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The Wallkill River Watershed Alliance held its annual “tire pull” on Saturday, July 14, and once again it was an enormous effort. I was lucky enough to join the Alliance for this year’s tire pull and joined a determined group of volunteers to wrestle, yank, […] More
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Update (June 22, 2018): The State Senate passed A.11158 on June 21, 2018, and the bill is now headed to the Governor’s desk for signature, expected later this summer. Update (June 19, 2018): Legislation that would grant eminent domain authority to route an AirTrain from […] More
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Plastic pollution plagues the Hudson as it does the world over, and a new compilation of trash data from eight Riverkeeper Sweep locations gives a clearer picture of the problem. The results are indicative of a culture of single-use: plastic bags, straws, Styrofoam coffee cups […] More
Despite Global victory, flow of crude remains a concern
The latest victory in protecting the Hudson River from crude oil risks proves yet again: Our voices make all the difference. Coordinated, sustained public pressure can win the day. But the fight against crude oil transport is not over yet. Global Companies announced on Tuesday […] More
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Riverkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance Invited to Share US Experience On October 25, 2015, two Chinese green groups, Friends of Nature and Fujian Green Home, celebrated a victory without precedent in their country’s decades-long rush to industrialize. Earlier that same year, these groups had gone to […] More
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General Electric’s legacy of toxic PCBs is one of Riverkeeper’s oldest battles to protect the health and well-being of the Hudson River. It’s also one of the most complex. We’re at a critical moment as we continue to hold GE accountable. Here is a summary […] More
Circuit Court halts Constitution Pipeline
In another decisive loss for Constitution Pipeline Co LLC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission declined to overrule New York State’s denial of a key certification for Constitution Pipeline, a pipeline that would have carried fracked natural gas across 251 waterbodies from Pennsylvania to the Hudson […] More
Riverkeeper fights every day for a clean, safe and secure energy future, without which our precious drinking water supplies and the iconic Hudson River will never truly be protected. This means opposing all new fossil fuel infrastructure projects, which are unnecessary and threaten both the […] More
Just in time for the new year, the New York State Health Department released the 2017 Filtration Avoidance Determination that will allow New York City to continue providing pristine, unfiltered Catskill Mountain water to 9.5 million New York City and Hudson Valley consumers for the […] More
This is not the time to relax safety protections at Indian Point so Entergy can save money in its final few years of operation. More
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