News > News > Water Quality

Water Quality

A fix for pharmaceutical pollution in the Hudson River?

Skoufis puts pressure on governor to sign water contaminants bill

As Summer Approaches, NYC’s Forgotten Waterfront Beckons

Environmental orgs: NY Assembly must join the NY Senate to ban toxic coal tar sealants

On April 29th, 2021, seventeen environmental and public health organizations sent a letter to NY Assembly leadership urging the passage of a bill prohibiting the sale and use of pavement products containing coal tar. The New York Senate passed its version of this legislation as part of its Water Week and Earth Day package.

Learn More

Raw sewage and toxins have been polluting our waterways for decades: “Most people don’t know about it”

For North Troy Teens, there is SANCTUARY ON THE HUDSON

State lawmakers pass ban on coal tar, a popular but harmful driveway sealant

Riverkeeper sues Coeymans Recycling Center over storm water discharge

Coalition calls for implementation of critical law passed in 2018 — The NYS Drug Take Back Act

Ongoing delay of law’s implementation threatens to exacerbate the opioid epidemic amid the Covid-19 pandemic Continued flushing of unwanted drugs endangers water quality across the state Albany, NY—A broad coalition of environmental, product stewardship, public health, solid waste management, local government, and fishing organizations recently sent a letter to the New York State Department of Health (“Department”) calling for final regulations and implementation of the NYS Drug Take Back Act within 30 days (see letter attached). The law requires pharmaceutical manufacturers to fund a statewide drug take-back program that provides […]

Learn More

Troy students sample Hudson for Riverkeeper’s Water Justice Lab

Search News

More Reports

Don't let New York State give up on New York City waters
Become a Member