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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 ...


Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to Scott Pruitt’s Confirmation as EPA Administrator

Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the U.S. EPA — an agency he has sued 14 times in the past 6 years to block its vital efforts to protect our public health and environment. Polluting industries across the country are celebrating today while our children and grandchildren will pay an enormous ...