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If Governor Cuomo adds his signature, the NYS Legislature’s vote to extend much-needed protections to Class C streams can have far-reaching effects. In a single image, this map illustrates why the New York State Legislature’s recent vote to extend protections to “Class C” streams in […] More
Don't let New York State give up on New York City waters
Riverkeeper, Save the Sound, NRDC and other partners sued the Environmental Protection Agency in 2017 to impose limits on sewage and stormwater pollution to make New York City’s waters safe for swimming. We are still in court. To sidestep its responsibility, New York State last […] More
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May 31 marked the second anniversary of formation of the Hudson River Drinking Water Intermunicipal Council, which focuses on protecting the Hudson River as the source of drinking water for more than 100,000 people. Better known as the Hudson 7, the council is made up […] More
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Riverkeeper compiles the available information – and unanswered questions – on the possible risks the COVID-19 virus may pose via sewage-contaminated water. More
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In this series of posts, Riverkeeper compiles the available information – and unanswered questions – on the possible risks the COVID-19 virus may pose via sewage-contaminated water. New York is at the center of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s urgent that we stay focused on […] More
In this series of posts, Riverkeeper compiles the available information – and unanswered questions – on the possible risks the COVID-19 virus may pose via sewage-contaminated water. New York is at the center of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s urgent that we stay focused on […] More
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Modernizing our sewage infrastructure is an important way to protect the public from exposure to pathogens, including potentially the COVID-19 virus. More
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As a precaution, Riverkeeper has postponed the start of our community science water sampling program in the Hudson Valley and NYC. More
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Riverkeeper recommends people avoid contact with water that may be affected by untreated sewage or sewage that has been treated without disinfection. More
New York State announced last week it will invest $117 million in clean water projects in our region, catalyzing a total investment of at least $313 million. With the latest round of investment, more than $1 billion has been invested in just the last three […] More

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