Help us send a clear message to the U.S. DOT that it must finally bring transparency and safety to rail shippers through a comprehensive rewriting of its proposals. The deadline for action is September 30, 2014. Take Action
Send a message to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation calling for a full environmental study on plans for a staging area for Tappan Zee Bridge construction at the Port of Coeymans, south of Albany. The deadline for comments is September 18.
Support Riverkeeper’s call for a moratorium on crude oil transportation through New York State. Take Action!
The proposed expansion of an oil terminal in the Port of Albany could open up the Hudson to transportation of thick, heavy crude oil–possibly tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada–that could sink, rather than float, if spilled. It’s the latest in a series of permits that the Department of Environmental Conservation has considered without first studying the environmental impacts or risk to communities from the creation of a “virtual pipeline” through New York State that can transport billions of gallons of oil a year. Deadline: September 30, 2014. Take Action!
Neither Sen. Chuck Schumer nor Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has made a strong public statement expressing a position on the future of Indian Point. Contact Sen. Schumer and contact Sen. Gillibrand, and ask each of them to take a stand against the relicensing of Indian Point.
Call for simple, comprehensive alerts that include combined sewage overflows, as the Sewage Pollution Right to Know Law intends. Take Action!
Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon are protected by the Endangered Species Act, and New York has committed to limiting impacts on these fish throughout the construction of the Tappan Zee Bridge project. Riverkeeper is carefully monitoring the process, and we’ve retained the right to enforce the permit requirements designed to protect sturgeon if sturgeon are being harmed. Be watchful when visiting the river, and make timely and thorough reports if you observe a dead sturgeon. Report Your Observations.
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