Riverkeeper Blogs

Monhegan Brook sewage overflow
Sewage overflows, such as this suspected overflow in the Monhegan Brook, a Wallkill River tributary in Middletown, are common in the Hudson River Watershed during rain. (Photo by Dan Shapley / Riverkeeper)
When it rains, it pours sewage. If lawmakers finalizing the budget need any more reasons to go big on new investments in water infrastructure, the recent rains provided them. Below is a quick accounting of sewage overflows reported by communities in the Hudson River Watershed since […] More
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and state legislative leaders are in the final stages of negotiating the next New York State budget, with potentially historic levels of new funding for clean water projects. Riverkeeper has been advocating for several measures. Here’s what we will be watching […] More
Read Historic Agreement to Close Indian Point
Photo: Giles Ashford
Despite suggestions to the contrary, a new natural gas-fired power plant in the shadow of the Indian Point nuclear power plant is neither viable nor necessary. It's an idea that must be rejected. More
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Trump’s proposed cuts to the budgets of science-based environmental agencies threaten to stall 50 years of progress restoring the Hudson River. To make room for steep increases in military spending, steep cuts are proposed to so-called “discretionary” spending, including the budgets and staff of the […] More
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Once again, Riverkeeper owes enormous thanks to SUNY New Paltz graphic design students for creating a poster to promote our annual day of service for the Hudson: Riverkeeper Sweep, happening May 6, 2017.  We asked our social media followers to choose between two posters after narrowing down the finalists. It […] More
Riverkeeper’s priorities for water infrastructure and source water protection are being championed at the highest levels, as New York State leaders consider as much as $7 billion in new investments in clean water – a level of state investment not seen for more than a […] More
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New Yorkers won’t miss Indian Point once it closes in 2021. They certainly won’t miss the danger that this aging nuclear power plant poses to them, nor the damage it does to the Hudson River — killing more than billion fish eggs and larvae each year through its cooling systems. Now I’m happy to report that New Yorkers won’t miss the energy that Indian Point produces; it will be replaced with new energy savings and clean, renewable power. More
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Good news: The legal steps are now in place to guide a thorough cleanup of the Hastings shoreline, one of the most contaminated areas of the Hudson River, where toxic PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) have been poisoning river life for decades. It’s a major milestone in […] More
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