Urge Gov. Cuomo to sign Mercury Thermostat Collection Act
The goal of the Mercury Thermostat Collection Act is to get harmful mercury out of our environment, before it contaminates fish, and us. About 310,000 mercury-containing thermostats are removed from homes and businesses in New York annually, most destined for landfills or incinerators. This law will prevent much of that toxic heavy metal from polluting the environment. Contact Gov. Cuomo today and ask him to sign this bill into law.
Comment on the NRC’s Nuclear Waste Storage Plan
Tell the NRC to take responsibility for the incredible risks posed by the de facto nuclear waste dumps in our communities: conduct the complete environmental review mandated by the court, and realistically consider the risks associated with centuries of nuclear waste storage.
Comment Deadline: December 20.
Tell New York’s U.S. Senators to take a stand against Indian Point
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.
Demand full notification when sewage is dumped in our waters
We need your help to urge Governor Cuomo to call for comprehensive and simple water quality alerts that include combined sewage overflows.
Report A Dead Sturgeon
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.
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