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NY/NJ Baykeeper Opposes Proposed Rollback of Clean Water Act Protections

Posted on Dec 11, 2018

NY/NJ Baykeeper Opposes Proposed Rollback of Clean Water Act Protections

The proposed rollback of federal Clean Water Act protections by the Trump Administration potentially impacts millions of acres of wetlands and thousands of miles of waterways across the U.S., endangering wildlife and their habitats. Pesticide runoff, industrial waste and other pollutants that are prohibited would now be allowed to contaminate certain wetlands and waterways. “NY/NJ Baykeeper strongly opposes the Trump administration’s proposal today to roll back Clean Water Act protections,” said Greg Remaud, NY/NJ Baykeeper CEO. “This will cut back crucial protections of wetlands and...

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‘Tis the Season! Give the gift of Clean Water!

Posted on Dec 3, 2018

‘Tis the Season! Give the gift of Clean Water!

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NY/NJ Baykeeper Honors Two at Annual Award Reception & Wine Tasting

Posted on Oct 16, 2018

NY/NJ Baykeeper Honors Two at Annual Award Reception & Wine Tasting

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NY/NJ Baykeeper Officially Opens New Headquarters!

Posted on Sep 6, 2018

NY/NJ Baykeeper Officially Opens New Headquarters!

NY/NJ Baykeeper Opens New Matawan...

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ACOE Will Meet to Discuss Plans on Storm Surge Barriers

Posted on Jun 7, 2018

ACOE Will Meet to Discuss Plans on Storm Surge Barriers

UPDATE: The public comments period for the United States Army Corps of Engineers NY-NJ Harbor and Tributaries Focus Area Feasibility Study has been extended to November 5th, 2018. Comments received by November 5th will be considered and incorporated into the draft report anticipated to be released in late November/early December 2018. Comments received after this date will be included with the comments received during the public review of the draft report. The Riverkeeper Alliance has more information about the floodwalls themselves on their website that you can visit here. For more...

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Styrofoam and Its Staggering Effects on the Environment

Posted on Jun 5, 2018

Styrofoam and Its Staggering Effects on the Environment

Each year an estimated 430,000,000,000 Styrofoam and single use plastic containers/utensils are tossed in the trash worldwide. 74,000,000,000 styrofoam cups and plates are thrown in the trash every year in the United States according to the EPA. That is a lot of styrofoam! So, what exactly makes single-use plastics and styrofoam so appealing? They are disposable! No cleanup! Out of sight out of mind! But the truth is that these “one use wonders” have negative long-lasting impacts on the environment and wildlife that call it home. Styrofoam does not break down fully. Styrofoam is made from...

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