Visit two of Long Island’s aging power plants, find out how they are killing fish and what you can do about it.
Many New York power plants are withdrawing cooling water - and injuring or killing aquatic life - even when they are not generating any electricity.
In this slideshow, three residents share what Long Island’s marine waters mean to them and the community they live in, as well as their thoughts on the impact that old power plants have had on the marine environment.
A fish tale worth telling and hearing! With a thirst for water that is almost insatiable, hundreds of the nation’s power plants are having a ripple effect on local aquatic food chains and ecosystems.
Thirsty power plants are spurring engineers to consider some unusual strategies to keep the lights on, like using the water that’s pouring down drains and toilets.
Author Steven Halwey talks about salmon recovery, dam politics and his new book "Recovering a Lost River". As recovery efforts fail river stakeholders find themselves pitted against the utilities and the federal government.
Last month the EPA was willing to restrict the nasty air toxins that power plants emit, but it was less inclined to regulate what those plants are sucking in, namely fish.
Learn more about the damage caused by the nation’s older power plants and what the EPA proposes to do about it, from Executive Director and Hudson Riverkeeper Paul Gallay and environmental attorney Reed Super.
Older power plants are addicted to water, but changing weather patterns and increasing demands are making water more scarce and putting these outdated plants at risk. Can the power industry kick its water habit?
Here are 10 things to know about power plant water use and 10 reasons to care.
For over a decade, Reed Super, a public interest environmental attorney, has fought hard to protect aquatic ecosystems from outdated power plants.
Keeping blackouts at bay is no doubt a stressful job. But a new NERC report is wrong in finding that cooling water rules could threaten grid reliability.
It's the year of two salmons: one genetically altered and under review by the FDA, and the other an inhabitant of one of the last great wild salmon runs (which is unfortunately situated atop a bunch of copper and gold deposits).
A report documenting how requiring New York power plants to upgrade to fish-friendlier cooling systems is affordable for the power industry, will cost customers little and will not affect electric reliability. (PDF)
Our report looks at how outdated power plant cooling water systems can destroy 17 billion fish and other aquatic organisms in New York every year.
Don't believe the power industry's myths: Closed-cycle cooling is standard, affordable technology that is highly effective at reducing
a power plant's impacts on local water bodies.