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‘The Wallkill needs help’ – Water quality report highlights need to clean up river

Photo: Emily Vail / DEC
Riverkeeper and Wallkill River Watershed Alliance release letter calling for Governor Cuomo and state Legislative leaders to fund DEC Study Public invited to learn more at Wallkill River Summit March 28 For immediate release:March 23, 2017 Contact: Leah Rae,, (914) 478-4501 ext. 238 Riverkeeper released a new report today, detailing the results of five years of water quality monitoring by community scientists in the Wallkill River, showing that 87 percent of samples have failed to meet federal guidelines for safe swimming. The report’s finding will be presented as part […]

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s historic 33-year run with Riverkeeper comes to a close

RFK, Jr.'s historic 33-year run with Riverkeeper comes to a close
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
On March 10, 2017, after 33 years of transformational leadership on the Riverkeeper staff and board, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. notified our chairman, Joseph L. Boren, that he is ending his historic run with our group. The board and staff of Riverkeeper join together in wishing Bobby the very best, and thanking him deeply for his unparalleled contribution to our organization. Here is Bobby and Joe’s exchange, which illustrates just how much Bobby’s hard work, thoughtful guidance and endless inspiration have meant to Riverkeeper: To: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. From: […]

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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

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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Oily sheen on ‘beleaguered’ creek remains a mystery

Sustainable Saturday: After Indian Point

Late notice of Twaalkskill Creek fouling costs Kingston $10,000

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plants to Close in 2021

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