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The NYS Assembly passed legislation by a vote of 93-2 to help protect the Hudson and waterfront communities from dangerous oil barges and unnecessary anchorages requested by industry. In order for the legislation to make it to the Governor’s desk, the state Senate must pass S.5197b […] More
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Urge your NYS Senator to co-sponsor and help pass S.5197a, which would increase the state’s role in regulating the movement of dangerous oil barges on the Hudson. More
In early May, nearly 20 environmental, conservation and sportsman groups sent a letter to New York’s federal delegation urging them to stand up for a robust, fully-funded EPA. The letter is copied below. We urge you to contact your representatives to support the EPA, NOAA […] More
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Join the Mothers Out Front Hudson Valley Chapter for a screening of National Geographic Filmmaker Jon Bowermaster’s “The Hudson: A River at Risk.” Riverkeeper’s Campaign Advocacy Coordinator Jeremy Cherson will be there to answer questions. CONTACT Amy Gardiner · commonsensecolonial@gmail.com More
Memorandum of Support A.2446 (Skartados) S.5139 (Amedore) Bill Title: An ACT to amend the Transportation Corporation Law in relation to the construction of new pipe lines Summary of Proposed Legislation The proposed legislation would amend the Transportation Corporation Law (“Transcorp Law”) to grant towns the […] More
Hudson River at Risk
Join us for a special screening of the documentary series The Hudson: River at Risk at SUNY New Paltz on Tuesday, April 18 at 7:00 PM. Following the screening join in on a community conversation and Q&A with Former Congressional Candidate Zephyr Teachout, Director Jon […] More
Join us for a forum on the risks of crude oil transport in the Hudson Valley and what you can do to help mitigate those risks. Panel discussants include Steve Gold (for Assemblyman Frank Skartados AD104), Jeremy Cherson (Riverkeeper), Audrey Friedrichsen(Scenic Hudson), and Jennifer Metzger (Citizens for Local Power) Presented by Beacon Democratic Committee. More
Paul Gallay speaking in support of the Hudson River Protection Act
Riverkeeper is proud to support the Hudson River Protection Act (H.R. 1504) sponsored by Representatives Sean Patrick Maloney and Eliot Engel, which would limit the areas that may be designated as anchorage grounds for vessels carrying hazardous or flammable cargo. The maritime industry’s proposal to […] More
New York City’s 5-cent bag fee was carefully deliberated by the City Council for over two years, demonstrating how democracy and sensible solutions can be reached in the country’s largest city. Governor Cuomo’s signature of the bill has the very disappointing effect of placing a […] More
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A series of short films produced by environmentalist, adventurer and filmmaker Jon Bowermaster will highlight the growing threats to the river environment and the local towns. The films will feature segments on the transportation of crude oil by rail along the river, the PCB’s still […] More
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Join the People’s Climate Movement this April 29th in Washington, D.C. and across the country to stand up for our communities and climate. Throughout the first 100 days in office, the People’s Climate Movement is organizing a country-wide arc of action, culminating on April 29th […] More
Want to get involved to stop the Pilgrim Pipelines but sometimes feel like you don’t have all the facts at your finger tips, don’t have the latest updates on the struggle or think you don’t know exactly what goes into a press release or facebook […] More
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