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The settlement provides for independent oversight of waste transfer stations’ efforts to contain odor, noise, dust, and manage stormwater. New York, NY, January 4, 2023 – Two residents of Southeast Queens and environmental organizations Riverkeeper and NY/NJ Baykeeper, represented by New York Lawyers for the Public […] More
Contact: Jeremy Cherson, Riverkeeper Senior Manager of Government Affairs, [email protected]; 770-630-6790 Governor Kathy Hochul has vetoed legislation that will extend the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Protection of Waters Program to class C streams intended to provide oversight to projects which may disturb stream banks or […] More
Class C Streams Albany 12-6-22
Riverkeeper and allies call for Governor to sign stream protection bill passed by New York State Legislature ADD YOUR NAME: Send a message to Governor Hochul by December 14 > Albany, N.Y. – New York State Senator Pete Harckham and representatives from a number of […] More
Riverkeeper, NRDC, and Save the Sound, the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic submitted comments to the New York State DEC urging the agency to set new water quality standards for the coastal waters in and around New York City in a way that makes them healthier for recreation and restores ecological functions. More
On Tuesday, November 8, New York voters overwhelmingly supported Prop 1, the $4.2 billion Clean Air, Clean Water and Green Jobs Bond Act of 2022. Funds from the bond act will support capital improvements across the state including vital water infrastructure upgrades, water quality improvements, […] More
CWA 50th Sail Org reps
Media contacts: Erin Macchiaroli (she/her) [email protected] Leah Rae (she/her) [email protected] Beacon, N.Y. – Onboard the sloop Clearwater Tuesday, members of staff and board from the three leading Hudson Valley environmental groups, Clearwater, Riverkeeper and Scenic Hudson sailed together to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the […] More
PCBs study to focus on Lower Hudson
Photo by Joseph Squillante, 2015
Agreement between EPA & GE paves the way for long overdue data collection – and potential cleanup – in the Lower Hudson. The Environmental Protection Agency announced a legal agreement with General Electric this week that begins an overdue and critically important phase in dealing […] More
The legislation is critical to ensuring U.S. climate policy gets back on track. More
A broad coalition of environmental organizations today congratulated US Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY) and New York and New Jersey’s delegations in the House of Representatives for passing the New York-New Jersey Watershed Protection Act. The legislation was included in the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act and must now be considered by the US Senate. More
While the federal government faces new constraints, action at the state level becomes ever more critical. We will continue to fight fossil fuel development and transmission, especially where it impacts our waters and the people and ecosystems that depend on them. More
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