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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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Statement of Maia Raposo to EPA’s Office Of Water

*Waterkeeper Alliance participated in EPA’s Office of Water public listening session, “Reducing Regulatory Burden,” on May 2, 2017.  Hi, my name is Maia Raposo and I am the Director of Communications and Marketing at Waterkeeper Alliance. Waterkeeper Alliance strengthens and grows a global network of grassroots leaders protecting everyone’s right to clean water.  We are comprised ...


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Save EPA | Dive Into Democracy

On top of trying to remove the regulatory safeguards that industry finds too costly, the Trump administration is also launching an effort to weaken – and in some cases, eliminate entirely – the federal agencies charged with creating these safeguards. The “Reorganizing the Executive Branch” website features a video of the Office of Management and ...


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People Before Profits | Dive Into Democracy

Powerful and wealthy corporations and industry trade groups have been flooding the Trump administration with requests to gut critical public health and environmental regulations that industry argues are cutting into their profits or are simply unnecessary. In reality, these requests are nothing more than corporate wish lists that prioritize profits over public safety and clean ...


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Get In The Streets – Join Us At The Peoples Climate March!

Whether it is rising sea levels, ocean warming and acidification, or changing weather patterns, climate change impacts every single one of us, and hurts the most vulnerable communities around the world most. On top of this, fossil fuels – which are the source of the majority of greenhouse gas emissions – have other devastating water ...


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Dive Into Democracy | Week of 3.20.17

Dive Into Democracy is Waterkeeper Alliance’s weekly roundup of current attacks on America’s clean water protections and how to take action. Want to get them in your email? Sign up here. Last Thursday, the Trump Administration revealed the proposed federal budget, which guts funding for many federal agencies – and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ...


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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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Clean Water Needs EPA

On the spring day of April 22, 1970, more than 20 million Americans took to the streets to demand clean water, clean air, and other environmental protections.  Many of these protestors took action after viewing a cascading parade of environmental and public health disasters, like Ohio’s Cuyahoga River catching fire and the Santa Barbara oil ...