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Investigating Coal Pollution in Puchuncaví, Chile

A study by Waterkeeper Alliance and the Maule Itata Coastkeeper of the area near the AES Ventanas coal-fired power plant in Puchuncaví, Chile found toxic contamination of two drinking water wells. The full report can be read here. A Spanish-language version is available here. The groups also studied a nearby beach, where coal dust is ...


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Protecting the Heart of the Clean Water Act | Dive Into Democracy

Thank you for an amazing year of fighting for clean water! For the last Dive into Democracy for 2018, we wanted to thank all of our engaged readers for the vital role you played in standing up for environmental protection. This year, we collectively helped stop over 20 bad bills and legislative riders aimed at ...


Keeping poop out of Casco Bay, one pumpout at a time

Since it was launched in 1995, Friends of Casco Bay’s Vessel Pumpout Program has kept more than 195,000 gallons of raw sewage out of Casco Bay, Maine. Our 23-year old pumpout boat, Wanda, a.k.a. Baykeeper II, has been a workhorse, emptying approximately 6,000 sewage holding tanks and transferring the wastewater to shoreside disposal.    In addition to ...