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Statement on Governor Cuomo’s veto of bill to protect 41,000 miles of NY’s headwater streams and creeks

OSSINING, NY — Governor Andrew Cuomo has vetoed legislation that will extend the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Protection of Waters Program to class C streams intended to provide oversight to projects which may disturb stream banks or beds. Class AA, A, B and C trout streams already require permits for covered activities. Riverkeeper and our partner organizations have documented waterways across the Hudson River Estuary and New York that are misclassified, leaving our drinking water sources vulnerable to pollution. For example, Peekskill’s water supply source, Peekskill Hollow Brook, is misclassified […]

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A Leg Up for River Fish

Gallay to step down as Riverkeeper

Riverkeeper Approves A New Strategic Plan And Its President Will Step Down

Riverkeeper’s statement on NRC’s approval of Indian Point’s sale to Holtec International

OSSINING, N.Y. — Riverkeeper is extremely troubled that the NRC has announced its imminent approval for the sale of the Indian Point Energy Center to Holtec International without addressing its contention, and the numerous serious concerns raised by local, state, and other interested groups. This approval puts the public at risk by transferring responsibility for Indian Point’s decommissioning to a company that lacks integrity, experience, and financial stability. Since the NRC has once again neglected its responsibility to properly scrutinize Holtec’s qualifications, Riverkeeper calls upon New York State to step in to […]

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff approves Indian Point sale to Holtec

Sale Approved of NYC-Area Nuclear Power Plant That Is Set to Be Dismantled

Riverkeeper adopts a new Strategic Plan, reaffirming its commitment to communities and life in the Hudson River watershed

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Plan outlines the mission, goals, vision and core values needed for future success   With new plan in place, Paul Gallay to end his 11-year run as President and Hudson Riverkeeper in June Riverkeeper, looking to build on its 55-year history of fighting to reclaim the Hudson River and ensuring that over 10 million New Yorkers have clean, safe drinking water, has adopted a new Strategic Plan, which articulates a new mission, vision and core values. Riverkeeper’s new Strategic Plan is both a recommitment to the ideals that have historically […]

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Federal Officials Push for Hearing Before Indian Pt. License Transfer

41 community and environmental organizations press Gov. Cuomo to sign legislation to protect NY’s streams

Environmental and community organizations have sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo urging him to sign legislation that would extend environmental protections for 41,000 miles of streams across New York State. The letter highlights the urgent need for the legislation to become law in response to the Trump Administration’s rollback of the Clean Water Act’s Clean Water Rule. The rule change targets headwater streams and wetlands creating a potential gap in protections for tens of thousands of stream miles in New York. The bill, if signed, will extend the Department of Environmental […]

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