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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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Act Now to Stop the Repeal of the “Methane Rule”

Senate Republicans move to repeal the Methane Rule, put protection of our environment and taxpayer financial interests on the chopping block Today, the Senate is expected to vote on a proposed repeal of the so-called “Methane Rule.” The oil and gas industry likes to light methane on fire on our public lands. It flames and ...

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Mountain Watershed Association Appeals Rustic Ridge Deep Mine Permit

By Krissy Kasserman, Youghiogheny Riverkeeper. A version of this post originally appeared on Youghiogheny Riverkeeper’s blog. On Friday, January 13th, the Mountain Watershed Association, home of the Youghiogheny Riverkeeper, filed an appeal of the issuance of a mining permit for LCT Energy LLC’s Rustic Ridge #1 mine with the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board. The Rustic Ridge deep ...


Trump’s Cabinet Will Throw Us Into Environmental Catastrophe

ACT NOW: Write your Senator today and demand they do not approve Rick Perry, Scott Pruitt, Ryan Zinke, and Rex Tillerson to Trump’s Cabinet. The facts are clear. President-Elect Trump’s Cabinet nominees represent a targeted and well-thought out assault on America’s environmental protections. The President-Elect is stacking his leadership with not only the fossil fuel industry’s ...

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The Legal Reasons DAPL Is Not Dead

Daniel E. Estrin is General Counsel and Legal Director for Waterkeeper Alliance. Like many concerned citizens, I initially felt great relief on December 4th when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will not grant Energy Transfer Partners an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to cross the Missouri River at Lake ...

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“Dirty Dozen” Calls Out Most Threatened Waters in Georgia

Written by Georgia Water Coalition, a group of more than 230 organizations including Altamaha Riverkeeper, Apalachicola Riverkeeper, Chattachoochee Riverkeeper, Flint Riverkeeper, Ogeechee Riverkeeper, Satilla Riverkeeper, Savannah Riverkeeper, St. Marys Riverkeeper, and WWALS Watershed Coaltion, a Waterkeeper Affiliate. Georgia’s leading water coalition named its “Dirty Dozen” for 2016, highlighting 12 of the worst offenses to Georgia’s waters. ...

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BNSF Railway will clean up coal pollution in Washington waters

A coalition of environmental organizations and BNSF Railway (BNSF) have reached an agreement in principle that will ensure that BNSF starts to clean up and prevent pollution from their coal trains. The agreement, which is expected to be finalized as a court order in the next 60 days, will put on hold the ongoing trial ...

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Stop Dakota Access Before It’s Too Late

Our deadly addiction to fossil fuels and ​our ​too slow transition to a clean energy economy is threatening our very existence, and ultimately ​forces citizens to take measures into their own hands, like the thousands who are engaging in non-violent protest in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.  Their reward?  Pepper spray, vicious attack ...

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We Continue Our Fight

As news of yesterday’s U.S. Presidential election reverberates around the world, we want to assure you that it will not deter the Waterkeeper movement’s global work fighting for social justice, strong communities, and healthy waterways. On the contrary, Waterkeeper Alliance will be more ambitious than ever in its efforts to continue to strengthen and grow a ...


The Coal Mine and the Town It Will Swallow

It’s not easy to admit for a coal campaigner, but after 10 years of sustained campaigning, my home town of Newcastle, at the mouth of the Hunter River on Australia’s east coast, is still the world’s largest export coal port. Every year, the Port’s three coal-loading facilities (a fourth has now been approved) fill almost 2,000 Capesize ships with ...