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New NY rules allow continued use of fracking waste on roads, landfill dumping

State finalizes regulations governing solid waste management For Immediate Release: September 21, 2017 Albany – The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) finalized solid waste regulations known as the Part 360 series which includes the management of fracking waste. The following is a joint statement from a coalition which has been leading the effort to ban fracking waste in New York State (list of organizations at bottom): “New York State has missed the mark when it comes to protecting our health and water from the dangers of fracking waste. Nearly […]

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7 municipalities join Riverkeeper in campaign to protect Hudson River drinking water supply

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  September 13, 2017 Contacts: Cliff Weathers, Riverkeeper Communications Director, 845-445-8257, cweathers@riverkeeper.org More than 100,000 people rely on the Hudson River as primary source of drinking water OSSINING — Seven municipalities have joined Riverkeeper in a campaign to protect the drinking water supply for more than 100,000 people – the Hudson River Estuary. The seven municipalities — The City and Town of Poughkeepsie, Town of Hyde Park, Village and Town of Rhinebeck, Town of Lloyd and Town of Esopus – began meeting for the first time this summer […]

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DEC pulls plug on millennium pipeline project

The DEC has pulled the plug on the Millennium Pipeline Valley Lateral Project, a pipeline that would pump fracked gas from Pennsylvania to the CPV natural gas power plant under construction in Wawayanda.

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Circuit Court halts Constitution Pipeline

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a legal challenge to DEC’s denial of the controversial Constitution Pipeline, which would have carried fracked natural gas across 251 waterbodies and through the Hudson River Valley.

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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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