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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...

20 Dams Put Peru’s Heritage at Risk

By Ben Webb and Bruno Monteferri with Marañón River Waterkeeper Photos by Ben Webb The energy company that’s been planning the Veracruz dam on the...

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...

Latin American Waterkeepers Tackle Climate Change

  • By: Rafaela Iturralde
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Leer en español “Climate change is a clear and dire threat to Latin America and the Caribbean. A threat in which the region has had little or no role...

Keep Little River Wild: Waterkeeper Alliance Supports a Wild and Scenic Designation for Alabama’s Little River

  • By: Julia Widmann
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Angie and Bill Shugart have devoted much of their lives to sharing and preserving the beauty of the unique Little River, which flows through the mountains...

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

  • By: Waterkeeper Alliance
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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...

Cook Inletkeeper’s Fight Against Climate Change for Wild Alaskan Salmon

  • By: Bart Mihailovich
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Cook Inletkeeper Bob Shavelson has been fighting climate change in Alaska for twenty years. From melting sea ice and receding glaciers to warming salmon...


Waterkeepers Fighting Climate Change: Eight Projects Making a Difference

  • By: Ellen Simon
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U.S. Waterkeepers are fighting climate change by working to protect the areas they love best from rising seas, ocean acidification, and fossil fuel industry...

We deserve a voice on our public lands!

  • By: Larissa Liebmann
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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...

Waters of the United States under the Trump admiistration.

Gulf and South Atlantic Waterkeepers Respond to Federal Clean Water Act Rollbacks

  • By: Julia Widmann
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Across the Gulf and South Atlantic regions of the US, Waterkeepers responded to the EPA rollbacks of Clean Water Act protections with creative, informative,...

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

  • By: Waterkeeper Alliance
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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...

Tell Ecology: Reject the new fossil fuel refinery along the Columbia River.|

Just Weeks Left to Stop the Biggest Climate Disaster on the Columbia River

  • By: Columbia Riverkeeper
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By Kate Murphy, community organizer at Columbia Riverkeeper Meet Dylan Haviv. He’s a 10-year-old climate activist who wants Washington state to stop...

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...

Cleanups: Opportunities for Policy Solutions

  • By: Ellen Simon
  • News

Waterkeepers have made cleanups into an opportunity for face-to-face advocacy on issues such as plastic bag bans and alternative bag fees.  The message:...

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...


Last Chance for Lighthouse Point campaign brings mobile billboard to Disney fan event

Nearly 70,000 people have now signed the StopDisney.com petition The Last Chance for Lighthouse Point campaign has brought a mobile billboard to The Walt...


Suwannee Riverkeeper Fights to Protect Okefenokee Swamp from Titanium Strip Mine

  • By: Julia Widmann
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Three times last week, Suwannee Riverkeeper John S. Quarterman helped gather locals and organizations across Georgia, north Florida, and beyond to voice...

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....

currently threatened by Disney.

Stop Disney – Last Chance for Lighthouse Point Campaign Grows and Urges Disney to Respond to Concerns of 40,000+ Supporters

Launched on July 15, the Stop Disney – Last Chance for Lighthouse Point campaign has attracted more than 40,000 supporters in just three weeks. Comments...

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...

lighthouse point bahamas

Waterkeeper Alliance Joins Leading Environmental Groups in The Bahamas in Launching StopDisney.com – Last Chance for Lighthouse Point campaign

  • By: Waterkeeper Alliance
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Waterkeeper Alliance announced today the launch of a new digital campaign to persuade Disney to drop its controversial plans to build a massive cruise...

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...

environmental justice

Tell N.C. to Take Action on Environmental Justice

Everyone should be able to cultivate a garden, open her windows, or join a church picnic on a sunny day.  For the neighbors of North Carolina’s industrial...

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
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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...