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Statement of Jeremy Cherson, Riverkeeper Senior Manager of Government Affairs, on Governor Kathy Hochul’s 2022 State of the State: “Riverkeeper is happy to hear the Governor’s strong commitment to prioritizing a clean and healthy environment for New Yorkers and providing national leadership on climate change. […] More
New law will establish the most comprehensive drinking water testing and notification program for PFAS in the country. More
Governor Hochul’s Department of Environmental Conversation (DEC) denied the Danskammer fracked gas power plant required permits, shutting down the proposed project. More
The DEC denied permits for two proposed fracked gas power plants – Danskammer Energy Center and Astoria Gas Turbine Power – on the basis that those facilities would be inconsistent with the state's Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act of 2019. More
For immediate release: October 13, 2021 Contact: Leah Rae, [email protected], (914) 715-6821 Ditmars Blvd. Block Association, Guardians of Flushing Bay and Riverkeeper today issued the following statement regarding Port Authority’s announcement that it would pause action on the AirTrain project at Governor Hochul’s request and […] More
Riverkeeper’s Board of Directors selects an influential advocate and Riverkeeper alum who brings a track record of success and an enduring passion for clean water, the Hudson, and the challenges of climate justice in the Hudson watershed. More
New York Governor Kathy Hochul today announced two energy infrastructure projects to power New York City: the Clean Path NY (CPNY) project, developed by Forward Power (a joint venture of Invenergy and EnergyRe) and the New York Power Authority, and Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) […] More
As proposed, the $2 billion Port Authority project would harm a historically Black community and eliminate waterfront parkland – without delivering a one-fare public transit ride from Manhattan to LaGuardia Airport Represented by the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, advocates filed a petition in the Second […] More
Agency’s Inspector General should look into Governor Cuomo’s “undue influence” over the project Following Governor Cuomo’s announcement yesterday that he would resign from office, dozens of Port Authority staff members demanded a halt to the proposed AirTrain to LaGuardia Airport and an investigation into “undue […] More
Advocates sue to halt LaGuardia AirTrain
Decision fails to address numerous concerns over railway construction above Malcolm X Promenade on Flushing Bay. More
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