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Pollution or Profit? The True Cost of Doing Business

By North Sound Baykeeper Lee First Reposted with permission from Whatcom Watch Online When the pressure is on, we have to increase our resolve to work together to share the land, air, and water we depend on. Industry and environment can and must find a way to thrive simultaneously. One cannot flourish at the expense ...


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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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Waterkeepers Unite on the Rivers of Nepal

Written with contributions from Brett VandenHeuvel, Columbia Riverkeeper, and Christine Ellis, Deputy Director of Waccamaw Riverkeeper In April 2015, a devastating earthquake shook Nepal and took over 8,000 lives.  At the time, one Waterkeeper Organization was in Nepal. Bagmati River Waterkeeper Mausam Khanal, his organizational leader Megh Ale (now the Karnali River Waterkeeper), and their ...


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Rising Appalachia Releases Music Video, Honors World Water Day

The Atlanta-born, Appalachian-bred, New Orleans-seasoned soulful Folk/World troubadours Rising Appalachia released their latest music video today in honor of World Water Day. Rising Appalachia is honored to release Rivermouth in partnership with Waterkeeper Alliance, the largest and fastest growing nonprofit solely focused on clean water. Waterkeeper Alliance is a global movement uniting more than 300 ...


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The Terry Backer Award – Celebrating Waterkeepers Worldwide

The Waterkeeper story began along the banks of the Hudson in 1966 when commercial and recreational fishermen – many of them veterans – united to save their river and formed the Hudson River Fishermen’s Association. These fishermen recognized that outspoken, citizen-led advocacy was the only way to ensure that laws were enforced and their river, livelihood ...


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Waterkeepers Unite Around the World

Waterkeeper Alliance supports an incredible group of 314 Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates, throughout 35 countries, spanning 6 continents. The Waterkeeper movement’s commitment to clean water is unwavering every day, but World Water Day provides a chance to highlight the goal that brings us all together: drinkable, fishable, swimmable water everywhere. The theme of this year’s ...


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From Polluter to Model Farmer: The Hog Waste on Radish Hill

By Xin Hao, Ding Fan, and Mei Xiu of Qiantang River Waterkeeper Mr. Dong, a staffer of Qiantang River Waterkeeper, typically works around the clock patrolling a river in Gaojia Town, Qujiang District, Quzhou City, China. May 1st of last year, however, was not a typical day for him. He was patrolling the river with two ...


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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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The Bay is Under Threat from Washington D.C.

By San Francisco Baykeeper Sejal Choksi-Chugh, from the March 2017 edition of Bay Crossings Amid the drama of alternative facts and security leaks, the new administration has been unpredictable. And as its anti-environment agenda becomes clearer, Baykeeper’s attorneys and scientists are evaluating how best to protect San Francisco Bay from looming threats. One imminent threat is ...


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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 ...