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Hundreds turn out to shape new ideas for remediation, restoration, recreation, and resiliency improvements to two key waterways. This summer is shaping up to be quite historic in two corners of New York City – Newtown Creek and the Flushing Waterways – as Riverkeeper kicks […] More
With an amazing 10 years under its belt, SWIM Coalition is looking ahead to the next decade of stormwater advocacy. If you haven’t met the Stormwater Infrastructure Matters Coalition – or “SWIM” Coalition – yet, head on over to www.swimmableNYC.org and say congrats! SWIM turned […] More
Proposed city law seeks to give the Department of Environmental Protection certain Clean Water Act enforcement powers for separate storm sewer system activities. More
A 90-car oil train with Bakken crude oil derailed and caught fire in Aliceville, Ala., in November 2013. Photo: John Wathen, Hurricane Creekkeeper
In late 2014, in the wake of a series of catastrophic oil and ethanol train derailments across the nation, the federal government announced that it was reconsidering whether robust “oil spill response plans” should be developed by railroads transporting dangerous substances. More
On December 4, 2015, President Obama signed legislation entitled, “Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act of 2015” (the FAST Act). Among many provisions in the FAST Act, Congress included a number of new requirements for railroads and rail transport safety, especially for hazardous materials, crude oil, and petroleum products. More
Left to right: Sean Dixon, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Councilmember Stephen Levin, Eric Landau (NYCDEP), Ling Tsou (United for Action), Roland Lewis (Waterfront Alliance)
New legislation would prohibit oil and gas industry waste from being used by, or disposed in NY More
NYC’s first-ever “MS4” permit requires the DEP to develop a stormwater management plan by 2018; comments were submitted on the first of three annual progress reports. More
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