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Riverkeeper's 2017 Victories
Riverkeeper began its second half century with perhaps our most successful year ever. The Riverkeeper 2017 victories were all driven by the enormous growth in public support for clean water and safe energy, up and down the Hudson. More
A sample of water from the Wallkill River taken in 2016, during a Harmful Algal Bloom. (Photo by Dan Shapley / Riverkeeper)
Riverkeeper’s Water Quality Program recently wrapped up an intensive sampling of part of the Wallkill River for key indicators related to Harmful Algal Blooms. The good news: Unlike in 2015 and 2016, there was no Harmful Algal Bloom documented in 2017. The better news: We […] 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
Anchorages: A historic meeting
Just after midnight on October 24, 2017 Governor Cuomo signed S.5197/A.6825, legislation to increase the state’s oversight of oil barges and their movement on the Hudson River. 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
On Thursday October 13, 2017, five environmental organizations sent the letter below to Governor Cuomo, Attorney General Schneiderman, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Seggos and DEC Deputy Commissioner & General Counsel Berkman. More
UPDATED 10/10/2017 with Mohawk River projects Communities seeking to invest in projects to improve water quality in the Hudson River and its tributaries will get a boost from the first round of grants announced since New York State’s historic $2.5 billion investment in clean water. […] 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
Rondout Creek
The Rondout Creek, as seen in October 2017 outside Riverkeeper's office at the Hudson River Maritime Museum. (Photo by Dan Shapley / Riverkeeper)
There’s promising news out of Ulster County today, with County Executive Mike Hein’s proposal to expand testing of private wells and bring new focus to water quality issues throughout the county. In Ulster County, Riverkeeper has long advocated for protection and restoration of the Lower […] More
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