Riverkeeper Blogs

Barge aground - another warning
Photo: Arielle Herman
We are very fortunate that  there was no spill today when a barge carrying 60,000 barrels of gasoline ran aground on the Hudson near Catskill. We are fortunate that all the barges carrying petroleum on the Hudson are double-hulled, which gives much greater margin of safety. However, […] More
First sample of 2017 season
Carol Knudson of Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory grabs the first sample of the 2017 season from the Riverkeeper patrol boat on April 4, 2017. (Photo by John Lipscomb / Riverkeeper)
Riverkeeper will gather water samples from New York Harbor to the Capital District this week, with a special early patrol timed to gather water samples after rain. More
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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Paul Gallay speaking in support of the Hudson River Protection Act
Riverkeeper is proud to support the Hudson River Protection Act (H.R. 1504) sponsored by Representatives Sean Patrick Maloney and Eliot Engel, which would limit the areas that may be designated as anchorage grounds for vessels carrying hazardous or flammable cargo. The maritime industry’s proposal to […] 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
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