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Activists to rally before Albany County vote on polystyrene ban

For immediate release: March 10, 2017 Contact: Cliff Weathers, Communications Director 914-478-4501, ext. 239; cweathers@riverkeeper.org Albany — On Monday, March 13, Albany County legislators will vote on a bill to ban polystyrene (styrofoam) take-out food containers. Before the vote, local activists will hold a press conference and rally to help convince lawmakers to vote in favor of the ban. Polystyrene is not recyclable and not compostable, and plenty of affordable and environment-friendly alternatives are available. Reducing the use of polystyrene is good for our environment. Polystyrene breaks into small pieces, […]

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Saying ‘No’ to anchorages: 10,000 comments, 34 resolutions, 1.5 million constituents

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Hudson Valley communities from Yonkers to Newburgh to Kingston spoke out with a unified voice in opposition to the maritime industry’s proposal for 43 new berths in 10 locations along the river. During a 6-month comment period held by the Coast Guard as part of its "advance rulemaking" process, the response was unprecedented.

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Sustainable Saturday: DAPL and the Pilgrim Pipeline

Shipping anchorage proposal draws heavy opposition

Plan to Anchor Oil Vessels in Hudson River Garners Thousands of Comments

Anchorage Proposal Faces Challenges

Riverkeeper, Others Push to Prevent New Anchorage in Hudson River

Residents Express Preferences for Sleepy Hollow East Parcel

Interview With RFK Jr.: Still an Uphill Battle to Stop DAPL

Hudson River Waterfront Alliance Announces Key Findings in its Opposition to Proposed Additional Barge Anchorages Along Hudson River

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Yonkers Mayor Spano, local elected officials, Hudson River Waterfront Alliance members and Hudson River advocacy groups - Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson, Historic Hudson River Towns -- gather at Yonkers waterfront to announce findings regarding proposal of additional barge anchorages (Photo Credit: Maurice Mercado)
Findings Conclude Barge Industry Has Not Provided Sufficient Justification for Additional Barges and Proposal Should Not Be Entitled to a “Categorical Exclusion” from Environmental Review under National Environmental Policy Act

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