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Riverkeeper opposes Governor’s cuts to clean water and Hudson River funding

Governor’s initiative to increase swimming requires continued investment in our critical water infrastructure

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Riverkeeper reacts to Governor Hochul’s State of the State 2024

Governor Hochul gave her annual State of the State address in Albany, laying out her vision for New York Government in 2024.

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Riverkeeper announces second annual Legislative Agenda – supporting critical opportunities to advance policies that will positively impact the environment for generations

Riverkeeper is proud to announce the release of its second annual New York State Legislative Agenda for the 2024 legislative session, which encompasses a range of legislative and budgetary measures aimed at improving water quality and water infrastructure.

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EPA’s dredging remedy for Hudson River PCBs Superfund site is failing to protect human and environmental health

Findings from independent, scientific assessment of publicly available data comes as EPA prepares to release its review of the Hudson River PCBs Superfund site.

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Riverkeeper celebrates reversal of U.S. Coast Guard Policy on Hudson River Anchoring

Following action from Riverkeeper and local elected officials, the U.S. Coast Guard rescinds policy that would have posed significant risk to endangered species and drinking water sources; announces public participation process

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Advocates celebrate breakthrough in campaign to overhaul flawed Army Corps flooding plan for NY-NJ Harbor

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Advocates celebrate breakthrough in campaign to overhaul flawed Army Corps flooding plan for NY-NJ Harbor New York State directs the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide comprehensive flood protection to safeguard communities and the region, as requested by a coalition of over 50 organizations

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With Release of New Water Quality Criteria, Riverkeeper and Save the Sound Challenge DEC to make NYC waters safe for swimming

In response to the Department of Environmental Conservation’s announcement of new water quality criteria for the waters surrounding New York City and up to the Bear Mountain Bridge, Riverkeeper, the leading environmental organization, and Save the Sound, call on New York State to seize the historic opportunity to stop sewage overflows that too often inhibit millions of New Yorkers from safely enjoying the water where they live.

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Organizations voice concern over federal flooding plan for NY-NJ Harbor

More than 25 organizations in New York and New Jersey are calling for critical changes to the Army Corps' flooding plan for NY-NJ Harbor.

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Mohawk River train derailment highlights need for rail safety, spill prevention

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Just downstream from where the derailment occurred, 280,000 people rely on the Mohawk River for drinking water; fortunately no spill has been reported The derailment of a 100-plus car tanker train along the Mohawk River highlights the real risks of hazardous rail shipments and the need for both tightened safety regulations, and spill prevention and response planning. While initial reports indicate there was no spill, fire or loss of life, the incident indicates that the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers and the communities along them are not immune from disasters that […]

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Riverkeeper celebrates bipartisan Assembly passage of bill to stop radioactive wastewater discharges into the Hudson River; Governor Hochul must sign

Riverkeeper celebrates the Assembly taking the final legislative step after the unanimous bipartisan Senate passage of crucial legislation aimed at safeguarding the economic vitality of the Hudson River from the imminent threat of radioactive wastewater discharge at Indian Point by Holtec.

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