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Riverkeeper and a coalition of ten organization and a dozen individuals in four states filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging approval of the Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) Project natural gas pipeline expansion by federal regulators. More
We need your help to urge NYC to join them and ensure that this toxic waste is never used on City roads or allowed to pollute our environment. More
Riverkeeper has many tools to use to achieve its mission to protect water quality and the drinking water of millions of New Yorkers. One of the most important tools is the ability to file lawsuits in Courts - sometimes to enforce our environmental laws, and sometimes to protect the rights of aggrieved individuals. More
Despite the recent historic ban on high-volume fracking, New York still has a fracking waste problem. More than 510,000 tons and 23,000 barrels – and counting – of waste from oil and gas extraction operations in neighboring Pennsylvania have been shipped to New York landfills […] More
We need your help to end the loophole that allows the oil and gas industry to avoid hazardous waste requirements! The oil and gas industry currently enjoys a special exemption from New York State requirements governing the treatment of hazardous waste. Even though waste from […] More
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has begun environmental review for the Atlantic Bridge Project and is requesting input regarding the scope of that review. The Atlantic Bridge Project is the second planned expansion of the Algonquin natural gas pipeline system, following the Algonquin Incremental […] More
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Take action today and tell the Albany County Legislature to vote yes on Local Law D for 2014. Attend the Legislature’s public forum to express your support prior to the vote or call your Albany County legislator today and encourage them to vote yes. When: […] More
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A decision regarding whether to allow high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in New York State has been on hold pending the completion of a New York State Department of Health (DOH) review of information on fracking’s health impacts. Governor Cuomo recently said that he expects DOH to finish its review by the end of this year, meaning a decision on fracking in New York could be just around the corner. More
Algonquin Gas Transmission (Algonquin) has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for permission to construct the Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM ) Project, an upgrade of more than 37 miles of natural gas pipeline and associated facilities in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. […] More
With only three weeks remaining in this year’s legislative session, time is running out for the New York Legislature to take action on fracking in 2014. Unfortunately, New Yorkers have seen this show before. Help us carry the message that this year must be different: […] More
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The state currently allows the use of brine from conventional, low-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and gas storage in New York to be spread on our roadways for de-icing, dust control and road stabilization. More
We need your help! Join us on May 12th in Albany to talk to state legislators about fracking, the improper handling of its waste, and the need for an official moratorium and comprehensive health impact assessment. More
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