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Pollution Enforcement Actions

Oil slick under a railroad bridge

Riverkeeper serves as the Hudson River’s chief citizen-based pollution enforcement organization. Our legal team serves a diverse population, from urban dwellers residing in New York City to local fishermen and working class families who live and work in the rural Hudson Valley. Because of Riverkeeper’s widespread reputation for taking on polluters, whether large or small, we are increasingly deluged with requests for our services.

Pollution enforcement is not new to Riverkeeper. Since the 1960s, Riverkeeper has solved hundreds of pollution problems. However, despite the great gains in water quality on the Hudson and its tributaries, we continue to observe and receive complaints about pollution problems. River stewardship demands eternal vigilance.