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North Carolina Secretary of Department of Environmental Quality Donald van der Vaart discusses environmental issues with an Advanced Placement Environmental class at Broughton High School, on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 in Raleigh.

In North Carolina, We’ve Seen How Pruitt’s Appointee Advises

By Upper Neuse Riverkeeper Matthew Starr and Catawba Riverkeeper Sam Perkins  Scott Pruitt’s recent decisions to purge EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB), change eligibility requirements and appoint industry-friendly members are the latest indications that the agency established to protect our environment has been captured by the polluters it was created to regulate. SAB scientists are ...


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Hydropower is NOT Clean Energy: Dams and Reservoirs are Major Drivers of Climate Change

On November 8, 2017, the House of Representatives approved a bill, H.R. 3043, that defines hydropower as a renewable energy source and fast-tracks the licensing of large, taxpayer-funded hydro-projects, claiming that the concentration of licensing power in the hands of one federal agency—the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)—will boost a clean source of energy. Reservoirs ...


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Stand with Water Protectors & Reject Keystone XL!

By John Wathen, Hurricane Creekkeeper One year ago, I stood in solidarity with thousands of Water Protectors at Standing Rock, North Dakota to stop the flow of dirty and dangerous Bakken crude oil through the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. We were there in peaceful protest with tribal members of the ...


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Waterkeeper Alliance President Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Responds to Keystone Spill

Yesterday, TransCanada’s Keystone 1 pipeline spilled at least 210,000 gallons of tar sands oil in South Dakota, just days before the Nebraska Public Service Commission is set to decide whether to issue a key permit for Keystone XL – a proposed expansion of the same pipeline system. Initial reports suggest the spill has not impacted ...


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Leading insurance companies divest $20 billion from coal and end underwriting

Scorecard finds most insurers still failing to take action on coal to prevent dangerous climate change Leading insurance companies have pulled $20 billion out of investments in coal and a growing number are refusing to underwrite new coal projects, reveals a new scorecard on the industry from the Unfriend Coal campaign. Zurich announced this week ...


Stop a Fossil Fuel Bonanza | Dive Into Democracy

As early as this week, the United States House of Representatives may vote on H.R. 4239, deceptively called the “SECURE American Energy Act.” This bill contains massive giveaways to the fossil fuel industry. It would make it easier for companies to use our public lands and offshore areas for fossil fuel extraction while eliminating provisions ...


SECURE Act is a Public Lands and Waters Giveaway to Dirty Industry

Today, the House Natural Resources Committee will vote on the Strengthening the Economy with Critical Untapped Resources to Expand American Energy (SECURE) Act. This Act would transfer management authority for the permitting of federal oil and gas resources to states, encourage offshore oil drilling while limiting commonplace safeguards, and gravely weaken protections for marine mammals. ...


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Tribes, Landowners and Conservation Groups Intervene in Jordan Cove Pipeline Fight

Last month, Pembina, the Canadian Company behind the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline and LNG export terminal filed their Certificate Application with the federal government, marking their third attempt over a 12 year period to build a pipeline through southern Oregon to ship fracked gas overseas. The project has faced stiff opposition from impacted communities because ...


Project Osiris – The Next 20 Years of Waterkeeper Alliance

This letter, co-written by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. & Marc Yaggi, originally appeared in our 2017 Annual Report. Dear Waterkeeper Alliance supporter, Pollution, diversion and drought have triggered a global water crisis that will be the central political, cultural and economic feature of our children’s lives. The World Bank predicts that the looming world water cataclysm — ...


Legal Protest Targets Trump Fracking Plan That Threatens Colorado River

Conservation groups on Tuesday challenged a Bureau of Land Management decision to auction off more than 27,000 acres of western Colorado public lands in December for fracking operations. Fracking would threaten the dwindling water supply in the Colorado River, a water source for about 40 million people. It also would worsen Colorado’s air, water and ...