Riverkeeper Blogs

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Photo: Jen Benson / Riverkeeper
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to significantly reduce federal Clean Water Act protections for all but the largest rivers and lakes. The public has only until Wednesday, September 27, to comment on the Trump Administration’s attack on the definition of “Waters of the United States.” Make your voice heard! More
The NYS Assembly passed legislation by a vote of 93-2 to help protect the Hudson and waterfront communities from dangerous oil barges and unnecessary anchorages requested by industry. In order for the legislation to make it to the Governor’s desk, the state Senate must pass S.5197b […] More
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Urge your NYS Senator to co-sponsor and help pass S.5197a, which would increase the state’s role in regulating the movement of dangerous oil barges on the Hudson. More
During Saturday’s Riverkeeper Sweep 2017, we’ll continue a data collection project that we piloted in 2016, in which volunteers at certain cleanup sites count and classify each bit of trash collected at the shoreline. More
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Earth Day is one day on the calendar, but Riverkeeper fights to safeguard our waterways and drinking water all year round – and has for more than 50 years. More
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Photo by Dan Shapley, Riverkeeper Water Quality Program Director: Pecks Creek runs green with silage on April 12, 2017
Riverkeeper is fighting for stronger measures against pollution of our waterways by industrial animal farms. Please let DEC know that given the risks involved, these permits should be thorough, enforceable and reviewable by public and state agencies. More
Memorandum of Support A.2446 (Skartados) S.5139 (Amedore) Bill Title: An ACT to amend the Transportation Corporation Law in relation to the construction of new pipe lines Summary of Proposed Legislation The proposed legislation would amend the Transportation Corporation Law (“Transcorp Law”) to grant towns the […] More
Paul Gallay speaking in support of the Hudson River Protection Act
Riverkeeper is proud to support the Hudson River Protection Act (H.R. 1504) sponsored by Representatives Sean Patrick Maloney and Eliot Engel, which would limit the areas that may be designated as anchorage grounds for vessels carrying hazardous or flammable cargo. The maritime industry’s proposal to […] More
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Every single person who stands up for clean water gives us more power, more knowledge and more strength to meet the challenges we face. During this pivotal moment, we need you to act. More
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New York State Senator Felder has reintroduced a bill (S362) to prevent New York City’s bag fee from going into effect on February 15. Similar laws around the country have significantly reduced the amount of single-use bags clogging storm drains, collecting in our waterways, filling landfills, and threatening aquatic life. Help defend this legislation and stand up for trash-free waterways. More
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