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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos recently claimed that no frack waste is being dumped in New York. FACT CHECK: But since 2010, at least 23,000 barrels of liquid waste and 590,000 tons of solid waste from Pennsylvania’s fracking operations have been dumped in New York landfills. More
Riverkeeper and a coalition of ten organization and a dozen individuals in four states filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging approval of the Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) Project natural gas pipeline expansion by federal regulators. More
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We need your help to urge NYC to join them and ensure that this toxic waste is never used on City roads or allowed to pollute our environment. More
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Riverkeeper has spent the past seven years providing New Yorkers with information and resources to help shape the debate about the process of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to extract natural gas from deep underground deposits. More
Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited draft assessment on hydraulic fracturing and its potential impact on drinking water resources. More
By Marissa Weiss On June 10, 2015, Riverkeeper submitted comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) on the Atlantic Bridge Project. FERC is in the beginning stages of the project’s environmental review. The Atlantic Bridge Project is the second planned expansion of the high […] More
Watch a recorded version of “Fracking Waste in New York: A Business Perspective,” hosted by Riverkeeper and the New York State Sustainable Business Council. See below for some action steps you can take, resources (many of which were discussed during the webinar), and the webinar […] More
Despite the recent historic ban on high-volume fracking, New York still has a fracking waste problem. More than 510,000 tons and 23,000 barrels – and counting – of waste from oil and gas extraction operations in neighboring Pennsylvania have been shipped to New York landfills […] More
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We need your help to end the loophole that allows the oil and gas industry to avoid hazardous waste requirements! The oil and gas industry currently enjoys a special exemption from New York State requirements governing the treatment of hazardous waste. Even though waste from […] More
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has begun environmental review for the Atlantic Bridge Project and is requesting input regarding the scope of that review. The Atlantic Bridge Project is the second planned expansion of the Algonquin natural gas pipeline system, following the Algonquin Incremental […] More
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