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PCBs study will examine contamination in Hudson River from Troy to NYC

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Agreement between EPA & GE paves the way for long overdue data collection – and potential cleanup – in the Lower Hudson. The Environmental Protection Agency announced a legal agreement with General Electric this week that begins an overdue and critically important phase in dealing with GE’s legacy of toxic contamination from PCBs in fish and sediment throughout the Hudson River. Under the agreement, GE will plan and fund a study of contamination extending throughout the “Lower Hudson” – the entire 160-mile stretch from the Federal Dam at Troy south […]

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With Inflation Reduction Act, Senate takes historic step to confront climate crisis: Riverkeeper statement

The legislation is critical to ensuring U.S. climate policy gets back on track.

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Environmental groups laud House of Representatives’ passage of historic legislation to protect New York-New Jersey Watershed

A broad coalition of environmental organizations today congratulated US Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY) and New York and New Jersey’s delegations in the House of Representatives for passing the New York-New Jersey Watershed Protection Act. The legislation was included in the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act and must now be considered by the US Senate.

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Riverkeeper responds to irresponsible Supreme Court climate ruling

While the federal government faces new constraints, action at the state level becomes ever more critical. We will continue to fight fossil fuel development and transmission, especially where it impacts our waters and the people and ecosystems that depend on them.

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Danskammer Lawsuit Tossed: Orange County Judge Rules that DEC Has Authority to Reject New Gas Plants Under the CLCPA

Re-posted from the Sierra Club. New York – Yesterday, Judge Robert A. Onofry dismissed a lawsuit filed by Danskammer Energy LLC, seeking to overturn the Department of Environmental Conservation’s denial of a permit necessary for Danskammer to build a new fracked gas plant on the banks of the Hudson River in Orange County. Judge Onofry ruled that the Department had ample authority under the state’s landmark Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) to deny permits for new polluting gas plants that interfered with the law’s aggressive GHG emissions reductions […]

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End of state legislative session is ‘mixed bag’ for climate bills

SATURDAY: 100+ shoreline cleanups in 1 day along the Hudson

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11th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep is happening at 122 locations from Staten Island to the Adirondacks; Volunteers will clean shorelines and foster native plants

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Third ‘Free Dead in the Park’ concert to benefit Riverkeeper May 17 in NYC

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Stella Blue’s Band is excited to announce the third Free Dead in the Park concert to benefit Riverkeeper, presented exclusively by RISE cannabis dispensaries. Following in the footsteps of the Grateful Dead over 50 years ago, Stella will take to the same stage at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park in New York City at 4:30pm on Tuesday, May 17.

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Clearwater, Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson mark 50 years of the Clean Water Act

Gobies Have Officially Invaded the Hudson River. That’s Bad News for Striped Bass

Don't let New York State give up on New York City waters
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