Riverkeeper Blogs

The need for investment in clean water infrastructure in New York State is the largest in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Watersheds Survey, released January 13. More
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We are proud to report on another banner year in our efforts for the Hudson River, its creeks and streams, and our precious drinking water supplies. These "Riverkeeper Victories" are yours as well: Our donors, activists and volunteers are the driver of our success. In 2016 – our half-century mark – we will need you more than ever to meet the challenges ahead. More
Riverkeeper was delighted to be part of the conference "Global Warming: Environmental Ethics and Its Practice," hosted by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs Oct. 29 in New York City. More
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Riverkeeper is proud to see a progressive approach take hold in the infrastructure world: The “Envision” protocol, a system to make sure projects are designed sustainably, using smart, energy-efficient features. We’re especially proud of the role we were able to play, through the work of […] More
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Photo: Giles Ashford
We must face facts regarding the Indian Point nuclear plant. Its infrastructure is aging, its safety is dubious, and most everyone knows it. More
On the occasion of Joe Martens’ announcement that he is leaving the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation after over four years as its Commissioner, the Riverkeeper team thanks Mr. Martens for his deep dedication to New York’s environment, manifested most prominently in his […] More
Riverkeeper and former Assembly member Richard Brodsky have released the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) response to their request for a complete list of exemptions granted to the Indian Point nuclear power plant to otherwise binding NRC safety regulations. More
Last weekend’s transformer fire and resulting oil spill are the latest wakeup call about the multitude of unacceptable dangers at the Indian Point nuclear plant. We spoke with Andrew Whitman on Fios1 “NewsBreakers” about the spill and the bigger picture. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player […] More
“I live in the Hudson Valley and see these trains daily,” filmmaker Jon Bowermaster writes in today’s New York Times. See his video “A Danger on the Rails,” on the dangers that crude oil trains pose to the Hudson River. “Each of these train cars […] More
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Photo: Dorice Madronero
State Public Service Commissioner Audrey Zibelman even came down from Albany to watch the new Rockland County Water Management Task Force present the outlines of their plan, which includes more conservation, fewer leaks and smarter use of existing resources. More

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