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EPA Delays Decision on Hudson PCBs Cleanup

Checking it twice: Grid operator says electric system reliable without Indian Point

NYISO says grid will be reliable without Indian Point
This week, the New York Independent System Operator — the nonprofit corporation responsible for operating the state’s electricity grid — confirmed that when the old and increasingly dangerous Indian Point nuclear plant is retired in 2021, the grid will remain reliable, with plenty of available power.    Riverkeeper already knew that air-conditioners would keep humming in the summer and holiday lights would still twinkle in the winter, based on a 2017 report by Synapse Energy Economics we commissioned with the Natural Resources Defense Council. The real question is: how can […]

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Checking it twice: Grid operator says electric system reliable without Indian Point

Riverkeeper statement: Governor and Attorney General warn of a lawsuit if EPA deems Hudson River dredging complete

For immediate release: December 14, 2017 Contact: Cliff Weathers, Communications Director cweathers@riverkeeper.org; 845-445-8257 OSSINING, N.Y. — Today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said New York will take immediate legal action against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency if they accept the Upper Hudson River dredging of PCBs as complete. According to a press release by the Governor’s office, Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will sue the federal government to ensure the dredging is completed. The state is also prepared to withdraw from the 2002 Record of Decision which guided the cleanup. […]

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Riverkeeper statement regarding NYISO’s Indian Point deactivation report

For immediate release: December 13, 2017 Contact: Cliff Weathers, Riverkeeper Communications Director cweathers@riverkeeper.org; 845-445-8257 Riverkeeper statement regarding NYISO’s Indian Point deactivation report OSSINING — Today, the New York Independent System Operator released a report analyzing the retirement of the Indian Point nuclear plant and its impacts to the reliability of the electric system. The report found that system reliability criteria can be met with one or more types of solutions including generation, transmission, energy efficiency, and demand response measures. The report confirms a key finding in the 2017 report by […]

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Groups converge at City Hall to press for ‘fishable, swimmable’ waters in NYC

Advocates ask City Council to support aggressive actions needed to reduce sewage and stormwater pollution, promote rain gardens and other vital citywide solutions

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Local Experts Outline Challenges Associated with Indian Point Shutdown

State study faults Hudson PCB cleanup

Flawed data & analysis fatally undermine EPA’s findings that Hudson PCB cleanup will protect environment & public health

Credentialed scientist says EPA’s conclusion that PCB cleanup is on track is not supported by data Contacts: Hayley Carlock, Scenic Hudson, 845-473-4440, Ext. 210, hcarlock@scenichudson.org Cliff Weathers, Riverkeeper, 914-478-4501, Ext. 239, cweathers@riverkeeper.org HUDSON VALLEY — The cleanup of toxic PCBs in the Hudson River will not achieve the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) mandatory goal of protecting the environment and public health, as the agency claims in its draft Five-Year Review of the project. A highly credentialed expert contracted by the environmental groups Scenic Hudson and Riverkeeper finds the scientific data […]

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Video: Scenic Hudson and Riverkeeper on value of cleaning up the Hudson River

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