Riverkeeper Blogs

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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
Here’s what New Yorkers should expect when the statewide ban begins next month.    Riverkeeper, our partners and the concerned citizens fought long and hard, but the day of the plastic bag ban is soon upon us. Beginning March 1, billions of plastic bags will […] More
Tell the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that Holtec’s plan for decommissioning is unacceptably vague and does not ensure the public’s money is used correctly to decommission Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant while limiting environmental and safety impacts. More
Riverkeeper reacts to Governor Cuomo’s State of the State
The 2020 State of the State address held in Albany included bold new proposals from Governor Andrew Cuomo that, if realized, will ensure clean water, unique lands and iconic animals are protected for our children and grandchildren. One highlight we were thrilled to see proposed […] More
Since 2015, Port Authority’s proposed LaGuardia AirTrain — for which passengers would have to commute east from Manhattan on the LIRR or 7 train to Willets Point/Citi Field, Queens, before doubling back west to the airport — has received scathing criticism. As the Federal Aviation Administration’s […] More
Kingston
Kingston Point Park is one of my favorite spots to launch my kayak and experience the awe and power of the Hudson River. In 1979, Ulster County received $250,000 through the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund for development into a jewel along the Hudson, […] More
Residents shouldn't have to beg to fix Flushing Bay Promenade
Last week, a group supporting the LaGuardia AirTrain project publicly asked the Port Authority to make improvements to the Flushing Bay promenade if the AirTrain is approved. The request by the “Better Way to LGA” coalition comes days after the Federal Aviation Administration’s initial scoping […] More
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Rally on the River at the Factoria in Peekskill, brought people together for a common cause: the Hudson River. The inaugural event attracted almost 275 runners, kayakers, yoga enthusiasts and music lovers picture-perfect day. More
Indian Point no security
Help stop Holtec from becoming the decommissioning company for Indian Point. More
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Riverkeeper has submitted comments on Hudson River Resources and Tilcon New York’s proposal to convert the Tomkins Cove Quarry into landfill and then ultimately into 199 acres of public waterfront green space for recreation. In our comments, we urged the Department of Environmental Conservation to […] More

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