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Outdated tankers carry explosive crude; feds seek refit

Tappan Zee Bridge work upriver may harm fish, environmentalists say

Champlain Hudson power line proposal gets nod from U.S. Dept. of Energy

Orange County Joins Growing List of Local Governments Passing Resolutions to Protect their Citizens from Crude Oil Risks

Following recent actions taken by Albany, Rockland and Ulster Counties, the Orange County legislature has passed a resolution with unanimous bi-partisan support, calling for the state to conduct a comprehensive environmental study of the impacts of increased crude oil transport by train... Learn More


Paul Gallay, Hudson Riverkeeper, offered the following response to approval by the NYS Thruway Authority Board of a $255.7 million Clean Water Act loan for construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge: Learn More

Groups Urge Thruway Authority Board to Stop Clean Water Raid and Focus on Fixing Financing of Tappan Zee Bridge

Today the New York State Thruway Authority Board of Directors is slated to vote on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s $256 million clean water raid to fund construction of a new Tappan Zee Bridge. The Board is proceeding with the vote despite explicit statements from senior Environmental Protection Agency officials casting doubt on the validity of the loan, and a pending request to the New York State Authorities Budget Office to investigate whether the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation Board (EFC) violated its fiduciary duties by rushing to approve the loan without proper review. Learn More

Oil Trains Under Political Microscope

Riverkeeper Comments on U.S. Department of Transportation’s Proposed Rulemaking on Transport of Flammable Fuel by Rail

Continues call for immediate emergency action to ban the use of DOT-111 train cars to carry crude oil Learn More

DOT proposes new regulations for oil trains

Oil Rush: Can Standards Keep Pace With America’s Fossil Fuel Boom?