For many years, the Hudson River, like so many waterways across the U.S., was treated like an infinite waste barrel, a receptacle for poisonous chemicals and hazardous waste. During the past forty years, thanks to a committed group of environmentalists and their agencies, the river has become markedly cleaner, a far more welcoming place for small business and community investment. However, new threats loom on the horizon once again.

As journalist-activist filmmakers, we wanted to tell this story through a variety of mediums, broken into topical chapters which we continue to add to. The films and written component are complementary – we invite you to enjoy them together.

Anchors Away

While we were fighting tooth and nail to ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State, many didn’t notice the influx of large barges traversing the river. But if you are a resident of Kingston, [...]

PCB’s: A Toxic Legacy

Despite all the gains made by eliminating polluters, policing tributaries and better informing the public about how to keep the Hudson clean, the insidious leftover toxins dumped into the river [...]

Bomb Trains on the Hudson

The sight of long trains made up of one hundred-plus black, cylindrical cars, rolling slowly through cities and towns across North America – often within yards of office buildings, hospitals and [...]