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Waterkeepers Chesapeake Has One Clear Demand: Ban Fracking Now

Written by Katlyn Clark of Waterkeepers Chesapeake. For the past few years, Waterkeepers Chesapeake has worked to prevent horizontal hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) from coming to the state of Maryland. We had a short-lived victory when a 2-year moratorium law passed in the beginning of 2015 – but that law will expire in October 2017, meaning that ...

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Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to Executive Order to Slash Regulations

On the heels of Steve Bannon declaring that the Trump administration selected particular Cabinet nominees to intentionally destroy their federal agencies, President Trump signed an executive order today setting up “regulatory reform officers” and “task forces” within the agencies to help carry out the destruction of regulations. The harsh words the administration chose to describe ...

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Environmental groups challenge Ecology’s new permits for industrial dairies

On Feb. 17, 2017, a coalition of environmental groups filed an appeal with the Washington state Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB) challenging the Department of Ecology’s waste discharge permits for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). The appeal alleges the permits fail to include basic water quality monitoring requirements and fail to require best-available technology for ...

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