Blog articles by Riverkeeper staff and supporters

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Riverkeeper joins partner organizations and affected communities in opposing a pumped storage project being proposed for the Ashokan Reservoir in the Catskills. More
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At Hudson Crossing Park outside Schuylerville, the bags of garbage removed during Riverkeeper Sweep number far less than they once did. But they’re still there, and they remind us all what can happen if we let our attention slip. More
Riverkeeper Stands in Solidarity with the AAPI Community
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Over the past year, the wave of violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders following the COVID-19 pandemic has become increasingly vicious and harmful, manifesting in incidents such as the shootings in Atlanta on March 16. Riverkeeper strongly condemns this appalling and shameful act of […] More
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The Renewable Rikers Coalition congratulate the New York City Council for passing Renewable Rikers legislation. More
Welcome back to the New York State budget season! In my humble opinion, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. And you can rest assured that Riverkeeper is working tirelessly to ensure that clean water and habitat restoration priorities are included in the state’s […] More
Group will join the NYS Attorney General in challenging NRC’s approval.   NRC gave in to industry despite overwhelming concerns about license.   Once again, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has acquiesced to industry and dismissed all challenges against the transfer of Indian Point Energy Center […] More
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My name is Natasha De La Cruz and I will work with Riverkeeper over the next few months as their Spring Legislative Advocacy Intern. I am a recent graduate from Florida State University where I studied Environmental Science along with minors in Biology and Geology. […] More
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New York City’s two most notoriously polluted waterways were listed as federal Superfund sites within months of each other a decade ago. Since then, a full-fledged cleanup has begun in Gowanus Canal – yet Newtown Creek has no relief in sight. More
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More than 300,000 Rockland County residents learned in late 2020 that drinking water sources have levels of PFAS chemicals that exceed New York State's Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for PFOA. More
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Over the past decade, Riverkeeper has hit critical milestones in our half-century-long campaign to protect and restore New York’s waterways. From the headwaters of the Hudson to New York Harbor, we have helped make meaningful and historic changes on behalf of the River, its tributaries, […] More

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