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City council enacts first ban in the nation on 0il and natural gas waste products

The Council of The City of New York City Hall New York, N.Y. 10007 DATE: 8/16/2016 CONTACT: Edward Paulino (212) 788-7348 City Council Enacts First Ban in the Nation on Oil and Natural Gas Waste Products CITY HALL—Today, New York City became the nation’s first municipality to ban the use or discharge of natural gas and oil waste products, including from hydraulic fracturing. Intro 446-A protects New York City communities from toxic pollutants and safeguards our water. The waste associated with hydraulic fracturing (“hydro-fracking”) and other natural gas and oil […]

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Hoosick Falls blood test results show need for similar tests in Newburgh

Riverkeeper, New York’s clean water advocate, has issued a statement regarding the extremely high levels of Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) found in the blood of Hoosick Falls, NY residents who drank from the tainted municipal water supply.

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Major City of Poughkeepsie water fix gets new money

Newburgh PFOS Forum Draws Calls For Blood Testing

More prominent Democrats call for Hoosick Falls hearings

PSC Hearing On Suez Water’s Proposed Rate Hike Draws Critics

Riverkeeper: NYS must take immediate action on contaminated drinking water crisis in City of Newburgh

Riverkeeper calls for sampling, blood testing and prohibition on PFOS discharges from Recreation Pond at Stewart Air National Guard Base.

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Mark Ruffalo’s Tips on How to Save Water

NY Congressman Asks DoD To Investigate Newburgh Water Contamination

Riverkeeper calls on Port Authority and Stewart ANG Base to stop PFOS discharges

For Immediate Release: May 13, 2016 Contact: Cliff Weathers, Director of Communications (914) 478-4501 ext. 239; cweathers@riverkeeper.org City of Newburgh’s drinking water is put at risk by ‘emerging contaminant.’ Newburgh, NY – Riverkeeper has issued the attached letter to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Stewart Air National Guard Base calling for immediate cessation of all discharges at the base and airport that have tested positive for perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS). The letter states: “The public health of the 29,000 people – families and their children – […]

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