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Event puts focus on drinking water as NY Department of Health proposes new standards for toxic chemicals PFOS and PFOA   Would you like to learn more about protecting drinking water? Tomorrow, July 27, the Newburgh Clean Water Project is hosting its first Water Salon, […] More
Hudson River PCBs
It’s been more than a year since Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson, and our partners submitted comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Proposed Second Five Year Review of the Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site, urging the agency to find that the cleanup is not protective of human […] More
Despite Global victory, flow of crude remains a concern
The latest victory in protecting the Hudson River from crude oil risks proves yet again: Our voices make all the difference. Coordinated, sustained public pressure can win the day. But the fight against crude oil transport is not over yet. Global Companies announced on Tuesday […] More
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facility at Port of Albany) Riverkeeper Senior Attorney Erin Doran said: “Riverkeeper is pleased to see that Global has withdrawn its misguided request to add boilers to handle heavy […] More
General Electric’s legacy of toxic PCBs is one of Riverkeeper’s oldest battles to protect the health and well-being of the Hudson River. It’s also one of the most complex. We’re at a critical moment as we continue to hold GE accountable. Here is a summary […] More
A major victory for the Hudson
Huge victory for NYS, Riverkeeper and our partners after public outcry over crude oil facility expansion Albany, NY — Today the Appellate Division, Third Department, issued an important precedential decision finding that the state Department of Environmental Conservation had the authority to rescind a notice […] More
It’s been a year since the City of Newburgh declared a state of emergency in response to PFOS contamination in Lake Washington, the primary source of drinking water for the City’s 29,000 residents. Progress has been made on some fronts, thanks to the tireless efforts of the people of Newburgh, community organizers, clean water advocates, agency staff, and elected officials. More
Riverkeeper has voiced its concerns about the proposed Fjord Trail and its potential impacts on Hudson River habitat. You can do the same: The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is accepting comments on the Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail until Friday, November 18, 2016. […] More
Photo: Dave Conover / Clearwater
Atlantic sturgeon have a long, rich history in the Hudson River and beyond – and we have a new and important opportunity to protect them. In 2012, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) listed several distinct population segments of Atlantic sturgeon as threatened or endangered […] More
In written testimony to the State Senate Health and Environmental Conservation Committees, Riverkeeper drew attention to the Department of Health’s delayed and problematic response to the drinking water contamination crisis in Newburgh, NY. Despite years of exposure to PFOS, a toxic chemical linked to several […] More

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