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Riverkeeper claims 2010 victories

Jan 02, 2011 12:15 pm
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="450" caption="From Riverkeeper website."][/caption]Riverkeeper, the member-supported environmental organization that defends New York waterways, is touting several victories this past year:
• Riverkeeper succeeds in convincing New York State to deny Indian Point a key water quality certificate for failure to prevent fish kills, damaging IP’s prospects for relicensing.
EPA issues a historic directive to General Electric to remedy decades of PCB contamination in the Hudson River. General Electric later agrees to EPA’s terms.
• New York imposes a moratorium on gas drilling using the controversial “horizontal hydrofracking” method, after Riverkeeper’s Fractured Communities report reveals widespread environmental damage caused by fracking in other states
• The federal government settles Riverkeeper vs. EPA federal government settles Riverkeeper vs. EPA, and commits to new regulations to prevent up to a trillion fish kills each year at 500 power plants and industrial facilities nationwide.