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Riverkeeper welcomes Governor Cuomo’s plan to “go bigger” on clean energy

Riverkeeper welcomes New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed initiatives to go further than ever before in establishing the Empire State as a national leader in clean energy and reducing our reliance on fossil fuel-generated power.

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Riverkeeper joins New York Offshore Wind Alliance

More than 2 dozen environmental, business, labor, developer, and community organizations are members.  New industries, thousands of well paying jobs will be created if NY becomes national offshore wind leader while protecting the marine environment. Albany, N.Y. – The New York Offshore Wind Alliance today announced that the nationally prominent environmental group Riverkeeper, which formed 50 years ago to protect the Hudson River, has joined the Alliance and the more than two dozen leading environmental, business, labor, wind industry and community organizations supporting New York State’s effort to become the national […]

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Riverkeeper responds to Trump announcement on Paris climate accords

In response to today’s announcement by President Trump, Riverkeeper President Paul Gallay said: “President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accords makes the U.S. one of the few countries on Earth to altogether dismiss the need for aggressive action on climate change. While the withdrawal has global implications, it will hit us especially hard here at home. New York’s thousands of miles of coastline are already threatened by sea level rise, and the safety of the drinking water for more than 9 million New Yorkers will be […]

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Riverkeeper responds to the dismantling of the Clean Power Plan

For immediate release: March 28, 2017 Contact: Cliff Weathers, Communications Director cweathers@riverkeeper.org; 914-478-4501, ext. 239 OSSINING, NY — Riverkeeper issues this statement from its President, Paul Gallay, in response to President Donald Trump’s plan to scrap carbon emissions regulations from fossil-fuel burning electricity plants — particularly those that burn coal: “The President’s decision to strip the Clean Power Plan is a huge step in the wrong direction for our environment. Global warming is an indisputable fact based on peer-reviewed science. Fortunately, New York has clean energy initiatives in place which can take the […]

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