Riverkeeper Congratulates Basil Seggos on his appointment as NY DEC Commissioner

For Immediate Release: October 2, 2015 Contact: Cliff Weathers, 914-478-4501, Ext 239 Riverkeeper Congratulates Basil Seggos on his appointment as NY DEC Commissioner Riverkeeper wishes him the best in his new role. Ossining, NY — Riverkeeper congratulates Basil Seggos on his appointment as the New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner. Seggos, a former Riverkeeper attorney, now serves in the Cuomo administration as Deputy Secretary for the Environment. His appointment is due to be confirmed by the NY State Senate in the coming weeks. Seggos worked at Riverkeeper for seven […] Learn More

OUR VIEW: Safety rules for oil trains must be tougher

‘Defend the Hudson’ protest: Groups demand a complete cleanup of PCBs

Riverkeeper Staff Attorney Abigail Jones delivered the following remarks during today’s “Defend the Hudson” protest in Saratoga Springs, organized by the Campaign for a Cleaner Hudson. The damage that GE inflicted on New Yorkers by dumping PCBs into the river has held back our communities for far too long. We cannot let GE undercut the progress it has made by packing up and leaving pollution behind to re-contaminate the river and hinder River communities as they try to rebuild their economies. We are still discovering the full scope of the […] Learn More

New Water Quality Data for the Hudson, and a One-of-a-Kind Saw Mill River Snapshot

The results of water quality sampling during Riverkeeper’s September Hudson River patrol are now available at the Water Quality section at The water quality monitoring portion of this September’s patrol took place during wet weather. At least an inch of rain fell in the 72 hours before sampling at all locations tested, and much more in most places. Not surprisingly, our samples from most New York City and Albany sites failed the EPA’s recommended criteria for safe swimming (60 Entero/100 mL). However, Entero counts at some mid–channel sites around […] Learn More

EPA won’t block GE from dismantling treatment facility as Hudson PCB dredging

River Life, 9/13 – 9/18/15

Sierra Club joins groups asking EPA for more Hudson River PCBs cleanup

Floodwaters send sewage into Capital Region rivers, creeks

Putting Hudson’s Sewer Issues into Context

Cuomo administration missing from GE cleanup letter