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SuffolkCountySingle-Use Bag Law Poster
Suffolk County released a report with our partners Citizens Campaign for the Environment showing the effectiveness of their county-wide single-use bag law, implemented in 2017. More
"Seaport City" would bury East River fish
Photo: Leah Rae / Riverkeeper
Last week it was reported that the de Blasio administration is considering “Seaport City,” a project that would fill in the East River and most likely allow for development on the southeast shoreline of Manhattan, from the Battery Maritime Building to just north of Manhattan Bridge. More
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Riverkeeper is advocating for three key priorities in the state budget. If you want to stay up-to-date on how the budget negotiations in Albany might impact New York’s environment, please sign up to receive our email alerts. New York State’s Assembly and Senate released their […] More
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Recently, Kings County Brewers Collective, The Ginger Man, Hopsteiner, and Riverkeeper came together to brew Robot Fish #15 — a single malt, single hop IPA — to help raise awareness of the plight of New York City's waterways and the Hudson River. More
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(Photo: Kathy Overington)
A coordinated community response, supported by Riverkeeper, has given the public a seat at the table. This victory speaks to the public’s love for the Hudson and the willingness of municipalities to fight for it. Find out about ways to get involved in protecting the […] More
December 2018 Plastic Bag L… by on Scribd More
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Combined sewer outfalls affected by Citywide Long Term Control Plan
If we want clean waterways in the city, we need to speak up. Tell NYC that its new plan to reduce sewage discharges into local waters must meet federal health standards. Submit your comments now to help make our waterways safer and healthier.   The […] More
Hudson River PCBs
It’s been more than a year since Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson, and our partners submitted comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Proposed Second Five Year Review of the Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site, urging the agency to find that the cleanup is not protective of human […] More
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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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