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RFK Jr. Says Wording Of TransCanada Lawsuit Sets Dangerous Precedent

The Challenges of Fracking Waste – After the NY State Ban: The Fracking Waste Toolkit

Riverkeeper has spent the past seven years providing New Yorkers with information and resources to help shape the debate about the process of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to extract natural gas from deep underground deposits.

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New York’s highest court reaffirms rights of environmental plaintiffs

Riverkeeper has many tools to use to achieve its mission to protect water quality and the drinking water of millions of New Yorkers. One of the most important tools is the ability to file lawsuits in Courts - sometimes to enforce our environmental laws, and sometimes to protect the rights of aggrieved individuals.

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‘Extra-flammable’ crude oil being stored at Riverhead oil tanks; town officials, first responders kept in the dark

It’s Official: New York State Bans Fracking

Riverkeeper: DEC’s Fracking Ban is Watershed Moment

Official fracking ban a watershed moment for New York

For Immediate Release June 29,2015 Contact: Cliff Weathers, Communications Director 914-478-4501, Ext 239 Riverkeeper: DEC’s groundbreaking Findings Statement on fracking represents a watershed moment in the protection of New York’s communities and natural resources OSSINING, N.Y. – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released its widely anticipated Findings Statement on June 29, 2015, officially instating the ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) that Governor Cuomo’s administration courageously announced back in December of 2014. The Findings Statement concludes: “Based on unavoidable adverse environmental impacts and uncertainty regarding the […]

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What does the EPA study tell us about the impact of fracking on drinking water resources?

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited draft assessment on hydraulic fracturing and its potential impact on drinking water resources.

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Fracking Waste in New York State: A Business Perspective (Recorded Webinar)

Watch a recorded version of “Fracking Waste in New York: A Business Perspective,” hosted by Riverkeeper and the New York State Sustainable Business Council. See below for some action steps you can take, resources (many of which were discussed during the webinar), and the webinar slides. ACTION ITEMS Urge Your State Senator to Close the Hazardous Waste Loophole, by visiting our Action Center and asking them to vote to pass the Hazardous Waste Loophole Bill, S.884/A.6859 (Learn more about this by reading our recent blog post). Write an op-ed in […]

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Riverkeeper: What EPA really said about fracking’s potential to harm our drinking water resources

New York's clean water advocate says EPA’s report provides support for the State of New York to ban fracking.

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