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Join Us at the 3rd Annual Climate Solutions Summit on Saturday, September 21st in New Paltz, NY! Join us for powerful keynotes, panels, case studies and workshops on renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean transportation, movement building, environmental justice and more! Get your tickets today, registration […] More
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Show the City Council you’re concerned about the proposed new Danskammer power plant and that you care about combating climate change and protecting our air and water. More
Help Get Plastic Out of Albany County Restrict Plastic Straws Enact Fee on Paper Bags to Go with Plastic Bag Ban Testify at Albany County Legislature Public Hearing Tuesday July 23 7:15 PM Albany County Courthouse, Eagle St.. 2nd Floor Albany County is considering two […] More
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The author brought his own bag, of course.
On Monday, July 15th, Ulster County’s BYOBag law banning plastic bags and imposing a 5 cent fee on paper bags will go into effect. The new law will encourage shoppers to remember their reusable bags, and will help keep single-use plastic bags out of our […] More
Let’s take a moment to celebrate: The New York State Legislature just concluded a landmark session that made positive strides in the fight against climate change. More
NY bag ban on the brink!
New York lawmakers have passed a ban on single-use plastic bags in the state budget agreement April 1. This is a big victory in the fight against plastic pollution and follows years of disagreement over the issue. State lawmakers kicked the question of fees on […] More
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Suffolk County released a report with our partners Citizens Campaign for the Environment showing the effectiveness of their county-wide single-use bag law, implemented in 2017. More
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Riverkeeper is advocating for three key priorities in the state budget. If you want to stay up-to-date on how the budget negotiations in Albany might impact New York’s environment, please sign up to receive our email alerts. New York State’s Assembly and Senate released their […] More
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced his intention to ban plastic bags across New York State as part of his executive budget. This is a significant move, for which we are grateful, that will help address the plastic pollution crisis and will have reverberations far beyond […] More
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Earlier this year, Riverkeeper and our partners asked you to urge Governor Cuomo to “go bigger” on the cheapest and most readily available resource for reducing our energy use: energy efficiency. More
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On June 6th, call Governor Cuomo and urge him to ban the single-use plastic bag and place a fee on alternative bags by supporting S7760/A9953, the 'New York Bring Your Own Bag Act'. More

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