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Activists to rally before Albany County vote on polystyrene ban

Riverkeeper champions clean water legislation in Albany

Riverkeeper, New York's Clean Water Advocate, will set out to Albany this week to meet with state legislators to support Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed $2 billion Clean Water Infrastructure Act and the legislature's proposed $5 billion Clean Water Bond Act for the 2017-2018 fiscal budget.

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Utility Analyst Report: Indian Point’s Nuclear Power Can Be Replaced With Low-Carbon Options Led By Increased Energy Efficiency & Renewables

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Report for Riverkeeper, NRDC Shows Reliable, Affordable & Clean Power Transition Expected With 2020-2021 Shutdown of Troubled Nuclear Plant Near New York City; Implementation of State’s Clean Energy Policies is Critical.

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Department of Defense needs to stop flow of pollution from Stewart ANG Base

Today, Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney sent a letter to the Department of Defense, requesting the Department to agree to take an “interim remedial action” at Stewart Air National Guard base to filter the largest source of PFOS-polluted water before it leaves the base. Dan Shapley, Riverkeeper Water Quality Program Director, said: “Riverkeeper has been calling for action to stop the flow of PFOS pollution from the Stewart Air National Guard Base since May 2016 – eight months ago. Newburgh and the state took […]

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Entergy to close Indian Point nuclear plant in landmark agreement

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Photo: Leah Rae / Riverkeeper
New York State and Entergy have reached an agreement for the shutdown of the two aging nuclear reactors at the Indian Point Energy Center by 2021.

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Riverkeeper responds to DEC report challenging effectiveness of PCBs cleanup

Late yesterday, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation released its independent report on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s review of the cleanup of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) contamination in the Hudson River.

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Hudson Valley small businesses speak out for clean water

Breweries, kayak outfitters and other small businesses that rely on high quality water sign letter urging Gov. Cuomo to invest in clean water programs.

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Hudson River Waterfront Alliance Announces Key Findings in its Opposition to Proposed Additional Barge Anchorages Along Hudson River

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Yonkers Mayor Spano, local elected officials, Hudson River Waterfront Alliance members and Hudson River advocacy groups - Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson, Historic Hudson River Towns -- gather at Yonkers waterfront to announce findings regarding proposal of additional barge anchorages (Photo Credit: Maurice Mercado)
Findings Conclude Barge Industry Has Not Provided Sufficient Justification for Additional Barges and Proposal Should Not Be Entitled to a “Categorical Exclusion” from Environmental Review under National Environmental Policy Act

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A monumental day: NYS Court of Appeals decision effectively stops NRC from re-licensing Indian Point

Contact: Cliff Weathers, Director of Communications, (914) 478-4501 ext. 239, cweathers@riverkeeper.org Riverkeeper President Paul Gallay issued this statement regarding today’s NYS Court of Appeals ruling on Indian Point: “This is a monumental day. This decision effectively stops the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from re-licensing Indian Point. “The Coastal Zone Management Act gives the New York Secretary of State the authority to refuse certification of any project that significantly impacts river resources. In late 2015, the Secretary of State ruled that Indian Point was inconsistent with over a dozen policies designed to […]

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Groups to Cuomo: Communities Need $800M for Water Infrastructure

Projects are the linchpin of healthy communities, economic growth, clean water For Immediate Release: November 16, 2016 Albany – As Governor Andrew M. Cuomo prepares to submit his SFY2017-18 Budget proposal to the Legislature, advocates have stepped up the call for investing in our communities’ drinking and wastewater infrastructure. Within his proposal, they urge the Governor to: • build on prior financial commitments with an $800 million annual investment; and • make the Water Infrastructure Investment Act of 2015 (WIIA) – which is due to sunset after SFY2017-18 – a […]

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