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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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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
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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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Plastic pollution plagues the Hudson as it does the world over, and a new compilation of trash data from eight Riverkeeper Sweep locations gives a clearer picture of the problem. The results are indicative of a culture of single-use: plastic bags, straws, Styrofoam coffee cups […] More
Despite Global victory, flow of crude remains a concern
The latest victory in protecting the Hudson River from crude oil risks proves yet again: Our voices make all the difference. Coordinated, sustained public pressure can win the day. But the fight against crude oil transport is not over yet. Global Companies announced on Tuesday […] More

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