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Response to Department of Transportation’s Toothless Emergency Order Regarding “Bomb Trains”

For Immediate Release: April 17, 2015 Contact:Cliff Weathers, Communications Director, Riverkeeper 914-478-4501, Ext. 239 Matt Krogh, Director, Extreme Oil Campaign, ForestEthics 360-734-2951 Riverkeeper and ForestEthics Respond to Department of Transportation’s Toothless Emergency Order Regarding “Bomb Trains” Advocacy groups call on the DOT to do much more to prevent oil-by-rail disasters. OSSINING, NY— The Department of Transportation just issued an emergency order requiring trains transporting certain types of crude oil to slow down to 40 mph in certain agency-defined large urban areas. The speed limit in the emergency order is less […] Learn More

Environmentalists: GE Isn’t Finished Cleaning Hudson River PCBs Yet

‘Indian Point’ Doc: Chief Nuke Regulator Forced Out By Industry

Newtown Creek Shows Signs Of Poop-Fueled “Superfood”

VIDEO: As final PCB dredging season nears, an urgent call for more

Riverkeeper Earth Day Talk on Rockland County “Bomb” Trains

Leaders call for more General Electric cleanup of Hudson River contamination

Environmentalists call on GE to complete Hudson cleanup

Officials ask GE to continue PCB dredging

Albany County Bans the Dumping of Fracking Waste in Landfills

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In the absence of a statewide ban on fracking waste, the Albany County Legislature unanimously passed a local law which bans fracking waste from entering landfills within the county. Learn More