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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
The New York State Assembly passed legislation by a vote of 93-2 today to pass the “Tanker Avoidance Zone” bill. Riverkeeper strongly supports this bill and calls on the Senate to act before the end of the legislative session Wednesday: Jeremy Cherson, Campaign Advocacy Coordinator […] More
Contact: Leah Rae, lrae@riverkeeper.org (914) 478-4501 ext. 238 Swimmers, boaters, anglers and others can explore test results relevant to safe recreation at 425 locations in Hudson River Watershed Ossining, N.Y. – An expanded website allows members of the public to find water quality testing data […] More
Photo: Greg Porteus / Lauch 5
7th annual ‘weeklong open-water swimming odyssey celebrates the mighty Hudson and the New York Harbor’ Contacts: Rondi Davies, 917-783-0078, rondi@nyopenawater.org Laura Picardo, 732-996-7220, laura@nyopenwater.org Race directors David Barra and Rondi Davies, in collaboration New York Open Water, will present an unprecedented swimming event June 15-22: […] More
Review ignores contamination’s impacts on people, environment, economy Contacts: Manna Jo Greene, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, 835-265-8080, Ext. 7113, or mannajo@clearwater.org Gil Hawkins, Hudson River Fishermen’s Association, 201-446-2652, or gilhawkins@verizon.net Kate Kiely, Natural Resources Defense Council, 212-727-4592, or kkiely@nrdc.org Cliff Weathers, Riverkeeper, 845-445-8257, or cweathers@riverkeeper.org […] More
In response to today’s announcement by President Trump, Riverkeeper President Paul Gallay said: “President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accords makes the U.S. one of the few countries on Earth to altogether dismiss the need for aggressive action on climate change. […] More
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