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Advocates call for expedited PFAS cleanup, including repair and upgrade of filter, at Stewart Air National Guard Base

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Riverkeeper and Newburgh Clean Water Project today called on the Air National Guard to commit to an aggressive schedule to clean up PFAS pollution at the Stewart Air National Guard Base, as a new agreement is negotiated with New York State that will influence the next two years of remediation.

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State legislators push forward Indian Point legislation

State legislators push forward Indian Point legislation
Decommissioning oversight bill still needs action before adjournment.   Indian Point unit 2 has shut down. Unit 3 is poised to shut down in less than a year. New Yorkers face the actual possibility that Holtec, an international corporation woefully unfit to handle nuclear decommissioning is on the verge of taking over the plant from Entergy.  Senator Pete Harkham and Assemblymember Sandy Galef are pushing forward legislation to address an array of issues facing Indian Point’s workers, community, and the state’s ratepayers. Last week, three Indian Point bills passed both […]

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Looking Past Indian Point, Riverkeeper Takes a Pass on Gas

Lawsuit launched targeting Trump Administration’s suspension of pollution monitoring

WASHINGTON— Conservation groups today filed a notice of intent to sue the Trump administration over the Environmental Protection Agency’s suspension of monitoring and reporting requirements for major pollution during the COVID-19 pandemic. This follows confirmation from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service that the EPA failed to contact the wildlife agencies to discuss how the policy will comply with the Endangered Species Act. The EPA’s policy, set forth in a March 26 memorandum, suspends monitoring, reporting and enforcement under several key environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, Clean […]

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Riverkeeper’s enforcement successes continue despite crisis

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While we are still working at home and in the midst of the pandemic, Riverkeeper is continuing to enforce the Clean Water Act continuing with the many stormwater enforcement actions we brought in the past year through the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic and Super Law Group. These actions not only bring polluters into compliance with the law, they also generate environmental benefit payments that we can direct to other environmental groups. With the powerful support of our members like you, we can make real changes and continue to aggressively eliminate […]

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Tale of 2 rivers: Advocates frustrated by lack of cleanup in lower Hudson

COVID-19 Issues Again Postpone Vote On NYS PFAS Drinking Water Standards

In ‘Operation Hidden Mitten,’ U.S. cracks down on smuggling of hairy-clawed crab

Earth Matters: Indian Point’s Final Days

Commentary: Closing Indian Point will renew, re-energize New York

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