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100+ groups appeal for ‘Restore Mother Nature’ bond act

Riverkeeper joins organizations across New York State urging Gov. Cuomo and Legislature to support a “once in a generation” opportunity to restore habitats and prepare for climate change. Albany, N.Y. — More than 100 organizations and advocacy groups from across New York State today announced their support for an Environmental Bond Act, proposed in the Executive Budget, and are urging the Governor and legislation to take advantage of this “once in a generation opportunity” by passing legislation giving voters the chance to approve such a measure on the November 2020 […]

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President Trump slammed for halt of study to protect New York City from next Hurricane Sandy

“Unprecedented and Dangerous”: Trump Administration Halts NYC’s Most Important Climate Resiliency Study

End To Controversial Pipeline Project

Costs, delays scuttle 124-Mile Constitution Pipeline project

Riverkeeper statement regarding Army Corps’ postponement of storm surge barriers feasibility study

On Friday, February 21, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the indefinite postponement of the New York New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study. It, along with several other Corps CSRM feasibility studies across the nation, did not receive federal appropriation funding as announced in the Army Corps Fiscal Year 2020 Work Plan. This announcement effectively ends the potential for New York Harbor-wide storm barriers, a positive development for the Hudson River, the communities along it and the species for which it provides habitat.  However, […]

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Riverkeeper statement regarding the abandonment of the Constitution Pipeline project

The following is a statement from Riverkeeper’s Director of Legal Programs, Richard Webster, regarding the abandonment of the Constitution Pipeline project by Williams Partners: “Riverkeeper is gratified that it has been announced that the Constitution Pipeline project has been scrapped. This pipeline would have carried fracked natural gas across 251 waterbodies — including 89 trout spawning streams — and through many unique and sensitive ecological areas such as old-growth forest and undisturbed springs, which provide vital habitat and are key to local ecosystems. Over many years, Riverkeeper and our partners […]

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Open Water: Removing dams from the Hudson Valley’s rivers.

NYC has a plan to clean its sewage-filled waterways. Does it go far enough?

Stop & Shop Offers Free Reusable Bags At Stores Ahead Of Statewide Ban On Plastic Zak Failla

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