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On patrol: River traffic, southbound from Port of Albany

A BIG bulk carrier southbound today from the Port of Albany, light. The snag is about to have a bad day. Tug “Dean Reinauer” and barge passing Catskill Creek and Ramshorn Marsh southbound presumably loaded with Bakken crude oil (4 million gallons or so). The crew of this vessel is extremely professional but mistakes happen, collisions occur, equipment fails at a critical moment. We have asked New York State and the U.S. Coast Guard to pre-stage oil spill response equipment at critically sensitive locations like this one AND to train/drill […] Learn More

New Tappan Zee Bridge work is killing sturgeon, environmental group claims

Riverkeeper is worried about sturgeon near TZ bridge

Tappan Zee Bridge construction: Killing endangered fish?

Riverkeeper: “Shocking spike” in dead sturgeons since new TZ Bridge construction began

Kingston, Mid-Hudson ill-prepared for an oil transit disaster, opponents say

Riverkeeper: TZ construction may be killing sturgeon

Fishing group promotes Hudson River as destination

Reports of dead sturgeon have spiked since Tappan Zee Bridge project began; Riverkeeper calls for immediate steps, investigation

For Immediate Release July 9, 2015 Contact: Leah Rae, Staff Writer 914-478-4501, ext. 238, lrae@riverkeeper.org Petition to National Marine Fisheries Service, filed by Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, seeks measures now to protect endangered species in Hudson River construction zone OSSINING, N.Y. – Riverkeeper, represented by Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, petitioned the National Marine Fisheries Service today to investigate and take immediate action in response to a shocking spike in reported sturgeon mortalities in the Hudson River estuary since the 2012 start of the new Tappan Zee Bridge construction project. In […] Learn More

Public Forum Highlights Opposition to Crude Oil Fracking, Transport

March, vigil commemorate 47 killed in oil train explosion; advocates oppose proposed Pilgrim pipelines, unsafe oil trains, and Hudson River barges Learn More