Posts Tagged ‘DEC’

Senate report focuses on reaction to drinking water contamination. We also need prevention

The Water Quality and Contamination report released Jan. 3 by the New York State Senate’s Standing Committees on Health and Environmental Conservation highlights some important issues related to how… Read More

A thank you to DEC’s Joe Martens: Thoughtful stewardship on fracking issue

On the occasion of Joe Martens’ announcement that he is leaving the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation after over four years as its Commissioner, the Riverkeeper team thanks Mr.… Read More

Public Meeting & Comment Period on DEC’s Final Remedial Plan for GE’s Fort Edward Plant

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced Tuesday that it will be holding a public hearing next Tuesday, February 24, at 7:00pm at the Washington County Public Health Ann… Read More

Riverkeeper Responds to DEC Commissioner Joseph Marten’s decision to prohibit fracking in New York

What a victory for New York’s water and public health. Thank you, Governor Cuomo, DEC Commissioner Martens and Acting Health Commissioner Zucker, for allowing the science showing the harms of fracki… Read More

Riverkeeper Comments on U.S. Department of Transportation’s Proposed Rulemaking on Transport of Flammable Fuel by Rail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tina Posterli, Riverkeeper, 516-526-9371, tposterli@riverkeeper.org Continues call for immediate emergency action to ban the use of DOT-111 train cars to carry crude oi… Read More

Groups Challenge New York State’s Decision Not to Require Full Environmental Review of Plan to Expand Albany Crude Oil Facility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Christopher Amato, Earthjustice, 212-845-7390, camato@earthjustice.org Tina Posterli, Riverkeeper, 516-526-9371, tposterli@riverkeeper.org Facts show impacts to commun… Read More

Broad Coalition Urges DEC to Set Deadline for Answers from Global Companies

Coalition also demands that DEC conduct an independent audit of Global’s crude oil shipments Albany, NY ( From the desk of Earthjustice, Contact: Christopher Amato, Earthjustice, (518) 860-3696) A … Read More

Riverkeeper Commends DEC for Listening to the Public and Stepping up to Require Comprehensive Review of Proposed Tar Sands Oil Heating Facility at Port of Albany

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tina Posterli, tposterli@riverkeeper.org, 914-478-4501 x 239 DEC letter recognizes for the first time need for preparedness plans for potential spills in the Hudson Riv… Read More

Community Demands Full Review of Global Partners’ Proposed Port of Albany Heavy Crude Facility at Public’s First Opportunity to Express Concern about the Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Travis Proulx, Environmental Advocates: 518-462-5526 x238, tproulx@eany.org Tina Posterli, Riverkeeper: 516-526-9371, tposterli@riverkeeper.org Roger Downs, Sierra Club… Read More

DEC turns a blind eye to polluters, say environmental advocates

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