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Department of Defense needs to stop flow of pollution from Stewart Air National Guard Base: Riverkeeper statement

Today, Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney sent a letter to the Department of Defense, requesting the Department to agree to take an “interim remedial action” at Stewart Air National Guard base to filter the largest source of PFOS-polluted water before it leaves the base. Dan Shapley, Riverkeeper Water Quality Program Director, said: “Riverkeeper has been calling for action to stop the flow of PFOS pollution from the Stewart Air National Guard Base since May 2016 – eight months ago. Newburgh and the state took […]

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Angel Montero, researching the Hudson River and its health

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“When I was growing up, I was pretty much a city kid,” Angel Montero says. “To me the Hudson River didn't have much of an impact. To me the Hudson River was that blue thing you see on the subway map.” As a 25-year-old college student, Montero is engaged in science research that will help all of us better understand the Hudson and its health.

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Hudson Valley small businesses speak out for clean water

Breweries, kayak outfitters and other small businesses that rely on high quality water sign letter urging Gov. Cuomo to invest in clean water programs.

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State funds to improve monitoring and reporting of combined sewer overflows

Infrastructure funding: $800M allocation sought

Communities seek water infrastructure investment

Environmental groups urge Cuomo to invest in crucial water infrastructure

Groups to Cuomo: Communities Need $800M for Water Infrastructure

Projects are the linchpin of healthy communities, economic growth, clean water For Immediate Release: November 16, 2016 Albany – As Governor Andrew M. Cuomo prepares to submit his SFY2017-18 Budget proposal to the Legislature, advocates have stepped up the call for investing in our communities’ drinking and wastewater infrastructure. Within his proposal, they urge the Governor to: • build on prior financial commitments with an $800 million annual investment; and • make the Water Infrastructure Investment Act of 2015 (WIIA) – which is due to sunset after SFY2017-18 – a […]

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Coalition urges Cuomo to allocate $800M for water and sewer infrastructure in next budget

Hudson River community goes on record for clean water

Groups representing a variety of interests wrote to Gov. Cuomo today, urging increased investment, to $800 million, in water infrastructure grants in the next state budget.

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