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Hudson Valley communities from Yonkers to Newburgh to Kingston spoke out with a unified voice in opposition to the maritime industry’s proposal for 43 new berths in 10 locations along the river. During a 6-month comment period held by the Coast Guard as part of its "advance rulemaking" process, the response was unprecedented. More
Proposed city law seeks to give the Department of Environmental Protection certain Clean Water Act enforcement powers for separate storm sewer system activities. More
When talking about pollution from combined sewer systems, which carry sewage and storm water runoff in the same pipes, and overflow into waterways, we often talk about “wet weather” overflows, rather than rain overflows. Sunday night’s snow storm explains why. As snow melts, the melt […] More
Many of the state’s most important grants to restore water quality and aquatic habitat were included in Governor Cuomo announcement of statewide funding for Regional Economic Development Councils December 8, including more than $16 million for projects in the Hudson River Watershed. More
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s resume is littered with efforts to scrap and weaken 50 years of our nation’s clean air and water laws. Needless to say, it was bad news Wednesday when the public learned of his selection by Donald Trump to head the […] More
Riverkeeper’s 50th Anniversary year has been one of our most successful yet in our efforts to protect the Hudson River, its tributaries and precious drinking water. These “Riverkeeper Victories” are yours as well: our donors, activists and volunteers are the driver of our success. As we look forward to 2017 and beyond, we’ll need you more than ever. Challenges to clean water will continue to mount and Riverkeeper must rise to meet them. More
‘The public has never spoken so broadly or so loudly’ for the Hudson People in the Hudson Valley have spoken up for their river like never before. The last six months have brought out a unified plea in response to a proposal to dramatically increase […] More
A new report by the Adirondack Council identifies more than $100 million in water infrastructure needs in the Adirondack Park, including including for wastewater projects on tributaries of the Hudson River, like the Schroon River and Sacandaga River. The Hudson River Watershed has documented needs […] More
Donald Trump
Photo: Gage Skidmore
Here at Riverkeeper, we knew our supporters would rise up to face the challenges ahead, given that our next president has promised deep cuts in environmental regulations. But we didn’t see this coming: A gift to support Riverkeeper’s work, “in honor” of Donald Trump, with […] More
The EPA Five-Year Review of Hudson River PCBs Superfund site is underway, and more must be done to ensure that it is open, transparent, and scientifically reliable assessment. More
2017 Fishermen's Ball
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