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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 spill ...


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Trump’s Misrepresentation of WOTUS – And Why It Matters

On February 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order to begin a series of actions, long sought by industry, that will allow uncontrolled discharges of toxic pollution into our nation’s waters. The administrative action is aimed at slashing the number of waterways that are protected against pollution and destruction under federal law, leaving the majority ...


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Dive Into Democracy | Week of 3.13.17

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. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and laws like the Clean Water Act stop companies from dumping waste into waterways and endangering communities. But now, ...


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Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to Anti-Clean Water Executive Order

Continuing the administration’s dangerous march toward the destruction of federal clean air and water protections, today President Trump signed an executive order directing EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and others to take a series of actions, long sought by industry, that will allow uncontrolled discharges of toxic pollution into our nation’s waters.  The ...


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Nation’s First Lawsuit Filed Against EPA’s Scott Pruitt

By Columbia Riverkeeper Brett VandenHeuvel, EcoWatch Reposted with permission from EcoWatch Thursday, Columbia Riverkeeper filed the nation’s first lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator Scott Pruitt, Columbia Riverkeeper et al. v. Pruitt. Pruitt has deep ties to the fossil fuel industry. As Attorney General of Oklahoma, he repeatedly sued the EPA to weaken ...


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Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to Executive Order to Slash Regulations

On the heels of Steve Bannon declaring that the Trump administration selected particular Cabinet nominees to intentionally destroy their federal agencies, President Trump signed an executive order today setting up “regulatory reform officers” and “task forces” within the agencies to help carry out the destruction of regulations. The harsh words the administration chose to describe ...


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Scott Pruitt’s “Federalism” Plan for the Environment is Dangerous

By Jason Aamodt Scott Pruitt’s federalism plan for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is a dangerous game of pollution without representation.  Under Mr. Pruitt’s version of “federalism,” environmental protection would be limited by political boundary lines.  One obvious problem with Mr. Pruitt’s crusade is that wind, water and pollution do not respect boundary lines.  Wind ...


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Pruitt Will Help Dismantle Our Environmental Protections

This morning, Republican Senators on the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee green-lit Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator despite objection from all of the Committee’s Democratic Senators. Pruitt’s nomination now goes to the full Senate for an official vote. These concerns over Pruitt’s nomination are well-founded. Pruitt has given misleading and evasive responses to ...