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Plans to get NYC onto green power include burying lines underground, under Hudson River

Restoring New York’s natural wildlife and ecosystems

Riverkeeper speaks out against NYC’s turbid releases from Ashokan Reservoir into Lower Esopus Creek

Saugerties, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan held a news conference in Saugerties today with other elected officials and advocates to draw attention to the impacts from New York City’s practice of releasing massive amounts of turbid water from its Ashokan Reservoir into Lower Esopus Creek. Read the news release here. Following is a statement from Paul Gallay, President and Hudson Riverkeeper: The New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s management of the Ashokan Reservoir is critically important to the 9.5 million residents of New York City and many […]

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Threat of barges parked in Hudson River again makes waves

LaGuardia AirTrain Documents Raise Questions About Parking, Development

Sign up now for 10th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep on May 1

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Registration is open for 125 shoreline cleanups happening Saturday, May 1, throughout Hudson Valley & NYC.

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What The Heck Is Going On With All The Dead Fish In The Waters Around NYC?

Statement on Governor Cuomo’s veto of bill to protect 41,000 miles of NY’s headwater streams and creeks

OSSINING, NY — Governor Andrew Cuomo has vetoed legislation that will extend the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Protection of Waters Program to class C streams intended to provide oversight to projects which may disturb stream banks or beds. Class AA, A, B and C trout streams already require permits for covered activities. Riverkeeper and our partner organizations have documented waterways across the Hudson River Estuary and New York that are misclassified, leaving our drinking water sources vulnerable to pollution. For example, Peekskill’s water supply source, Peekskill Hollow Brook, is misclassified […]

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A Leg Up for River Fish

41 community and environmental organizations press Gov. Cuomo to sign legislation to protect NY’s streams

Environmental and community organizations have sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo urging him to sign legislation that would extend environmental protections for 41,000 miles of streams across New York State. The letter highlights the urgent need for the legislation to become law in response to the Trump Administration’s rollback of the Clean Water Act’s Clean Water Rule. The rule change targets headwater streams and wetlands creating a potential gap in protections for tens of thousands of stream miles in New York. The bill, if signed, will extend the Department of Environmental […]

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