Riverkeeper Blogs

Today, Riverkeeper joined in a Day of Action rally for #Rise2Resilience, a coalition of more than 80 community groups, scientists, labor unions, lawmakers, and concerned community members working to protect people and wildlife in our region from the impacts of climate change. Riverkeeper’s Director of […] More
Don't let New York State give up on New York City waters
Riverkeeper, Save the Sound, NRDC and other partners sued the Environmental Protection Agency in 2017 to impose limits on sewage and stormwater pollution to make New York City’s waters safe for swimming. We are still in court. To sidestep its responsibility, New York State last […] More
Credit: Laura DeGaetano
While we are still working at home and in the midst of the pandemic, Riverkeeper is continuing to enforce the Clean Water Act continuing with the many stormwater enforcement actions we brought in the past year through the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic and Super Law […] More
Dirty Water Rule graphic - Earth Justice
In the wake of environmental malfeasance by the Trump administration, New York has the opportunity and the responsibility to take action to protect our waterways. (Photo: Earthjustice)
The Hudson River’s tributaries and freshwater wetlands across the state of New York are at risk of losing much of their federal protections and falling into an untenable regulatory gap in New York State protections. More
New York State goes big on clean water
With the help of our members and supporters, Riverkeeper continues advocating for our top priorities for the remainder of the legislative session or for the 2021 legislative session.  More
On April 1, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature greenlighted a question on New Yorkers’ November 3 ballot seeking approval to bond $3 billion for a multi-year investment in clean water, air, wildlife and the environment. If approved by the voters, the […] More
"Holding only the free leftovers" by nSeika is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
The NYS State Legislature passed Governor Cuomo’s proposed ban on styrofoam takeout containers, which goes into effect January of 2022. More
5 Clean Water Wins in the New York State Budget
There is good news for clean water and the environment to report from Albany, even as New York State continues to grapple with an unprecedented health crisis. Investments in the environment and climate preparedness were made today by our state leadership that not only improve […] More
Shameful: EPA offers a free pass to polluters, citing COVID-19
In one of its most brazen actions to date, the Trump administration indefinitely suspended federal enforcement of environmental laws including the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act, citing the COVID-19 pandemic. More
Catskills Stream 3
Members vote to protect NY’s waterways, drinking water sources and wildlife habitat   We’re thrilled to report progress for our waterways in Albany. Last Wednesday, with a bipartisan vote of 113 ayes to 31 nays, the NY Assembly voted to add 41,000 miles of Class […] More

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