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Former site of worst concentration of PCBs on the Hudson to be remediated New York State DEC announced it has reached an agreement with the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), formerly Anaconda Wire & Cable, on a consent order to begin cleaning up contaminated sediment at […] More
Less than one day before the government shutdown, EPA Region II staff stood with residents of Brooklyn to reveal the much-awaited cleanup plan for the Gowanus Canal, one of the most contaminated waterbodies in the nation. More
It’s time to start planning for replacing Indian Point’s 2000 megawatts of power. More
Riverkeeper submitted comments on a critical state permit needed for the proposed Tappan Zee Bridge project, laying out specific ways to strengthen the permit to minimize impacts to the Hudson River and ensure mitigation funding to offset unavoidable impacts if the bridge goes forward. More
On the heels of the state’s release of its irresponsible fracking regulations, a new Siena Poll shows that support for fracking among New York voters statewide fell 2 points to 40% while opposition increased by 8 points to 44%. There is also a groundswell of […] More
albany rally jun 20 2012
Today, almost one hundred organizations and professionals, stand together to oppose the plan that was leaked to The New York Times last week, which would establish a demonstration program for high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in parts of Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Steuben and Tioga counties. […] More
During a Bar Association panel discussion on Wednesday, New York State confirmed that its environmental review on fracking will be finished this Spring. If we don’t stop it, fracking is coming to New York this Summer. The battle is on to preserve our health, water […] More
  View more images on our Flickr site Riverkeeper was proud to stand alongside our fellow advocates and concerned citizens in delivering much needed water to fracking victims in Dimock, Pennsylvania. This delivery was especially poignant because the clean water in the 5,700 gallon truck […] More
(NYC & Dimock, PA)— It wasn’t a flood or natural disaster that left more than a dozen families in Dimock, PA without clean drinking water. The disaster in Dimock was caused by the Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation’s use of the hazardous gas drilling method […] More
Today’s editorial in The New York Times highlights the very same concerns Riverkeeper has been raising regarding New York’s failure to commit to issuing regulations before permits and the inadequate proposal for protecting the NYC drinking water supply in its revised fracking environmental impact statement: […] More
In a Riverkeeper exclusive interview by Karen Rybold-Chin, Lisa Graves, Executive Director of The Center for Media and Democracy, talks about the task forces of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the work going on to secretly advance its agenda, targeting legal rules that […] More
Here is another sneak peek from the upcoming 2011 version of Fractured Communities A leaked New York State Department of Transportation (“DOT”) report suggests that New York is not ready for the 1.5 million additional heavy truck trips each year that could result from shale […] More
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