Riverkeeper Blogs

Media sources publish disinformation without checking the facts.   Over the past week, nuclear-power advocates have opportunistically used regional media outlets to link the imminent closure of Indian Point 2 with the region’s response to COVID-19. In the pages of The New York Post and […] More
On April 1, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature greenlighted a question on New Yorkers’ November 3 ballot seeking approval to bond $3 billion for a multi-year investment in clean water, air, wildlife and the environment. If approved by the voters, the […] More
"Holding only the free leftovers" by nSeika is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
The NYS State Legislature passed Governor Cuomo’s proposed ban on styrofoam takeout containers, which goes into effect January of 2022. More
Indian Point's unit reactor 2 closes down
On March 25, Riverkeeper submitted our comments opposing the proposed license transfer of the Indian Point Energy Center and called for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to also reject Holtec’s Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report (PSDAR). Not only does Holtec’s history show that it is a bad […] More
5 Clean Water Wins in the New York State Budget
There is good news for clean water and the environment to report from Albany, even as New York State continues to grapple with an unprecedented health crisis. Investments in the environment and climate preparedness were made today by our state leadership that not only improve […] More
Shameful: EPA offers a free pass to polluters, citing COVID-19
In one of its most brazen actions to date, the Trump administration indefinitely suspended federal enforcement of environmental laws including the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act, citing the COVID-19 pandemic. More
This season, as we’re forced to distance ourselves physically, we want to help you stay close to the Hudson – and each other. The Hudson is what brings us together and keeps us together. As we continue working collectively to restore the river, the river […] More
Historic clean water grants
We hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and safe as we work our way through the unprecedented challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemic. I wanted to get in touch as this situation continues to unfold, and share some updates from Riverkeeper. First […] More
Catskills Stream 3
Members vote to protect NY’s waterways, drinking water sources and wildlife habitat   We’re thrilled to report progress for our waterways in Albany. Last Wednesday, with a bipartisan vote of 113 ayes to 31 nays, the NY Assembly voted to add 41,000 miles of Class […] More
Here’s what New Yorkers should expect when the statewide ban begins next month.    Riverkeeper, our partners and the concerned citizens fought long and hard, but the day of the plastic bag ban is soon upon us. Beginning March 1, billions of plastic bags will […] More

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