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Stop permit for tar sands shipments on the Hudson

oil-spill-Kalamazoo-River-copyright-USEPA-600Tell Governor Cuomo to direct the Department of Environmental Conservation to request more time from the court to complete a full environmental review of the proposal to bring millions of gallons of heavy crude into the Port of Albany for shipment on the Hudson River, or to deny the permit if additional time is not granted. We have until June 13 to prevent the DEC from approving the permit. Take Action

New York City: Call & Ask Your City Council Member to Join Legislation Banning Fracking Waste in NYC

So far 15 other New York counties have passed bans on road spreading and/or disposal of fracking waste. We need your help to urge NYC to join them and ensure that this toxic waste is never used on City roads or allowed to pollute our environment. Take Action

Help Protect Endangered Hudson River Sturgeon

babysturgeonNew York State has recorded a 20-fold increase in mortality in the Hudson Estuary – starting at the exact time the Tappan Zee Bridge construction project began in 2012. The Fisheries Service should be made aware that protecting these fish is a priority for those of us in the Hudson Valley who love this river and the life in it. Take Action

 

Stop the Transport of Explosive Oil Over Neglected Rail Bridges

crude-oil-train-rondout-bridge-crJLipscomb-2011-09-18_14-09-54_1400x550-2Demand that the federal government use its power to protect people, rather than cave to industry pressure. As a first step, the Federal Railroad Administration must ensure that no rail bridge be used for oil trains or other hazardous materials unless it has passed a rigorous, third-party safety inspection.
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Demand Climate Action Now

This December, Waterkeepers from around the world will convene at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change. The goal is to tell world leaders what actions they need to take NOW to protect us from climate change. Sign this petition demanding the most aggressive steps for addressing the moral and humanitarian crisis of climate change. Take Action

Tell EPA to Stop GE’s Midnight Move

Join us in calling on EPA to keep the multimillion-dollar treatment plant in place and allow science to determine when it’s no longer needed. Take Action!

You Can Make Clean Water a New York State Priority

Join us in our calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and our representatives in the New York State Legislature to double down on the leadership they showed in passing the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2015. Take Action!

Sign the Petition for a Cleaner Hudson

Tell GE and government leaders they must take action to keep the PCB removal project going. Sign Petition

Stop the Bomb Trains

Support Riverkeeper’s call for a moratorium on crude oil transportation through New York State. Take Action!

Report Dead Sturgeon

dead-sturgeon-200Atlantic 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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