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When Government Won’t Stop Illegal Pollution, We the People Can (For Now)

Over the last 45 years, the Clean Water Act and other federal environmental laws have dramatically reduced pollution and improved living conditions across America. Before we had the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and other vital protections for our health and our natural resources, rivers were so polluted they erupted in 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 ...


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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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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 ...


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Deadly Coal Pits of Samarinda

Samarinda is the capital city of the East Kalimantan Province of Indonesia, on the island of Borneo.  The city has a rich cultural heritage, warm generous people, but its wide, productive floodplain, which is a treasure of biodiversity, also carries blue green scars that are the result of almost two decades of coal mining. Lost ...


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Waterkeeper Alliance Investigates Coal Pollution Spill at Cliffside Power Plant

Cleveland County, NC — Waterkeeper Alliance and Broad River Alliance, a Waterkeeper Alliance and MountainTrue Affiliate, responded yesterday to a report of a water pollution spill at Duke Energy’s Cliffside Steam Station on the Broad River, 50 miles west of Charlotte, with a three-hour investigation. The reported spill appears to have been caused by heavy ...


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Waterkeeper Alliance and Partners Call for Investigation into Safety of North Carolina Drinking Water Wells

On April 1 the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), under the leadership of Governor Pat McCrory, submitted a report to the North Carolina state legislature entitled Final Report on the Study of Standards and Health Screening Levels for Hexavalent Chromium and Vanadium. In the report, DEQ reveals that it will not act to ...


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At Least Four Dead at Bangladesh Coal Plant Protest

Yesterday at least four people were gunned down and killed as they gathered to protest construction of a coal plant in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Sadly this isn’t the first time that people have been killed in Bangladesh protesting coal. In 2006, three people were killed protesting the Phulbari Coal project. These deaths didn’t have to happen. But ...


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Coal Ash Units at Duke Energy Allen Steam Station Are Not “Low Priority”

My name is Peter Harrison, I am a resident of Durham, NC, and I am an attorney for Waterkeeper Alliance. My comments tonight will focus on the right of public participation, while I will submit more technical written comments on the proposed risk classifications for the Allen Steam Station. All of my comments will support ...