currently insufficient scientific information to conclude that [HVHF] can be undertaken […] More
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Today I patrolled south from Waterford and Troy through the Port of Albany and was reminded of some photos sent to me in 2012 by my longtime great friend Susie Rogers (Bard Professor, kayaker, author of “My Reach: A Hudson River Memoir”). She was kayaking […] More
watchdog
Last weekend’s transformer fire and resulting oil spill are the latest wakeup call about the multitude of unacceptable dangers at the Indian Point nuclear plant. We spoke with Andrew Whitman on Fios1 “NewsBreakers” about the spill and the bigger picture. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player […] More