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LaGuardia AirTrain Panel Emphasizes Alternatives

The Most Important Fish in the World

Seggos to remain DEC commissioner

Lake Mahopac park project faces state environmental investigation, reveals local ties

NY Legislature passes menhaden bill: ‘The public is stepping up to protect these fish’

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Photo: Gene Helfman
The New York State Senate today passed legislation to prevent the use of “purse seines,” the enormous nets being used by industrial fishing operations, to harvest Atlantic menhaden (also known as “bunker”) in New York State waters. The Assembly passed the measure on Monday (A.2571/S.2317). The bill goes to Governor Cuomo’s office for his signature. George Jackman, Riverkeeper Habitat Restoration Manager, said: “Well done, New York. Protecting menhaden is absolutely essential for supporting life in the Hudson and the coastal Atlantic, and this law sends an important message. “By limiting […]

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Glidepath drops its Ulster County fossil-fuel plant proposal in favor of renewable energy

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Riverkeeper plays a role in turning fossil project into a renewable one.   ULSTER, NY — A revised plan for a proposed fossil fuel energy plant to a battery-only system has been submitted to the Town of Ulster by GlidePath Power Solutions, and it eliminates fossil fuels and moves the proposed site further from homes in the area. The energy company submitted the new plan to address many of the concerns voiced by environmental groups and the local community. The controversial proposed power plant will be re-sited and re-born as a renewable […]

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Fewer farms using revised mega-farm manure permits

Army Corps to release report Feb. 19 in NY storm barrier study

In response to public demands for transparency, Corps promises ‘interim report’ in study of anti-flooding plans for New York Harbor. Riverkeeper, community groups & thousands of individuals voice opposition to ‘hell gates’ that would permanently harm the Hudson River ecosystem. In response to demands for transparency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is promising to release a report Feb. 19, followed by public meetings in March and April, to provide further information on six conceptual plans for storm surge protections in New York Harbor. The Corps had intended to choose […]

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New York’s Sewer Overflows Could be Contributing to Climate Change

DEC awards $430K in grants for Orange, Ulster water projects

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