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On first anniversary of Newburgh’s water crisis, elected leaders and advocates call on Department of Defense to stop PFOS discharges from Stewart Air National Guard Base

On the first anniversary of the emergency declaration that put a spotlight on the City of Newburgh’s drinking water crisis, federal, state and city leaders joined Riverkeeper to call on the Department of Defense to take immediate steps to stop the flow of polluted water from the Stewart Air National Guard Base.

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Riverkeeper applauds New York State’s renewed commitment to clean, safe water

For immediate release: April 10, 2017 Contact: Cliff Weathers, Communications Director cweathers@riverkeeper.org; 845-445-8257 Riverkeeper applauds New York State’s renewed commitment to clean, safe water New legislation expands drinking water protections for millions ALBANY, NY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature just took historic steps to ensure that our waterways and public health are protected. The recently approved Water Infrastructure Act of 2017 invests $2.5 billion in the the state’s aging water infrastructure. Additionally, companion legislation requires virtually all public drinking water supplies to be tested […]

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Riverkeeper stands against the Atlantic Bridge Pipeline

The NY Department of Environmental Conservation must deny a key approval necessary for construction of the next phase of the Algonquin Pipeline, the Atlantic Bridge project.

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Algonquin’s response to pipeline concerns: Turn the gas on

Algonquin’s response to pipeline concerns: Turn the gas on
In response to environmental and public safety concerns about the AIM pipeline, Algonquin has asked that the gas be turned on next Friday.

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People who drank contaminated Newburgh water urged to attend community meeting and demand blood testing

Riverkeeper urges those who may have consumed contaminated City of Newburgh drinking water to attend an important community meeting on October 25 at 7 p.m. and demand that the state Department of Health provide blood testing for all exposed residents.

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Riverkeeper appeals AIM Pipeline approval because of overwhelming risk to Indian Point

Riverkeeper and a coalition of groups is urging a federal court to stop the construction of the Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) pipeline before high volumes of fracked natural gas start flowing through the pipeline located in close proximity to the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant.

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DEC releases assessment of Pilgrim project

Editorial: Don’t speed up Pilgrim’s progress

200 groups ask state DEC for more comment time on Pilgrim pipeline plan

NY’s new solid waste regs fail to protect our communities

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos recently claimed that no frack waste is being dumped in New York. FACT CHECK: But since 2010, at least 23,000 barrels of liquid waste and 590,000 tons of solid waste from Pennsylvania’s fracking operations have been dumped in New York landfills.

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