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Tell Congress: Don’t Cut the EPA’s Budget

LandfillPresident Trump is proposing to slash the EPA’s budget again by nearly a third, after having previous attempts to gut the agency rejected by Congress, twice. Tell your federal representatives: Trump’s proposal to slash EPA funding flushes common sense down the drain.

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Help ban the plastic bag in NY

Together we can stop one of the worst, most ubiquitous forms of plastic pollution in our state. A bill, modeled on California’s successful law, would ban single-use plastic bags statewide and place a 10-cent fee on paper and newly purchased reusable bags. The fee will help fund state parks, environmental programs, and free reusable bags for low and fixed income New Yorkers. Deadline is April 1st.

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Tell NY Leaders: Go big on clean water!

Urge Governor Cuomo and your state legislators to spend $2.5 billion more over the next 5 years on critical clean water projects.

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Save the Clean Water Act

The Trump Administration is threatening to undercut federal protections for the small streams and wetlands that are essential to the health of rivers and lakes. Riverkeeper is joining the Waterkeeper Alliance and water advocates nationwide in opposing this attack on the Clean Water Act. Comments are due by April 15th.

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EPA, Don’t Let GE Off the Hook

pcb warning signEPA must hold GE accountable for its toxic PCB pollution in the Hudson River. Urge EPA to hold GE accountable for the health of our river and communities.

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Report Dead Sturgeon

Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon are protected by the Endangered Species Act, and New York has committed to limiting impacts on these fish throughout the construction of the Tappan Zee Bridge project. Riverkeeper is carefully monitoring the process, and we’ve retained the right to enforce the permit requirements designed to protect sturgeon if sturgeon are being harmed. Be watchful when visiting the river, and make timely and thorough reports if you observe a dead sturgeon.

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