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Storm Surge Barriers

New hope for climate protection on the Hudson – and beyond

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Riverkeeper and its allies lobbied furiously for WRDA2020, which will require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to update many of its most dangerously outdated coastal protection project guidelines. As 2020 grinds to a close, we can celebrate an aggressive new law addressing the massive risks to coastal communities and ecosystems posed by climate change.

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Rise to Resilience applauds passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2020

Congress passes significant environmental restoration funding and expansion of U.S. Army Corps coastal risk studies to better address sea level rise and community needs; major climate victory for the region.

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Senate and House agree to major improvements in coastal flood prevention study for NY-NJ region

In response to demands from the public, Congress has agreed on significant improvements to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study on coastal flood protections for the New York - New Jersey region.

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President Trump slammed for halt of study to protect New York City from next Hurricane Sandy

“Unprecedented and Dangerous”: Trump Administration Halts NYC’s Most Important Climate Resiliency Study

Riverkeeper statement regarding Army Corps’ postponement of storm surge barriers feasibility study

On Friday, February 21, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the indefinite postponement of the New York New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study. It, along with several other Corps CSRM feasibility studies across the nation, did not receive federal appropriation funding as announced in the Army Corps Fiscal Year 2020 Work Plan. This announcement effectively ends the potential for New York Harbor-wide storm barriers, a positive development for the Hudson River, the communities along it and the species for which it provides habitat.  However, […]

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