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Series of November workshops convene experts to evaluate navigation risks, with attention to ‘environmental, public safety and economic factors’ Riverkeeper and Scenic Hudson will be among the participants in the U.S. Coast Guard’s Hudson River Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) – involving a series […] More
State finalizes regulations governing solid waste management For Immediate Release: September 21, 2017 Albany – The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) finalized solid waste regulations known as the Part 360 series which includes the management of fracking waste. The following is a joint statement […] More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  September 13, 2017 Contacts: Cliff Weathers, Riverkeeper Communications Director, 845-445-8257, cweathers@riverkeeper.org More than 100,000 people rely on the Hudson River as primary source of drinking water OSSINING — Seven municipalities have joined Riverkeeper in a campaign to protect the drinking water supply […] More
Credentialed scientist says EPA’s conclusion that PCB cleanup is on track is not supported by data Contacts: Hayley Carlock, Scenic Hudson, 845-473-4440, Ext. 210, hcarlock@scenichudson.org Cliff Weathers, Riverkeeper, 914-478-4501, Ext. 239, cweathers@riverkeeper.org HUDSON VALLEY — The cleanup of toxic PCBs in the Hudson River will […] More
The DEC has pulled the plug on the Millennium Pipeline Valley Lateral Project, a pipeline that would pump fracked gas from Pennsylvania to the CPV natural gas power plant under construction in Wawayanda. More
Riverkeeper awarded DEC grant for dam removal
Photo: Erica Capuana, NYS DEC Division of Fish and Wildlife
Riverkeeper is the recipient of a $245,233 grant from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program for planning dam removal. The grant will strengthen the organization’s efforts to help restore natural habitat for fish such as American eel and herring, whose historic upstream migration is disrupted by artificial barriers, many of which are poorly maintained or no longer useful. More
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a legal challenge to DEC’s denial of the controversial Constitution Pipeline, which would have carried fracked natural gas across 251 waterbodies and through the Hudson River Valley. More
For Immediate Release Contacts: Cliff Weathers, Riverkeeper, 845-445-8257, cweathers@riverkeeper.org Laura McMillan, Save the Sound, 540-292-8429, lmcmillan@savethesound.org Kimiko Martinez, Natural Resources Defense Council, 310-434-2344, kmartinez@nrdc.org Maia Raposo, Waterkeeper Alliance, 212-747-0622 x116, mraposo@waterkeeper.org Environmental Groups Sue over Unsafe Waters in New York City  Lax Oversight Allows City […] More
For immediate release: June 28, 2017 Contact: Leah Rae, Media Specialist lrae@riverkeeper.org; 914-478-4501, ext 238 OSSINING — Late Wednesday, the U.S. Coast Guard said it will “suspend future rulemaking decisions” regarding the proposed rule to put new long-term anchorages designated for commercial shipping anchorages on […] More
Contact: Leah Rae, Riverkeeper Media Specialist lrae@riverkeeper.org, 914-478-4501, ext. 238 OSSINING — Last night, a bill to give the state additional say over Hudson River anchorage locations overwhelmingly passed the New York State Senate and will be heading to the Governor Andrew Cuomo’s desk for […] More
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