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Wealth Before Health: State Regulators Ignoring Big Sky’s Big Pollution Problem


Wealthy Developers Get Categorical Exclusions; Ignoring Cumulative Impacts Polluting Gallatin River Watershed Originally posted by Upper Missouri Waterkeeper....

Casco Baykeeper Ivy Frignoca takes a water sample from a boat.

Who is Waterkeeper: Ivy Frignoca, Casco Baykeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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When the Casco Baykeeper position opened up six years ago, Ivy Frignoca jumped at the opportunity. Frignoca is a lawyer and environmental advocate, whose...

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Plastic Free July: Thinking beyond litter, landfills, and recycling rates


Plastic Free July is a global movement for cleaner streets, oceans, and communities. Waterkeeper Alliance salutes our partners and all those fighting back...

500+ Organizations Call on US and Canadian Leaders to Reject Carbon Capture and Storage as a False Solution to Climate Crisis


It’s Time to End the Carbon Capture of Climate Policy In an open letter sent today to leaders in the United States and Canada, more than 500 US, Canadian,...

Support the Environmental Justice Legacy Pollution Cleanup Act

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The Environmental Justice Legacy Pollution Cleanup Act is proposed legislation from Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative A. Donald McEachin (VA-04)....

Lawsuit Filed to Overturn Denial of Endangered Species Protection to Eastern Hellbenders


North America’s Largest Salamanders Are Threatened by River Pollution From New York to Missouri A lawsuit filed today by five conservation groups challenges...

Clean Water Act Victory in the Washington State Court of Appeals


Originally published by Puget Soundkeeper, reposted with permission. Soundkeeper and Partners Successful in their Challenge of a Statewide Agricultural...

Washington Appellate Court Rejects State’s Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Permits, Finds State Failed to Protect Water Quality and Account for Climate Change


Yesterday, as record-setting heat threatened the sustainability of Washington’s water resources, a three-judge panel of the Washington Court of Appeals...

Who is Waterkeeper: John Forrester, Werribee Riverkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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John Forrester has been the Werribee Riverkeeper in Australia since 2014. His love of the river, however, goes back much further than that. Forrester has...

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Hundreds of Groups Demand Biden Name Climate-Focused FERC Commissioner


With a Biden nominee on the way, climate activists want the White House to prioritize a shift off fossil fuels Over 320 community, climate, and environmental...

Restore Section 401 to the Clean Water Act


A controversial 2020 regulation promulgated by the Trump EPA dramatically diminished state and tribal authority under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act....

Groups to Biden: Halt New Oil Drilling, Cancel Trump Leases on Public Lands


Climate, Indigenous and conservation groups today called on the Biden administration to halt new drilling permits and to cancel unlawful Trump-era oil...

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Biden Administration Comes Up Short in Action to Restore National Clean Water Protections


Important Waterways Across the Country Left Unprotected Indefinitely During Administrative Process Citing to the significant environmental degradation...

Nature Always Wins: The Colorado River Basin’s Dam Problem


The fight for clean and free-flowing waterways often runs up against dams. These structures once seemed like great solutions for how to provide power and...

This World Oceans Day, Pledge to #DefendTheDeep


 When the crew of Apollo 17 took their famous photograph of Earth in 1972 on the last crewed lunar mission, what was suddenly and dramatically clear...

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Great.com Interviews Waterkeeper Alliance about Fighting to Keep Our Water Clean, Safe and Secure

  • By: Guest Contributor
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By Great.com Karim Bukhadurov from Great.com interviewed Waterkeeper Alliance as part of their ‘Great.com Talks With…’ podcast. This...

The East Kali River Waterkeeper, Sonal Bhushan, stands next to a river with green trees along the riverbanks.

Who is Waterkeeper: Sonal Bhushan, East Kali River Waterkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The East Kali River in India runs for 300 miles, through eight districts of Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state located in the northern end of...

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International, American, and Bahamian Environmental Groups Slam Disney for Stifling Public Debate over Controversial Cruise Ship Port in The Bahamas


Waterkeeper Alliance, Friends of the Earth US, and four Bahamian environmental groups — reEarth, BREEF, Save the Bays, and Waterkeepers Bahamas — expressed...

Public Health Experts, Conservationists Ask Mexico’s Highest Court to Uphold Suspension of 49,000-Hog Industrial Animal Operation in Yucatán Peninsula


Efforts Support Constitutional Claims Raised by Mayan Children MEXICO CITY, Mexico— Conservation groups, scientists, doctors, and public-health experts...

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Support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act


The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act was introduced on March 26 by Senator Jeff Merkley (OR) and Representative Alan Lowenthal (CA) into both the...

Army Corps Sued for Failure to Protect Waterways, Endangered Wildlife From Pipeline Construction


Nationwide Permit 12 Greenlights Environmental Destruction Environmental groups filed a lawsuit today against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a...

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Deadline Looming for Public Comments on Disney’s Controversial Cruise Port in The Bahamas


The Stop Disney – Last Chance for Lighthouse Point Campaign is urging the public in The Bahamas and across the world to submit comments on Disney’s...

Sandy Bihn walks on a rocky beach near the water.

Who is Waterkeeper: Sandy Bihn, Lake Erie Waterkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Sandy Bihn has been Lake Erie Waterkeeper since 2004, though she says she has had an inherent love of water her entire life, something that has always...

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Appeal Filed to Sustain Colorado River Flows and Stop Gross Dam Expansion


Coalition Stays the Course in Fight to Halt Construction of Tallest Dam in Colorado History DENVER – A coalition of conservation groups filed a notice...

Waterkeepers across Michigan fight to keep their waters pristine


The state of Michigan is primarily divided into two landmasses: the Lower and Upper Peninsulas. Michigan borders four of the five Great Lakes, and, not...

Milwaukee Riverkeeper is turning the tide on years of industrial pollution


The Milwaukee River Basin covers nearly 900 square miles across seven Wisconsin counties. Its three main rivers — the Milwaukee, the Menomonee, and the...

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Lake Erie ignited America’s environmental movement, but still suffers from a new wave of pollution

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Lake Erie is the shallowest and fishiest of the Great Lakes. Nearly a third of the Great Lakes population resides in the Lake Erie watershed — the lake...

Creatd, Inc. Announces the Launch of Vocal’s Newest Owned-and-Operated Community, ‘Earth’


– Creatd marks Earth Day with the launch of ‘Earth,’ Vocal’s dedicated community for stories about the natural world and sustainability....

Settlement Agreement Reached for Windy Gap Firming Project Litigation


Today, opposing sides in the litigation over the Windy Gap Firming Project (“Project”) reached and signed a settlement agreement that ends the litigation...

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Waterkeeper Alliance and Leading Bahamian Environmental Groups Continue Extended Public Consultations on Disney’s Environmental Impact Assessment for their Controversial Project at Lighthouse Point


Waterkeeper Alliance joins with leading Bahamian environmental groups of the Stop Disney – Last Chance for Lighthouse Point Campaign in their announcement...