Riverkeeper Blogs

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
Huge victory in Global terminal permit challenge
Huge victory for NYS, Riverkeeper and our partners after public outcry over crude oil facility expansion Albany, NY — Today the Appellate Division, Third Department, issued an important precedential decision finding that the state Department of Environmental Conservation had the authority to rescind a notice […] More
October 19, 2017 marked a big legal victory for New York's environment. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Constitution Pipeline's motion for a rehearing, upholding the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation denial of a Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification. More
You did it! Over the summer the EPA released their second five-year review with a 90-day comment period (learn more here). Within a period of three months, over 1,500 advocates like you took action by writing comments and showing up to 2 rallies, 3 EPA public meetings and 5 comment writing events from New York City to the Adirondacks. More
Our thanks to everyone who pitched in at Randall’s Island to do their part locally for International Coastal Cleanup Day. It’s not every day that you can join 12 million people working simultaneously on the same project, to stop more trash from entering the ocean. […] More
The State Department of Health is now accepting public comments on the draft Filtration Avoidance Determination (or FAD) for New York City’s water supply. More
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