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Riverkeeper statement: EPA expands scope of Hudson River cleanup analysis

For immediate release: January 29, 2018 Contact: Cliff Weathers, Communications Director; 845-445-8257 Riverkeeper’s Legal Program Director, Richard Webster released this statement today regarding the EPA’s announcement that it will expand the scope of the Hudson River PCBs cleanup analysis. “Today’s announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency is a step in the right direction, and we hope EPA’s outreach to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation leads to a thorough, diligent and collaborative analysis of the DEC’s data regarding Hudson River PCBs. After EPA closely examines this data, the agency will […]

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Foss: Colonie landfill is too close to the water

Reps Laud Coast Guard Study, Reiterate Opposition To Long-Term Anchorages

Environmental groups propose safety measures for Hudson

River groups offer navigation safety measures for Hudson, cite risks from barge anchorages proposed by industry

During a series of November workshops in Poughkeepsie and Albany, Scenic Hudson and Riverkeeper presented data showing that new anchorages are not needed and highlighted alternative strategies that could make the Hudson River safer for navigation and environmental protection without requiring additional anchorages.

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DEC & environmental coalition prevail in Global terminal challenge

Huge victory in Global terminal permit challenge
Huge victory for NYS, Riverkeeper and our partners after public outcry over crude oil facility expansion Albany, NY — Today the Appellate Division, Third Department, issued an important precedential decision finding that the state Department of Environmental Conservation had the authority to rescind a notice of complete application it previously issued to Global Companies for its application to modify the air pollution permit for its Port of Albany terminal. Global is seeking permission to expand the facility to include boilers that would heat heavy “tar sands” oil for transfer from […]

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Riverkeeper joins communities opposing Colonie landfill expansion on Mohawk River

Waterford, N.Y. – The environmental watchdog group Riverkeeper has joined with the communities of Waterford and Halfmoon in an effort to collect water samples near the Colonie Town Landfill located on the shores of the Mohawk River. The project will help the communities gather data and information as the state considers a proposal for a landfill expansion that will likely have significant impacts to the Mohawk River and the ecosystem. A proposed landfill expansion – subject to approval by the state Department of Environmental Conservation – could triple the size […]

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Did Tappan Zee Bridge demolition leak creosote into Hudson River?

Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson will participate in Ports & Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA)

Series of November workshops convene experts to evaluate navigation risks, with attention to ‘environmental, public safety and economic factors’ Riverkeeper and Scenic Hudson will be among the participants in the U.S. Coast Guard’s Hudson River Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) – involving a series of workshops in November that are designed to gather input into waterway navigation and safety. Riverkeeper Patrol Boat Captain and Vice President of Advocacy John Lipscomb, Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan and Scenic Hudson consultant Dagmar Etkin of Environmental Research Consulting were invited by the […]

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Riverkeeper awarded $245,000 DEC grant for planning dam removal

Riverkeeper awarded DEC grant for dam removal
Photo: Erica Capuana, NYS DEC Division of Fish and Wildlife
Riverkeeper is the recipient of a $245,233 grant from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program for planning dam removal. The grant will strengthen the organization’s efforts to help restore natural habitat for fish such as American eel and herring, whose historic upstream migration is disrupted by artificial barriers, many of which are poorly maintained or no longer useful.

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