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New York News
3:36 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

NY Environmental Groups Want $800M For Water Projects

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Environmental groups say New York needs to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to fix its aging water and sewer systems.

With Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers haggling over the budget this month, several advocacy groups are highlighting their wish lists.

A coalition including Environmental Advocates, Riverkeeper, the New York League of Conservation Voters  and the Adirondack Council is pushing for lawmakers to earmark $800 million from the state’s $5 billion bank settlement windfall for various clean water projects around the state.

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Hudson Valley News
2:16 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

NY Fracking Ban Decision Elicits Different Reactions

It will probably go down as the biggest decision of the year in New York State – a ban on fracking. Wednesday’s news came the same day casino license recommendations were announced. Supporters of a fracking ban are celebrating the long-awaited decision while opponents say they are disappointed and the Southern Tier, where fracking would have taken place, is doomed.

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Hudson Valley News
6:17 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Two Groups Call For Additional Federal Rule On Oil Trains

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An environmental group from the Hudson Valley and a national conservation group have petitioned the Obama administration to impose additional rules concerning crude oil transport by rail.

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Hudson Valley News
7:41 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Enviro Health Group Maps Crude Oil Train Risks To Schools

A public health group has mapped what it calls new risks posed to children who attend schools near crude oil train lines in the Hudson Valley as well as throughout New York. Environmental groups added their voices to the discussion in calling on regulators and the rail industry to take action.

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Hudson Valley News
2:12 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Riverkeeper Sues PSC Over Danskammer Power Plant

An environmental group is suing a New York State agency over a power plant in the Hudson Valley. The power plant is set to be reactivated under new ownership after severe damage from Superstorm Sandy.

Westchester County based-Riverkeeper has filed a lawsuit challenging the state Public Service Commission's approval to reactivate the Danskammer Power Plant in the Town of Newburgh without conducting a full environmental review. Phillip Musegaas is Hudson River Program Director at Riverkeeper.

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Hudson Valley News
1:02 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Environmental Groups Sue NYS Over New NY Bridge Funding

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Three environmental groups are suing New York State agencies and officials over the planned use of Clean Water Act funds for construction activities surrounding the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge.

Riverkeeper, Waterkeeper Alliance, and Environmental Advocates of New York Monday filed a lawsuit in State Supreme Court in Albany against New York State officials, seeking to ensure that federal Clean Water Act funds will not be used in building the new Tappan Zee Bridge or for future projects. Marc Yaggi is executive director of Waterkeeper Alliance.

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Hudson Valley News
3:33 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Enviro Groups Sue NYS Agencies, Officials Over Bridge Funding

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

Three environmental groups are suing a number of New York state officials and agencies over the planned use of Clean Water Act funds for the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge.

Riverkeeper, Waterkeeper Alliance and Environmental Advocates of New York Monday filed a lawsuit against New York State officials, seeking to ensure that federal Clean Water Act funds will not be used in building the new Tappan Zee Bridge or for other such future projects. Marc Yaggi is executive director of Waterkeeper Alliance.

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Hudson Valley News
2:35 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

A Riverkeeper Beer Is Named

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Beer lovers in the Hudson Valley have a new option — and each pint sold helps the environment as part of a first-time collaboration.  The public had a chance to name the limited-time beer via a social media campaign.

Riverkeeper’s online campaign drew roughly 300 suggested names for the beer that will benefit the Ossining-based environmental organization. Dan Shapley is water quality program manager for Riverkeeper. He says there were parameters.

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Hudson Valley News
11:05 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Rockland Legislators Host Enviro Groups For Crude Oil Forum

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Two environmental groups will be in Rockland County Monday evening to talk about risks from crude oil transport through the Hudson Valley.

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Hudson Valley News
9:29 am
Sat August 30, 2014

Riverkeeper Holds Beer-Naming Contest

The public has a chance to a name a new beer in the Hudson Valley.

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