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In response to an announcement today by Global Companies (Oil company abandons possible tar sands oil facility at Port of Albany) Riverkeeper Senior Attorney Erin Doran said: “Riverkeeper is pleased to see that Global has withdrawn its misguided request to add boilers to handle heavy […] More
Statement from Riverkeeper President Paul Gallay: “Riverkeeper applauds Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the Department of Environmental Conservation on their draft rule to curb greenhouse gases in New York by shutting down the state’s dirtiest fossil-fuel energy plants. By placing stringent emissions standards on existing […] More
Advocates appreciate Governor Cuomo’s attention to the issue but say that a ban/fee policy is more effective than the Governor’s ban only legislation. More
7th annual event May 5 was largest ever – 120 service projects ‘source to sea’ Ossining, N.Y. – The 7th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep brought out more volunteers at more locations than ever on Saturday, May 5, when over 2,200 people came out to remove trash […] More
Below is a statement from Riverkeeper President Paul Gallay on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s announcement today to introduce legislation to prohibit the leasing of lands — including underwater lands — for offshore drilling and exploration in New York State waters. “Riverkeeper thanks Governor Cuomo and members of the legislature for standing against […] More
2,000 volunteers to clean shorelines & plant trees at 100+ locations from the Adirondacks to New York City; Petitions circulating for statewide plastic bag ban Ossining, N.Y. – In a massive, one-day effort stretching from New York Harbor to the Adirondack Mountains, some 2,000 volunteers […] More
Illegal permit allowed industrial animal operations to prepare pollution prevention plans without agency oversight or public input, threatening drinking and recreational waters More
Governor Cuomo today introduced a bill banning single-use plastic bags in New York State. Jeremy Cherson, Riverkeeper Advocacy Coordinator, said: “Riverkeeper is encouraged that Governor Cuomo is taking plastic bag pollution seriously. However, the evidence does not support a ban on plastic with no fee […] More
Waterkeeper Alliance and Riverkeeper say DEC permit violates NY Conservation Law and the Clean Water Act. New York — Riverkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance filed suit in New York State Supreme Court against the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for issuing a statewide general […] More
For immediate release: April 18, 2018 Contact: Cliff Weathers, Communications Director cweathers@riverkeeper.org; 845-445-8257 Hosted by CNBC’s Steve Liesman, with a special performance by Zeshan B Outgoing Board Chair Joe Boren and activist Mary McNamara also to be honored   New York — Riverkeeper, New York’s […] More
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