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Take Action: Protect Okefenokee Swamp from a Titanium Mine


Today, you can use your voice to help protect a beautiful blackwater swamp in southern Georgia and the surrounding community from the risk of dangerous...

Thank Congress for standing up to Big Oil!


In late April, sixteen Members of Congress joined together to take a stand against Big Oil and proposed offshore drilling in the waters of The Bahamas,...

Now’s Our Chance: A Future Free of Fossil Fuels


UPDATE 5/13/2020: This post has been updated to reflect that the “Resources for Workforce Investments, not Drilling (REWIND) Act,” a comprehensive...

Tell Congress: Don’t let EPA weaken the Clean Water Act!


By Anna Maria Stebbins, Advocacy Legal Intern Our waterways are in trouble. A new regulation from the United States Environmental Protection Agency will...

Tell EPA: Now is Not the Time to Suspend Enforcement


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a sweeping “discretionary” suspension of its enforcement of environmental laws on March 26 pegged...

Act now to speak up for nonprofits!


Waterkeepers haul tires out of streams. We work to ensure toxic coal ash doesn’t flood the rivers near your home. We take school children who’ve never...

Tell Congress – It’s High Time to Break Free from Plastic


The world is choking on plastic. We have seen the horrifying images of whales and seabirds dying of starvation with bellies full of plastic. Of sea turtles...

We Can’t Turn Our Backs on the Birds


Whether it’s identifying the birds visiting a feeder outside a window, watching ducks float along a city park pond, or spotting a glimpse of an eagle...

It’s An Election Year — Time to Check Your Voter Registration!

  • By: Ellen Simon
  • News

Waterkeeper Alliance launched Dive Into Democracy in March 2017 to spur public engagement on clean water issues. We’ve used this as a forum to call attention...

Undermining a Fundamental Law


Since 1970 the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) has been a vital tool for the public to ensure that decisions made by federal agencies that impact...

Tell EPA: Stop Bailing Out Big Coal!


Not only is the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposing to allow coal-burning power plants to release more coal ash toxins into our...

A Pivotal Year For Clean Water


In 2019 we saw monumental attacks on federal clean water protections. The Trump administration is advancing plans to eliminate Clean Water Act protections...

No More Coal Ash Toxics in Our Waters!


For decades, coal-fired power plants have profited from being allowed to dump unlimited amounts of toxic coal ash pollutants into our waterways, pushing...

Sign the petition: Denounce Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

  • By: Waterkeeper Alliance
  • News

Climate change is a global threat and the Trump administration dangerously continues to deny the issue. In 2017, Trump announced he was pulling the United...

We deserve a voice on our public lands!

  • By: Larissa Liebmann
  • News

Public lands are required to be managed by the federal government to benefit the United States public as a whole, ideally in a way that protects those...

Tell EPA Administrator Wheeler: We Need a Strong Clean Water Act

  • By: Waterkeeper Alliance
  • News

Tell EPA Administrator Wheeler to stand up for a strong Clean Water Act Forty-seven years ago on October 18, 1972, the Clean Water Act was signed into...

Stop EPA’s Latest Assault on Our Health and Our Planet: Oppose Weakening of EPA’s Methane Rule


Responding to pressure from the White House and the fossil fuel industry, EPA is putting protection of our health and our planet on the chopping block...

Merriam Lake Idaho in Little Lost river range.

Tell EPA: Let states protect their waterways!


The Trump administration claims to be all about giving states greater freedom and responsibility. However, the administration suddenly sings a very different...

sewage pipes draining into waterway

Our Waterways Aren’t Sewers – Let’s Stop Treating Them That Way


For hundreds of years, our waterways were disposal sites for garbage and human waste, leading to devastating impacts on U.S. waters. The Clean Water Act...

Coal ash

Stop the Spread of Coal Ash Contamination!


The Trump administration’s weakening of public protections from coal pollution is not saving the dying coal industry and has done nothing to help struggling...

state's waters and basins

Tell your Governor – Protect our state’s waters!


The Trump administration is implementing a dangerous effort to eliminate national protections for waters—and communities—across the country. The U.S....

offshore drilling oil rig

Call for our Coasts and Climate


In early 2018, the Trump administration announced plans to expand the areas open to offshore drilling. These plans would increase drilling in the Gulf...

flooded pensacola dam

Stop Senator Inhofe’s Misuse of Military Spending Bill


U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe from Oklahoma is using his position as Chairman of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee and the military funding process to...

Put an End to Oregon’s Largest Greenhouse Gas Emitter


For over a decade, communities and groups like Rogue Riverkeeper in Oregon have been fighting a proposal for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility...

lake near forest

Stop A Massive Clean Water Act Loophole!

  • By: Larissa Liebmann
  • News

A year ago, we warned that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was considering creating a massive loophole in the Clean Water Act. EPA is now...

blue solar panel boards green infrastructure

Tell Congress to invest in true green infrastructure


The floods that sloshed through the Midwest, Texas, and the Great Plains earlier this month were a reminder that climate change, urban sprawl, and wetland...

Save Alaskan Salmon: Say No to Pebble Mine


UPDATE: The deadline to comment has been extended to July 1, 2019. Waterkeeper Alliance has its roots in fishermen banding together fighting to protect...

LAST CALL! The Clean Water Act Depends on You


UPDATE: The Trump administration denied our request to extend the WOTUS comment period, giving us only 60 days to express our fierce opposition to this...

Speak up now to save Clean Water Act protections!


The last chance to comment on a Trump administration proposal that would gut the Clean Water Act is April 15. The proposal, which has no basis in science,...

toxic water pollution coal

Tell EPA: Keep Mercury Limits Strong


Thanks to air emissions standards created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Air Act in 2011, important progress in reducing...