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Toxic algae affected 30 miles of the Wallkill River in 2016 Contacts: Dan Shapley, Riverkeeper, dshapley@riverkeeper.org or 845-797-2158 Jason West, Wallkill River Watershed Alliance, wallkillalliance@gmail.com or 845-532-7584 Riverkeeper and the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance are calling on state leaders to include the Wallkill River in […] More
For immediate release: January 29, 2018 Contact: Cliff Weathers, Communications Director cweathers@riverkeeper.org; 845-445-8257 Riverkeeper’s Legal Program Director, Richard Webster released this statement today regarding the EPA’s announcement that it will expand the scope of the Hudson River PCBs cleanup analysis. “Today’s announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency […] More
Riverkeeper welcomes New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed initiatives to go further than ever before in establishing the Empire State as a national leader in clean energy and reducing our reliance on fossil fuel-generated power. More
More than 2 dozen environmental, business, labor, developer, and community organizations are members.  New industries, thousands of well paying jobs will be created if NY becomes national offshore wind leader while protecting the marine environment. Albany, N.Y. – The New York Offshore Wind Alliance today […] More
For immediate release: December 14, 2017 Contact: Cliff Weathers, Communications Director cweathers@riverkeeper.org; 845-445-8257 OSSINING, N.Y. — Today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said New York will take immediate legal action against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency if they accept the Upper Hudson River dredging of PCBs […] More
For immediate release: December 13, 2017 Contact: Cliff Weathers, Riverkeeper Communications Director cweathers@riverkeeper.org; 845-445-8257 Riverkeeper statement regarding NYISO’s Indian Point deactivation report OSSINING — Today, the New York Independent System Operator released a report analyzing the retirement of the Indian Point nuclear plant and its […] More
Advocates ask City Council to support aggressive actions needed to reduce sewage and stormwater pollution, promote rain gardens and other vital citywide solutions More
In testimony on historic water infrastructure investments, Riverkeeper identifies proactive strategies to protect water before it becomes contaminated. More
During a series of November workshops in Poughkeepsie and Albany, Scenic Hudson and Riverkeeper presented data showing that new anchorages are not needed and highlighted alternative strategies that could make the Hudson River safer for navigation and environmental protection without requiring additional anchorages. More
New analysis of 8,200 water samples finds 21% of Hudson River Estuary samples fail to meet safe swimming guidelines Despite progress improving water quality, combined sewer overflows, aging infrastructure, and some tributaries remain pollution sources Riverkeeper joined a delegation to Washington, D.C., to urge doubling […] More
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