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Rockland’s water system management issues, sizable leaking have persisted for decades

Desalination is unnecessary; fixed mains and conservation can meet Rockland's needs Learn More

Riverkeeper: Local Hudson River quality acceptable

It’s Official: New York State Bans Fracking

Riverkeeper: DEC’s Fracking Ban is Watershed Moment

Riverkeeper’s annual report urges NY state to step up clean-water efforts

Hudson River water quality improving, Riverkeeper study finds

Most of Hudson River safe for swimming

Official fracking ban a watershed moment for New York

For Immediate Release June 29,2015 Contact: Cliff Weathers, Communications Director 914-478-4501, Ext 239 Riverkeeper: DEC’s groundbreaking Findings Statement on fracking represents a watershed moment in the protection of New York’s communities and natural resources OSSINING, N.Y. – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released its widely anticipated Findings Statement on June 29, 2015, officially instating the ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) that Governor Cuomo’s administration courageously announced back in December of 2014. The Findings Statement concludes: “Based on unavoidable adverse environmental impacts and uncertainty regarding the […] Learn More

What does the EPA study tell us about the impact of fracking on drinking water resources?

Jake Hays Director of the Environmental Health Program, PSE Healthy Energy Legal Associate, Riverkeeper Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited draft assessment on hydraulic fracturing and its potential impact on drinking water resources. For the first time, the EPA explicitly acknowledged that hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) and its related activities have been responsible for drinking water contamination on numerous occasions and by a variety of mechanisms. Despite how it has been presented in the media, the report was not designed to determine whether fracking […] Learn More

Results of Hudson River water quality tests highlight risk to swimmers from failure to adequately invest in clean water

Riverkeeper calls on leaders to continue historic restoration of the Hudson by closing the $800 million funding gap for wastewater, and re-investing in enforcement of environmental laws. Learn More