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TZ Bridge Blog: NYS Drops Appeal for Clean Water Funds Money

Riverkeeper statement on EPA/NY agreement regarding Tappan Zee and Clean Water funds

Riverkeeper has the following statement in response to today’s announcement of an agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation. Learn More

National, Local Officials Call for Ban on Crude Oil Train Shipments

Lowey: Ban explosive crude from rail

Schumer urges tougher oil train safety rules

Riverkeeper responds to Sen. Charles Schumer’s proposal on crude oil train safety

For Immediate Release: May 4, 2015 Contact: Leah Rae, Riverkeeper 914-478-4501, Ext. 238 “Sen. Schumer is right to demand faster, stronger action to address the imminent danger from crude oil trains that run straight through our towns daily and along our rivers daily,” Riverkeeper President Paul Gallay said. “We should not have to wait five or 10 years for what’s urgently and clearly needed: to get accident-prone rail cars, clearly prone to disastrous spills and explosions, off the tracks.” “The feds have acknowledged these accidents will continue – at a […] Learn More

New regulations for oil trains draw criticism

Schumer: Oil-train rules fall short

River cleanups to take place in Queens in May

Hudson River Groups Warn New Crude Oil Regulations Still Leave Public and River at Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2015 Contacts: Hayley Carlock, Scenic Hudson, 845 473 4440, ext. 210, hcarlock@scenichudson.org Cliff Weathers, Riverkeeper, 917 202 6854, cweathers@riverkeeper.org Tina Posterli, Waterkeeper Alliance, 516 526 9371, tposterli@waterkeeper.org HUDSON VALLEY, NY – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released regulations today outlining new requirements for the design of tanker cars as well as other actions intended to improve the safety of shipping volatile Bakken crude oil by rail. However, while the actions appear to require a higher level of safety—calling for eventual braking upgrades and reduced […] Learn More