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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tina Posterli, Riverkeeper, tposterli@riverkeeper.org, 914-478-4501, Ext. 239 Jay Burgess, Scenic Hudson, jburgess@scenichudson.org, 845-473-4440, Ext. 222 HUDSON VALLEY – April 18, 2013 – After over 18 months of advocating for significant project improvements, in February 2012 Riverkeeper and Scenic Hudson joined a […] More
Anti-Fracking Protestors
Ossining, NY – March 7, 2013 – Yesterday afternoon, the New York State Assembly passed a moratorium on issuing fracking permits until May 15, 2012 in legislation that also requires the state to undertake a comprehensive health impact assessment to be completed no later than […] More
Governor Cuomo is poised to make a crucial decision on fracking without first completing a comprehensive health review. More
The medical community has joined the rising number of voices urging caution and careful study of hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Over 250 health professionals have delivered a letter to Governor Cuomo expressing their strong concern with the omission of a health impacts analysis from the revised […] More
The Delaware River Basin, a vital part of the interconnected watershed system that provides water to 15 million people in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York, including half of New York City, is facing the most serious threat in its history. There is currently […] More
Riverkeeper and Clean Water NOT Dirty Drilling, a coalition of environmental organizations working together to protect New York water, have launched a video ad campaign to raise awareness of the danger hydraulic fracturing poses to New York State’s water supply. A blog post in The […] More
In an informative, thoughtful, and clear video, James Northrup, a 30-year veteran of the oil and gas industry who was a former planning manager and owner of onshore and offshore oil rigs, discusses the particular problems associated with hydraulic fracturing in the state of New York. More
The debate over hydraulic fracturing has gained the attention of Capitol Hill. In response to concerns raised about the safety of hydrofracking, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will conduct a scientific study to determine the impact of natural gas drilling on drinking water and the […] More
Jack Johnson and Riverkeeper
Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson teamed up with the Don’t Frack with NY Water! initiative during his July 14 concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City to help promote awareness of the campaign to stop fracking (hydraulic fracturing). Johnson is a big supporter of environmental […] More
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