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Don’t Give Pipeline Companies A Free Pass | Dive Into Democracy

A month ago, we discussed how oil and gas pipeline construction can be devastating to the environment and communities and can lead to long-lasting damage and the continued risk of spills. We also explained how the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the federal agency in charge of approving interstate natural gas pipelines, unfairly prioritizes fossil ...


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Congress Doubles Down on Fossil Fuel Addiction | Dive Into Democracy

Emboldened by a President who denies climate change and appointed an ExxonMobil executive as our Secretary of State, Congressional leadership is planning to fast-track a massive and dangerous energy bill: S.1460, the Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017. While the United States needs a visionary overhaul of its energy infrastructure, this bill doubles down ...


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Trump Breathes New Life into LNG Export in Western U.S.

Fossil fuel advocates have been pushing the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project for more than a decade, and after two failed attempts, the Trump administration is giving them new hope. In a nearly unprecedented move, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denied the project in 2016 after years of analysis. Water and ...


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Fight for a Fairer FERC! | Dive Into Democracy

Increased oil and gas production in the United States and Canada over recent years has lead to demand for new pipelines. Pipeline construction can be devastating to the environment and communities. Companies often use questionable eminent domain practices to seize land from property owners, and building pipelines can involve cutting down extensive areas of forest ...


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Cook Inletkeeper Stands Ground, Wins Against Coal and Gas

Alaska is blessed with wild and spectacular natural amenities, but logging, mining and other extractive industries have long taken a toll on its landscape and waterways. It’s a state where the fossil-fuel industry exercises a lot of power and control. In south-central Alaska, however, Cook Inletkeeper is watching closely, and acting effectively. One of its ...


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The Top 10 Ways Scott Pruitt Can Hurt the Nation’s Largest Estuary

Waterkeepers Chesapeake is a coalition of 19 Waterkeeper, Coastkeeper, Shorekeeper and Riverkeepers from around the Chesapeake Bay watershed. We asked our Waterkeepers, who know their watersheds better than anyone, their greatest fears about Scott Pruitt as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator. With Pruitt’s history of climate change denial and his close ties to the oil ...


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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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“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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Georgia legislature overwhelmingly rejects river easements for Spectra’s Sabal “Sinkhole” Trail Pipeline

John S. Quarterman is President of WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc., the Waterkeeper® Affiliate for the Withlacoochee, Alapaha, and Upper Suwannee River watersheds. On March 22, 2016, Georgia State representatives voted to defeat SR954, which would have granted easements to construct the Sabal Trail Pipeline under rivers and near springs. Georgia Sierra Club’s Colleen Kiernan summed ...


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New York’s Ban on Fracking Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Joseph Campbell is the Principal at Seneca Lake Guardian, A Waterkeeper Affiliate. New York State banned fracking, a dangerous form of drilling for methane gas, in 2014.  However, the Finger Lakes region, in the heart of New York State, is slated to become the largest fracked-gas storage and transport hub for the Northeastern United States, ...