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Riverkeeper Sweep seeks volunteers for June cleanup

Riverkeeper planning major cleanup along Hudson

Sewage in Newtown Creek: Last Chance to Speak Out for a Cleaner Creek

New York City has proposed a plan to respond to sewage pollution in the Newtown Creek, and a comment period ending March 9 is the public’s best chance to ask tough questions about it.

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Tell the DEC & Gov. Cuomo to Account for the Public Costs of Fracking

Riverkeeper is urging the Governor and DEC to correct its fracking environmental impact statement (known as the SGEIS), so that it takes a hard look at the true costs of fracking on New York’s communities and industries.

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Tell the DEC and Gov. Cuomo Not to Frack with NY’s Water!

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The fracking threat is imminent. Albany could permit companies to drill for natural gas using high-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in New York State starting as early as 2012—and without adequate protections for drinking water.

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Urge mid-Atlantic fishery managers to protect threatened river herring and shad in federal waters

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Tell the Council to send all of the options in Amendment 14 out to public comment and approve a plan that can put an end to the unrestricted catch of river herring and shad at sea.

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Sewage in the Hudson: Support our Program

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Photo credit: Tracy Brown
Riverkeeper’s new report proves it: the fight for safe swimming, fishing and boating on the Hudson is at a turning point.

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How long would it take a power plant to empty an Olympic swimming pool?

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EPA has extended the cooling water intake rule comment period to August 18, 2011. Up and down the shores of the Hudson River, power plants continue to use outdated technology known as once-through cooling and withdraw nearly five billion gallons of the river’s water each day to produce electricity.

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Fight Congress’ Attack on the Clean Water Act!

The Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act would roll back 40 years of Clean Water Act protection by stripping away EPA's authority over our nation's water quality standards. Before the Clean Water Act, states were free to set their own standards, which resulted in a "race to the bottom" to attract industrial development, and interstate conflicts when one state's pollution problems were passed downstream to another.

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Tell Gov. Hochul to block invasive species at the Erie and Champlain canals
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