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Business Runs Better on Clean Water

Reposted with permission from Orange County Coastkeeper Blog Coastkeeper works to safeguard Orange County’s 42 miles of coastline and protect its invaluable fishable, swimmable, drinkable and sustainable waters. We are now the region’s principal steward of clean water, using the federal Clean Water Act and California Coastal Act to protect, preserve and restore Orange County’s ...


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Read for the Earth: Wake up Our Love for Nature

By Mei Xue1 and Lan Xiaowen2 of Qiantang River Waterkeeper April 22nd of each year is Earth Day, a festival dedicated to the world’s environmental protection. This internationally recognized day raises the public’s consciousness of existing environmental problems and mobilizes people to participate in the environmental movement. The goal is for people to start to follow a ...


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Sail, Boat, or March to Save Our Oceans

On six continents, Waterkeeper Alliance has over 300 Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates fighting for healthy waterways, many of those along coasts taking on issues that affect our oceans. Along the coast of California, California Coastkeeper Alliance actively urges regulators to take actions to mitigate climate change and the ocean acidification that goes with it. On ...


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Our Oceans, Our Future | Dive Into Democracy

Our coasts are under grave threat from the Trump administration catering to fossil fuel companies. The land under the ocean off of our coasts is considered public lands, which means the federal government is in charge of deciding how they are used. Under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, the federal government decides what offshore ...


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Deja Vu Every Four Days

“This has been the longest 100 days that I can remember.” “It is exhausting.” “It feels like all the clean water, climate, and clean air protections we have achieved, have been destroyed with the stroke of a pen.” Sound familiar? For many of us who believe that sound science should trump greed in determining our ...


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URGENT: Don’t let Industry Hijack our Regulatory Process!

5/26/2017: This post has been updated to reflect the advancement of the RAA. Over the past few weeks, we’ve discussed EPA’s important role in creating environmental safeguards in the form of federal regulations, and how the Trump Administration’s effort to “cut the red tape” caters to industry’s desire to increase profits at our expense. Unfortunately, ...


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Testing the Waters So You Don’t Have To

By London Waterkeeper Theo Thomas The River Thames sometimes meets bathing water quality standards and sometimes it doesn’t. But we don’t know when. London Waterkeeper’s latest project, A Thames Fit To Swim, sees a future where environmental information is made public and river users know when sewage bacteria levels are high. If this goal were ...


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North Sound Baykeeper tours Hangman Creek, Washington’s most polluted stream

By North Sound Baykeeper Lee First Reposted with permission from RE Sources for Sustainable Communities My favorite aspect of being the North Sound Baykeeper is connecting with the Waterkeeper Alliance community, which includes over 315 Waterkeepers around the world. Networking with these water protectors, as well as participating in the Waterkeeper Alliance annual conference, has increased my ...


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Through Wind, Rain and Heat – Waterkeepers March For Climate Justice

On April 29th, 2017, an extraordinary gathering of passionate people emerged in towns and cities across the world to march for climate justice. Over 200,000 marched in Washington, D.C. alone – and tens of thousands marched in 370 sister marches. The climate crisis is a water crisis. Climate change is the biggest challenge our communities ...


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Fighting for the Right to Stop Pollution in the Bay

Reposted with permission from San Francisco Baykeeper Baykeeper is opposing a bill recently introduced in the U.S. Congress that would make it harder for us to protect San Francisco Bay from pollution. The bill, H.R. 1179, weakens a provision of the federal Clean Water Act that Baykeeper has used hundreds of times to prevent polluters ...