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Restoring Eroded Farmland through Creative Partnerships

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By Emily Sutton, the Haw Riverkeeper with Haw River Assembly. Reposted with permission from Haw River Assembly. Controlling Erosion with Mushrooms Saxapahaw,...

Lawsuit Launched to Overturn Denial of Endangered Species Protection for Eastern Hellbenders


North America’s Largest Salamander Threatened by River Pollution From New York to Missouri Conservation groups filed a formal notice of intent today...

Ameren’s Sioux Power Station at the confluence between the Mississippi and the Missouri Rivers during a flooding event

Water Protection Groups File Notice to Sue Ameren over Toxic Coal Ash Pollution Violations


Waterkeeper Alliance, Missouri Confluence Waterkeeper, and Great Rivers Environmental Law Center today announced that they have served Ameren Corporation,...

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Environmental groups call Disney’s Lighthouse Point EIA litmus test of its new 2030 Sustainability Goals


On February 9, Bahamian and international environmental groups with the Stop Disney – Last Chance for Lighthouse Point campaign sent a letter to...

After Drilling Bust Off The Bahamas, Groups Call for Permanent Ban


Despite BPC Oil Drilling Failure, Danger from Offshore Drilling Persists The Bahamas Have Dodged a Bullet, Environmental Leaders Say After facing months...

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Leading Environmental Group Urges President Biden Onward in Pursuit of Historic 100 Days


“The Exact Course Correction Our Nation Needed, And It Comes Not a Second Too Soon,” Says Waterkeeper’s Executive Director With numerous executive...

Broad Coalition of Environmental Nonprofits Urge Elected Officials to Oppose the Goldendale Pumped Storage Development


A coalition of fifteen environmental organizations called on Washington and Oregon elected officials to oppose the Goldendale Energy Storage Hydroelectric...

Lawsuit Launched Over Army Corps’ Failure to Protect Endangered Wildlife From Nationwide Permit Program


Program Greenlights Environmental Destruction Across Country The Center for Biological Diversity, Waterkeeper Alliance, and allies issued a formal notice...

EPA Petitioned to Protect Communities, Environment From Radioactive Phosphogypsum Stacks, Wastewater


Conservation and public-health groups petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency today to improve federal oversight of the radioactive waste produced...

Reclaiming the Commons

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Some Thoughts on Rivers, Wildlife, and People By James G. Blaine and Bernard W. Sweeney I. The Tragedy of the Commons “Picture a pasture open to all,”...

Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to Biden’s Executive Orders on Climate


Marc Yaggi, Executive Director of Waterkeeper Alliance, a global movement uniting more than 350 Waterkeeper groups around the world focusing citizen action...

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Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to Biden’s First Environmental Executive Actions


Marc Yaggi, Executive Director of Waterkeeper Alliance, a global movement uniting more than 350 Waterkeeper groups around the world focusing citizen action...

26 Groups Urge Biden Administration to Take Bold Action to Protect Clean Water


Alabama Rivers Alliance, Alliance for the Great Lakes, American Rivers, American Sustainable Business Council, Black Women’s Health Imperative, Children’s...

Groups Challenge Trump Administration Sale of 58,000 Acres of Public Lands for Oil, Gas Drilling


Feds ignored effect on groundwater, cumulative climate impacts A coalition of groups today challenged five Bureau of Land Management oil and gas lease...

N.C. Court Chooses to Restrict Local Property Rights of Neighbors Besieged by Industrial Hog Waste


Ruling Draws an Appeal From Civil Rights and Environmental Groups Challenging Special Legal Protections for Industrial Hog Operations Individuals suffering...

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Suit Strives to Restore Broad Protections to Nation’s Waterways


A coalition of environmental groups today filed an amended complaint challenging a Trump administration rule redefining “waters of the United States”...

In 2020, River Protection Along China’s Beiyun Continued


Photos and text by Ms. Wong, Green Earth Volunteers Green Earth Volunteers, home to Beiyun Waterkeeper, has been dedicated to observing and protecting...

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Environmentalists Request Update on Disney’s Project at Lighthouse Point


On December 14th, the Last Chance for Lighthouse Point campaign partners sent a letter to the Bahamian Minister of the Environment and Housing and the...

500 Groups Urge Biden to Order Fossil Fuel Leasing Ban


Proposed Executive Order Could Be Implemented Immediately by New Interior Secretary Hundreds of conservation, Native American, religious and business groups...

Tell Biden: It’s time to put clean water and a healthy environment front and center


With the Biden administration set to assume power next month, we’re strategizing what the next four years will mean for our movement to protect clean...

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Leading Environmental Group Urges 5-Point Action Plan During Biden Administration’s First 100 Days


Waterkeeper Alliance and More Than 100 of its U.S. Waterkeeper Groups Send Memorandum to President-Elect “It’s Now or Never,” Says Waterkeeper’s...

Waterkeeper Alliance Names Gloria Reuben as President


Environmental activist, actress, singer, and author to lead global nonprofit in fight for clean water Waterkeeper Alliance, the leading global nonprofit...

Statement Regarding Attempt to Silence Citizen Advocacy in Chile

  • By: Marc Yaggi
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Marc Yaggi, executive director of Waterkeeper Alliance, released the following statement regarding attempts to silence the voice of the environmental defender...

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Local Clean Water Wins from the November 2020 Election


Clean water was *literally* on the ballot on November 3 for many counties and states across the United States. Local and state ballot initiatives asked...

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It’s time for NC to make a simple, scientific, change to improve its water quality standards


North Carolina is behind Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, and Mississippi in water quality standards By Brandon Jones, Catawba Riverkeeper Gov. Roy...

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Life on a Boat on Dongting Lake


By Katherine Olson, Communications Associate with Waterkeepers China Many environmental organizations know the importance of getting youth engaged with...

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Protecting the Great Lakes at the Source


By Jill Jedlicka, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper The source, or headwaters, of a river or stream is the critical building block of waterways that influence...

Legal Protest Blasts Trump Administration Plan for 47,000 Acres of Fracking Leases in Colorado


Leases Threaten Sage Grouse, Climate Pollution Weeks Ahead of Biden’s Promised Leasing Ban Conservation groups filed a protest today challenging the...

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This Holiday Season, Buy Locally from Sustainable Farmers


By David Caldwell, Broad Riverkeeper with MountainTrue. Originally published by MountainTrue. Photos by Colfax Creek Farm. As we approach the holiday season,...

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Legal Protest Blasts Plan for 430 Square Miles of Fracking Leases in Wyoming


Trump Plan Threatens 43 Million Tons of Climate Pollution Ahead of Biden’s Promised Leasing Ban Citing harm to wildlife, clean air, and the climate,...