Riverkeeper Blogs

Documents Made Public in Riverkeeper Lawsuit Show FAA’s Knowledge of a Biased Transit Alternatives Review and Port Authority’s Expanded Plans to Develop Willets Point, Queens Documents revealed as a result of litigation show that the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey’s initial transit […] More
Welcome back to the New York State budget season! In my humble opinion, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. And you can rest assured that Riverkeeper is working tirelessly to ensure that clean water and habitat restoration priorities are included in the state’s […] More
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New York City’s two most notoriously polluted waterways were listed as federal Superfund sites within months of each other a decade ago. Since then, a full-fledged cleanup has begun in Gowanus Canal – yet Newtown Creek has no relief in sight. More
Riverkeeper is watchdogging Port Authority’s Airtrain proposal. A construction from Citi Field to LaGuardia Airport in Queens, New York. More
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
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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
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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
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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

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