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Protect the Public Lands We Love | Dive Into Democracy

Powerful polluters have many resources at their disposal to sway government decisions in their favor. Often companies will influence decision-makers both in Congress and the administration so that there are multiple avenues for them to get their desired outcome. A good example of this can be seen in the fight to keep mining out of ...


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Trump Is Giving Our Oceans to the Oil Industry

Over the summer, we alerted you that at the direction of the Trump administration, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) was beginning to develop a  plan to open up more offshore areas to oil and gas drilling. On January 4, BOEM released its new five-year plan (called the “Draft Proposed Program”) for oil and ...


Thank You for Your Commitment to Clean Water | Dive Into Democracy

We launched Dive into Democracy in March of 2017, at a time when we were becoming overwhelmed by a deluge of federal legislative and policy developments that threatened many of the environmental protections we spent years fighting for. Since then, we have published a blog post nearly every week. We hoped that Dive into Democracy ...


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No More Budget Limbo | Dive Into Democracy

After wasting time pushing forward a disastrous tax plan, Congress is now scrambling to keep the federal government funded. Funding was set to run out on December 8, but Congress passed another continuing resolution to extend the deadline until December 22. This means that over the next week or so Congress will focus on coming ...


Tell the Trump Administration: National Parks are for Everyone!

“There is nothing so American as our national parks. The scenery and wildlife are native. The fundamental idea behind the parks is native. It is, in brief, that the country belongs to the people, that it is in the process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us. The parks stand ...


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Robbing Our Future to Pay the Rich | Dive Into Democracy

Waterkeeper Alliance was founded to ensure the protection of one of our greatest natural resources—water—so all can safely enjoy and benefit from our waterways. We fight polluters that seek to monopolize the use of waterways to their financial benefit. Efforts to rob the public of their health, safety, and quality of life in order to ...


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Stop a Toxic EPA Nominee! | Dive Into Democracy

UPDATE—December 14, 2017: After bipartisan opposition, Michael Dourson sent a letter withdrawing his nomination to serve as head of the EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. Thank you to everyone who contacted their Senators and spoke out against this dangerous EPA nominee—your voices made a difference! It is no secret that President Trump’s ...


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 ...


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URGENT: Protect Our Waterways From Aquatic Invaders | Dive Into Democracy

The Senate could vote as soon as today on a bill that could weaken Clean Water Act protections against the spread of invasive species in waterways. The “Vessel Incidental Discharge Act” (VIDA) has been included in a bill reauthorizing funding for the Coast Guard (S. 1129). VIDA would exempt ballast water from regulation by the ...


URGENT ACTION: Don’t let the timber industry capitalize on disaster | Dive Into Democracy

Save our national forests — clear-cutting is not the answer to wildfires. This Wednesday, the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 2936, the “Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017.” Far from what the name suggests, this bill will threaten the health of our forests and the ability of the public to have a say ...