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State Senate Passes Nation-Leading Climate Bill, Advocates Cheer New York Leadership

Environmental Groups Celebrate Bill that Will Drastically Reduce Pollution, Invest in Frontline Communities, and Transform New York’s Economy

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Riverkeeper applauds NYS lawmakers and Governor Cuomo for historic deal to battle climate change

ALBANY — The New York State Senate, Assembly and Governor Andrew Cuomo have reached a consensus on landmark legislation to combat climate change this morning. Lawmakers now have a bill they can vote on by the end of Wednesday, which marks the close of the legislative session. The three-way deal establishes aggressive mandates to ensure New York achieves a 40 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and an 85 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions — with 100 percent carbon neutrality — by 2050. In addition, the agreement […]

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Top item in shoreline trash? ‘Sweep’ finds plastic bottles, by the bazillion

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Annsville Creek, Peekskill (Photo: Oxygen House Photography)
During the annual Riverkeeper Sweep shoreline cleanup event on May 4, 2,400 volunteers cleaned up 32 tons of trash & debris from 122 locations in NYC & the Hudson Valley. Plastic bottles were the most pervasive item noted in the trash, fueling new efforts to expand NYS ‘bottle bill.’ Add your voice here. Ossining, N.Y. – Riverkeeper today announced the results of the 8th Annual “Riverkeeper Sweep” May 4, when 2,400 volunteers cleaned the shorelines of New York City and the Hudson Valley and removed a total of 32 tons […]

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The Concrete Jungle Has 578 Miles of Shoreline at Risk

Worry follows Wheelabrator exit

Pharmaceuticals are poisoning NJ’s water supply, putting families at risk

Plans for Storm-Surge Barriers Could Pose Threat to Environment, According to Environmental Attorneys

Activists Await Wheelabrator Announcement On Greene County Ash Dump Plan

Plans for NYC’s storm-surge barrier raise environmental concerns

Peter Dykstra: Saviors of the Hudson

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