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Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to WOTUS Withdrawal

NEW YORK, NY – Continuing its march toward elimination of key Clean Water Act protections, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued a formal notice of withdrawal for the Obama administration’s rule defining which waters can be protected against pollution and destruction under federal law. This is the first step in EPA Administrator Scott ...


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The Largest Source of Toxic Water Pollution | Dive Into Democracy

Every year, over 2 billion pounds of pollutants are dumped into our waterways by power plants – the largest source of toxic water pollution in our country. This wastewater contains heavy metals and chemicals known to harm human health, like lead, mercury and arsenic. Approximately 23,000 miles of rivers and streams in the United States ...


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Pulling out of the Paris Agreement is a threat to human rights

By Maia Berlow, Advocacy Intern at Waterkeeper Alliance As I think about the different categories of rights I deeply care about — minority, women’s and children’s rights, freedom of expression, and the right to housing — it becomes increasingly clear that all of these rights are threatened by climate change. Climate change already disrupts people’s ...