Blog articles by Riverkeeper staff and supporters

Updated April 11, 2022 On April 9, Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature green-lit a question on New Yorkers’ November 2022 general election ballot seeking approval to bond $4.2 billion dollars (up from $3 billion first proposed in 2019) for a multi-year […] More
Photo: © Joseph Squillante
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is signaling that it might be opening a whole new phase in the cleanup of PCB contamination in the Hudson River – possibly. More
This is one in a series of guest blog posts about Riverkeeper Sweep with a focus on raising awareness of cigarette butt pollution and informing the public on the impact and what we can do. More
As plans move forward for the Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) – a project that would bury massive electric cables in the bed of Lake Champlain and the Hudson River – the true costs are coming to light. More
Round goby. (Photo: USFWS)
The round goby, a small fish with frog-like eyes, might not seem like much of a threat. But when the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) captured four of them in the Hudson River last summer, it set off an alarm. More
Map courtesy: Ulster County Department of the Environment
The Clean Water Act requires New York State to maintain a list of water bodies where certain uses – drinking, recreation, fishing, etc. – are “impaired” by pollution. For each impaired water body on the list, the state must eventually develop a plan to limit pollution. The list names hundreds of waterbody segments, many of which are located in the Hudson River Watershed, and it must be updated every two years. More
Roberta Frampton Benefiel Grand Riverkeeper Labrador, Inc.
Communities, organizations and individuals are urging New York State not to award billions of dollars in subsidies for the Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) hydropower transmission project, based on numerous concerns. More
watershed agreement signing
Commemorating 25th anniversary of NYC Watershed Agreement, signed January 21, 1977 More
community activists with Norlite_6487327
Two years ago, my community of Cohoes, N.Y., learned that the Norlite hazardous waste incinerator, located 100 feet from my apartment complex, had been illegally burning millions of pounds of aqueous film forming foam, or AFFF, containing carcinogenic PFAS chemicals. More
Photo: CC, National Parks Service
Almost every member of Congress in the Hudson River watershed has signed on as a cosponsor of the landmark New York - New Jersey Watershed Protection Act which would authorize $50 million a year in federal funds to protect and restore the Hudson-Raritan watersheds. More

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