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Over 300 Waterkeeper Organizations & Affiliates in 35 countries are protecting waterways around the world.

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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 ...


The Dam Truth

From Oroville to Hoover Dam – Seven Reasons Why Climate Change Will Undermine Dams and Reservoirs as a Source of Water and Electricity Ten years ago I was pictured on the front page of the Fort Collins Coloradoan newspaper giving a presentation titled, “The Dam Truth.” The movie, “The Inconvenient Truth,” had just come out ...


Our Baja Waterkeepers Protect the Beauty of Baja California

Waterkeeper Alliance in partnership with the California-based International Community Foundation (ICF), Environment Now, and California Coastkeeper Alliance held a successful fundraising event Thursday, February 9 in Santa Monica, CA (read more here).  The event marked the official launch of ICF’s Baja California Regional Fund, an effort to raise $500,000 to sustain for the next 3 ...

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