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Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to EPA’s Latest Plan for Regulating PFAS Discharges; Points to New Great Lakes Study as Reason for More Urgency


Waterkeeper Alliance is responding to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of its latest plan for controlling PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl...

Guayllabamba Waterkeeper

Guayllabamba Waterkeeper and the Ancestral Community Practice of Mingas

  • By: Waterkeeper Alliance
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Did you know that for many generations in the indigenous communities of the Ecuadorian highlands, when irrigation water is lacking, everyone is summoned...

John Peach

Who Is Waterkeeper: John Peach, Upper St Lawrence Riverkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The St. Lawrence River is an international border, with Ontario, Canada on one side, and the U.S. state of New York on the other. It connects Lake Ontario,...

Maule Itata Coastkeeper and the Challenges of Water, Food, and Environmental Defense

  • By: Waterkeeper Alliance
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The Nace Project (Conservation R&D) Somewhat forced by the political-social circumstances in our country of Chile, a constituent process rejected in...

Waterkeeper Alliance Opposes Final WOTUS Rule


Marc Yaggi, CEO of Waterkeeper Alliance, released the following statement in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s recent release...

Futaleufú Riverkeeper Advocates for Water Reserve Designation

  • By: Waterkeeper Alliance
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This year Futaleufú Riverkeeper celebrated ten years working to protect the Futaleufú River. It’s been a long journey of ups and downs since we began...

Waterkeeper Alliance Fly -In

Waterkeeper Alliance Holds “Fly-Over” in North Carolina to Get Better Look at CAFO Crisis


Recently, Waterkeeper Alliance held a “Fly-Over” in North Carolina. With the help of South Wings, and accompanied by a half dozen other local...

Bahia de Banderas Waterkeeper Takes an Innovative Approach to Litter and Poverty

  • By: Waterkeeper Alliance
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Bahia de Banderas Waterkeeper, an affiliate of Waterkeeper Alliance based in Mexico, has introduced a Trash4Tokens program, which is a Preventative campaign,...

LETTER: Waterkeeper Alliance Urges EPA Administrator Regan to Quickly Address Widespread PFAS Contamination


EPA pressed to meaningfully address PFAS crisis after new study found 83% of the waters tested across the country were contaminated by dangerous PFAS chemicals...

Dive Into Democracy: 2022 Year In Review


Through our Dive Into Democracy blog and email series, we informed and engaged our U.S. audience on the most pressing clean water issues of the day. In...

New Guidance from EPA will Help States Limit PFAS Pollution at the Source


This week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a memorandum to states that provides direction on how to use Clean Water Act discharge permits...

EPA’s Newly Proposed Rule to Enhance Reporting of PFAS Data is a Step in the Right Direction


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a new rule to close the minimum loophole from using per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). This...

Melinda Booth

Who Is Waterkeeper: Melinda Booth, Yuba River Waterkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The Yuba River runs for about a hundred miles from its origins in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Lake Tahoe in Northern California downhill to the Sacramento...

Loreto Coastkeeper

Monitoring Water Quality With Loreto Coastkeeper


Eco-Alianza de Loreto started Loreto Coastkeeper program in 2012 and began analyzing water quality at recreational sites along the coast of the Loreto...

Bocas de Ceniza Waterkeeper and the Tough Path to Environmental Justice in Colombia

  • By: Liliana Patricia Guerrero Ramirez
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The values that inspire us at Bocas de Ceniza Waterkeeper and guide our actions are: justice, peace, equity and respect for Mother Earth (water, soil,...

Waterkeepers Chesapeake

Waterkeepers Chesapeake Meet in Pennsylvania for Regional Summit

  • By: María Victoria Díaz-González
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In late October, Waterkeepers from the Chesapeake region gathered at the Capital Retreat Center in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania to convene and learn from one...

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Waterkeepers Bahamas: Guarding Against the Oil Industry’s Advances


Waterkeepers Bahamas was established in 2014 to ensure the waters of the Bahamas are safe for swimming, fishing and drinking for future generations of...

COP27: Groups warn of severe climate and human rights risk of new hydropower dams and schemes


Dams and hydropower schemes create major loss and damage, including producing significant amounts of methane, biodiversity loss, and community displacement....

Estero Salado Waterkeeper

Estero Salado Waterkeeper’s Efforts to Protect Waterway Arrives at COP 27


Estero Salado Waterkeeper’s efforts to protect and restore the waters of the Estero Salado, the main saltwater estuary running through the city of Guayaquil,...

Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to EPA Strengthening of Proposed Methane Standards


In response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement that it intends to strengthen its proposed standards to cut methane and other...

EPA Must Use the Clean Water Act to Regulate Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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America’s food systems are today dominated by a handful of multinational corporations that employ industrialized methods to produce most of the meat...

Biden Administration Flouts Climate Goals with Inflation Reduction Act’s First Onshore Oil, Gas Lease Sales


The Biden administration is working against U.S. climate goals and failing to protect communities, water and wildlife by auctioning oil and gas leases...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Ted Evgeniadis, Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The Susquehanna River is the longest river on the east coast of the United States. It runs for nearly 500 miles from Cooperstown, NY through the state...

Hogs in a CAFO by the Federal District Court for Eastern NC.

Op-Ed: We Must Shut Down Factory Farms to Protect Clean Water and Environmental Justice


by Gloria Reuben For years, Americans have been served an image of an idyllic family farmer who is responsible for the food that makes its way to our homes....

Waterkeeper Alliance and Other Groups Petition EPA to Improve Oversight of Water Pollution from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, a nationwide coalition of 51 citizens’ groups and community advocacy, environmental justice, and environmental advocacy...

La Paz Waterkeeper Creates Standardized Model for Recording and Analysis of Seawater Quality Monitoring

  • By: Alberto Guillén
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The work of La Paz Waterkeeper protects the health of recreational beach users in the Bay of La Paz, and raises awareness on the issue of water quality....

Tell Congress to Pass the Clean Water Standards for PFAS Act!

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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A family of dangerous emerging contaminants, PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, poses a serious risk to human health and the wellbeing of our...

Unprecedented Analysis Reveals PFAS Contamination in U.S. Waterways Shows Shocking Levels of Contamination


First-of-its kind study found 83% of the waters tested across the country were contaminated by dangerous PFAS chemicals NEW YORK — Today, Waterkeeper...

Beauty Without Comparison: Protecting Lake George’s Pristine Waters

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Lake George is rightly referred to as the Queen of American Lakes. Another honorific comes by way of Thomas Jefferson, who in 1791 as Secretary of State,...

Protecting Cabo Pulmo’s Coast

  • By: Montserrat Arreola
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Amigos para la Conservación de Cabo Pulmo, A.C. (ACCP) is a community-based organization, created by Cabo Pulmo residents, originally established to care...