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Riverkeeper joins regional and state lawmakers in calling on DEC to revoke CPV power plant permits

Goshen, NY — Riverkeeper joined with County and State lawmakers to seek the suspension or revocation of air quality permits for the Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) power plant. Riverkeeper and the elected officials filed the petition on Friday with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). In addition to co-signing this petition, Riverkeeper continues to support and work with Protect Orange County, which has led the fight to stop the natural-gas plant from going online and has, for years, been asking Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to address the […]

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Leaders urge Gov. Cuomo to release independent safety analysis of AIM pipeline near Indian Point

Town of Cortlandt, NY, March 22, 2018 — Prominent elected officials, leaders of local and national environmental organizations, and residents of the region joined at a press conference on March 22, 2018 at Cortlandt Town Hall to call on Governor Cuomo to release the risk assessment for Enbridge/Spectra’s AIM high-pressure gas transmission pipeline at Indian Point that he promised over two years ago. In a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on February 29, 2016, signed by the Commissioners and Chairs of the Departments of Homeland Security and […]

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Yes, your actions can help clean up the Hudson River: Editorial

Report calls for enhanced drinking water protections for 100,000 people who rely on Hudson River

7 shoreline communities work together on shared goal to protect drinking water supply

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Municipalities join forces to lobby for clean drinking water

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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