Blog articles by Riverkeeper staff and supporters

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Yes, people swim in the Hudson River, and in great numbers. They also wade and splash at the water’s edge. They also wade and splash at the water’s edge. They paddle kayaks, sitting in an inch of river water. They glide along on stand up paddleboards, and sometimes, they fall in. More
Event swimming returns to the Hudson, including the Great Hudson River Swim between Newburgh and Beacon and the New York City Triathlon. More
Riverkeeper to keep a watchful eye during Indian Point decommissioning May 28, 2021 marked a new era for Indian Point as it officially entered its decommissioning phase as its license transfers from Entergy to Holtec International. The transfer —  and its approval earlier this month […] More
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Riverkeeper Sweep volunteers sort and count river garbage as part of their comprehensive data collection initiative. Here’s what they found! More
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Check out the results of our May 1 day of service, the Riverkeeper Sweep encompassing hundreds of miles of shoreline in NYC and the Hudson Valley. More
On April 30, the aging and increasingly dangerous Indian Point nuclear plant shut down for good, under an agreement reached between New York State, plant owner Entergy and Riverkeeper in 2017. And, thanks to over a decade of work by state energy officials, New York is replacing Indian Point’s power with clean, reliable energy — we’re already consuming less fossil fuel-based power than we were when the closure agreement was signed. More
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Members of the public speak out about NYC’s muddy releases from Ashokan Reservoir into Lower Esopus Creek. More
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If you’re in the market for safe, sustainable energy in New York, the Indian Point nuclear plant just isn’t for you. The risks associated with continuing to operate Indian Point should make you more than a little relieved that this increasingly unsafe, half-century old plant […] More
On April 7, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature greenlighted a question on New Yorkers’ November 2022 general election ballot seeking approval to bond $3 billion dollars for a multi-year investment in clean water, air, wildlife and the environment. You may have […] More
Documents Made Public in Riverkeeper Lawsuit Show FAA’s Knowledge of a Biased Transit Alternatives Review and Port Authority’s Expanded Plans to Develop Willets Point, Queens Documents revealed as a result of litigation show that the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey’s initial transit […] More

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