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Clean water advocates and environmentalists announce the formation of the Westchester Coalition for Clean Water (WCCW)

The Westchester Coalition For Clean Water, (WCCW), announces its formation. WCCW is committed to achieving, maintaining, and protecting clean water in all of Westchester’s waterways for all community members now and for the future.

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Riverkeeper commends new EPA PFAS standards but cautions work remains after agency confirms no safe level of exposure for drinking water

Riverkeeper applauds the EPA’s announcement of its new finalized federal drinking water standards for six PFAS chemicals. Long-term exposure to per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) has been associated with many serious health conditions and are considered “forever chemicals” that do not break down naturally in our environment.

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Members of Stewart Air National Guard Restoration Advisory Board Applaud EPA’s First National Drinking Water Standards for Toxic PFAS “Forever Chemicals”

Newly established Federal Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL) of six per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water will reduce exposure in many Hudson Valley communities and should influence the cleanup of contamination affecting Newburgh and New Windsor drinking water sources.

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Harckham, Levenberg Fight to Restore Money for Clean Water Projects

Ban Fracking Now! … (Again!?!?!) + The Guv Slashes Clean Water Budget

The Governor Giveth Clean Water and River Pools, and May Taketh Them Away

Riverkeeper opposes Governor’s cuts to clean water and Hudson River funding

Governor’s initiative to increase swimming requires continued investment in our critical water infrastructure

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Swimming in the Hudson Could Become a Reality With Governor’s New Grants

With Release of New Water Quality Criteria, Riverkeeper and Save the Sound Challenge DEC to make NYC waters safe for swimming

In response to the Department of Environmental Conservation’s announcement of new water quality criteria for the waters surrounding New York City and up to the Bear Mountain Bridge, Riverkeeper, the leading environmental organization, and Save the Sound, call on New York State to seize the historic opportunity to stop sewage overflows that too often inhibit millions of New Yorkers from safely enjoying the water where they live.

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Swimming the Lordly Hudson, All 315 Miles of It

Tell Gov. Hochul to block invasive species at the Erie and Champlain canals
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