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Riverkeeper Reaches Settlement Agreement with NY State on Tappan Zee Bridge Project

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Today Governor Cuomo announced that New York State has reached an agreement with Riverkeeper and Scenic Hudson on the terms of a critical New York State permit for construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge. Learn More

Dedication in Memory of Arthur Glowka

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We are saddened by the loss of Arthur Glowka, who founded the Hudson River Fishermen’s Association, Riverkeeper’s predecessor, along with Robert H. Boyle. Learn More

Say No to DEC’s New Fracking Regulations

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Say NO to the Governor Moving Forward with Fracking Regulations Before Environmental and Health Reviews Are Complete Learn More

Riverkeeper Shares Achievement Award for Work to Revitalize Newtown Creek

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Riverkeeper, Newtown Creek Alliance, and Greenpoint Manufacturing & Design Center shared the American Planning Association (APA) New York Chapter 2012 Meritorious Achievement Award for their work on the Newtown Creek Brownfield Opportunity Area Nomination Report. Learn More

Riverkeeper’s 10 Biggest Victories in 2012

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What a year! You gave Riverkeeper the ability tackle the biggest challenges facing our river and our drinking water. Thanks to your donations, your time and your activism, we can proudly reflect on a year of extraordinary success. Learn More

Double Your Gift to Riverkeeper’s Annual Fund

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Dear Friends, Do you love the Hudson River? Are you thankful for clean drinking water? Then this is hands-down the best time to make a donation in support of Riverkeeper, the organization that protects both. Today, Riverkeeper kicks off our annual fund drive with an exciting announcement: Our Board of Directors and Junior Council will match every dollar you donate by Dec. 31—up to $100,000! Please help us earn every matching dollar available by making a donation online today. As Charity Navigator has certified—and 46 years of victories against hundreds […] Learn More

In the Face of Pressure from IOGA, Governor Cuomo Announces DEC Will Miss November 29 Deadline for Fracking Regulations

Governor Cuomo announced Tuesday that the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) would miss its November 29 deadline to finalize fracking regulations, which will require DEC to re-issue those regulations for an additional public review and comment period.  At a press conference yesterday at the Javits Center in New York City, Cuomo said, “we want to make sure [fracking is] safe and we want to make sure the environment is protected, [and] people are protected, and that’s why we’re doing a health assessment.” The “health assessment” Cuomo is referring to is […] Learn More

GE Must Expand Hudson River Dredging Next Year to Clean Up More Polluted Riverbed, Following Report that Shows Process is Working

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16, 2012 Contact: Julia Church, Clearwater, 845 265 8080 Ext. 7112; julia@clearwater.org Kate Slusark, NRDC, 212 727 4592; kslusark@nrdc.org Tina Posterli, Riverkeeper, 914 478 4501, Ext. 239; tposterli@riverkeeper.org Jay Burgess, Scenic Hudson, 845 473 4440, Ext. 222; jburgess@scenichudson.org Powerful public health and economic gains achievable with modest changes to cleanup in 2013 CAPITAL REGION/HUDSON VALLEY — As General Electric wraps up its Hudson River dredging project for the year, a report that shows the process is effectively removing toxic PCB pollution and highlights the need to […] Learn More

Join Rockland in Saying NO to Desalination!

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The state is close to making a decision on United Water’s proposed desalination plant for Rockland County; a plant that would be costly to our environment as well as our wallets, increasing Rockland’s water bills by almost $500. The devastation from Hurricane Sandy leaves Rockland County residents with even deeper concerns about this plant. Learn More

Speak Out on Nuclear Waste

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to support a rulemaking on its “Waste Confidence Rule.” The first step is a “scoping process” to gather information necessary to prepare the EIS. Learn More
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