Riverkeeper Blogs

The debate over hydraulic fracturing has gained the attention of Capitol Hill. In response to concerns raised about the safety of hydrofracking, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will conduct a scientific study to determine the impact of natural gas drilling on drinking water and the […] More
Jack Johnson and Riverkeeper
Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson teamed up with the Don’t Frack with NY Water! initiative during his July 14 concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City to help promote awareness of the campaign to stop fracking (hydraulic fracturing). Johnson is a big supporter of environmental […] More
In an op-ed today in the Chelsea Now newspaper, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and member James Gennaro called for a ban on fracking in the state: It will not be enough to merely place more regulatory hurdles in the path of those […] More
Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio would ban drilling in NYC Watershed.  But Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the democratic candidate, has made no such commitment. A recent article in the Ithica Journal outlines the positions of the two candidates. In his New NY Agenda, Attorney General […] More
New Yorkers know that our tap water is essential during sweltering city summers. Riverkeeper visited an NYC Water-On-the-Go station at Union Square Park to talk to parents, pet owners, and other folks about keeping cool with the best H2O in the world. You can join […] More
A New York Times article leads off with a chilling picture of the consequences or under-regulated gas drilling, or fracking, in Pennsylvania: Around suppertime on June 3 in Clearfield County, Pa., a geyser of natural gas and sludge began shooting out of a well called […] More
Hudson Whiskey from Tuthilltown Spirits
Whether you’re the type of person who likes to enjoy it neat while reading Faulkner in your private library, or you prefer it with mounds of crushed ice, sugar and a few sprigs of mint, we can all agree that whiskey quenches a certain thirst. […] More
DontFrack
Help put a face on the fight against fracking! Print this image (click for bigger), fill in the blank with something you love (beer? bagels? ice cubes?) made with clean NYC drinking water, take a photo of you holding the sign and then post it […] More
Terrace Bagels in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn makes some of the best bagels in the city. Owner Louis Thompson talked to Riverkeeper about how important clean, delicious New York Water is to his bagels, and how we need to keep it clean and delicious. Fracking could […] More
Mmmm... New York's Finest
Photo courtesy of AMNH/Matt Shanley
How good is New York City’s water? Pretty darn good. This summer, New York took second place in The American Water Works Association (AWWA) annual “Best of the Best” Water Taste Test.  NYC beat (most of) the 21 other regional winners from water-tasting competitions across […] More
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