Blog articles by Riverkeeper staff and supporters

Group will join the NYS Attorney General in challenging NRC’s approval.   NRC gave in to industry despite overwhelming concerns about license.   Once again, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has acquiesced to industry and dismissed all challenges against the transfer of Indian Point Energy Center […] More
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My name is Natasha De La Cruz and I will work with Riverkeeper over the next few months as their Spring Legislative Advocacy Intern. I am a recent graduate from Florida State University where I studied Environmental Science along with minors in Biology and Geology. […] 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
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More than 300,000 Rockland County residents learned in late 2020 that drinking water sources have levels of PFAS chemicals that exceed New York State's Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for PFOA. More
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Over the past decade, Riverkeeper has hit critical milestones in our half-century-long campaign to protect and restore New York’s waterways. From the headwaters of the Hudson to New York Harbor, we have helped make meaningful and historic changes on behalf of the River, its tributaries, […] More
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Riverkeeper and its allies lobbied furiously for WRDA2020, which will require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to update many of its most dangerously outdated coastal protection project guidelines. As 2020 grinds to a close, we can celebrate an aggressive new law addressing the massive risks to coastal communities and ecosystems posed by climate change. More
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Despite unprecedented challenges, Riverkeeper made enormous advances in the areas of water quality, biodiversity, climate preparedness and community empowerment this year. Here is a sample of our many achievements in 2020. More
Riverkeeper is watchdogging Port Authority’s Airtrain proposal. A construction from Citi Field to LaGuardia Airport in Queens, New York. More
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Over the last two weeks, Riverkeeper has received numerous reports of dead and dying fish spotted throughout a 60-mile area from New York Harbor north along the Hudson to Mystery Point in Garrison, and as far away as the North Fork of Long Island. More
Urge Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign this bill granting protections for thousands of miles of New York’s streams. More

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