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Waterkeepers in Alabama Fight for Virtual Coal Ash Hearings During Pandemic


Last week, Mobile Baykeeper, Coosa Riverkeeper, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, and several partners in Alabama swiftly jumped into action to protect the health...

Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to Rollback of Clean Water Act Section 401


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized damaging changes to its state water quality certification regulations under Section 401 of the...

Southern Oregon advocates challenge federal approval of Jordan Cove LNG


Today, southern Oregon organizations filed a lawsuit challenging Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval of the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal...

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,...

Insurers Must Address World’s Greatest Threat by Supporting Green and Fair Recovery


NGOs warn industry risks repeating mistakes made when it identified pandemic danger. Insurers must champion a green and fair recovery from the COVID-19...

A Silver Lining in the Time of Coronavirus


By Ted Ross, Boulder Waterkeeper and Pacific Region Waterkeeper Council Representative While we are still in the midst of a critical public-health phase...

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...

Listen to the Past: Don’t Drill Paradise


There’s an old saying that goes something like this: Those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. This week marks the 10th Anniversary...

Opponent of LNG in Oregon holds up home-made rubberstamp during FERC hearing in 2016.

Oregonians Unite to Demand Rehearing on Jordan Cove LNG Federal Approval


The Klamath Tribes, affected landowners, and public interest organizations request rehearing on fracked gas export terminal and pipeline in southern Oregon....

10 Years After the BP Disaster, Still Fighting Offshore Drilling and Environmental Injustice


Ten years ago today, on the evening of April 20, 2020, the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. This horrific catastrophe...

Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to EPA’s Mercury Emissions Rollback


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to finalize its plans to undermine its Mercury and Air Toxics Standards regulations, which protect...

Liberty Mutual Faces Pressure to Exit Tar Sands from Policyholders, Climate and Indigenous Rights Groups


Broad coalition pledges to ramp up the campaign on Liberty Mutual following inaction at the company’s annual policyholder meeting Today, at its annual...

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...

North Carolina Settlement Results in Largest Coal Ash Cleanup in America


Community Groups, N.C. DEQ and Duke Energy Reach Settlement to Clean Up Coal Ash at Six North Carolina Sites The Southern Environmental Law Center today...

20 Dams Put Peru’s Heritage at Risk


By Ben Webb and Bruno Monteferri with Marañón River Waterkeeper Photos by Ben Webb Help us protect this irreplaceable treasure. Sign up for our email...

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...

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...

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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...

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Groups Announce Historic Coal Ash Cleanup Agreement with Brunner Island


Brunner Island Power Plant Owners Agree to $1 Million Penalty, Largest Ever Assessed in PA for Coal Ash Pollution Four environmental groups today announced...

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Legal Petition Seeks Ban on Plastic Pollution From Petrochemical Plants


Decades-old EPA Limits Require Update As Plastic Production Booms More than 270 community and conservation organizations filed a legal petition today that...

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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...

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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...

Ted Evgeniadis

10 Big Local Wins Against Dirty Energy


Waterkeepers around the world fight for clean water. As Waterkeeper Alliance turns 20, we’re looking at some of their biggest wins. These fights are...

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Approval of Massive Utah Oil Shale Development


Water-sucking Project Threatens Endangered Species, Climate, Air Quality Conservation groups today sued the Trump administration to challenge what would...

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Groups Move to Defend N.C. Order that Duke Energy Must Clean Up Coal Ash Pollution at Six Sites


Duke’s Refusal Follows Years of Public Outcry, Pollution, Crimes & Spills Community groups represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center moved...

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...

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Federal Appeals Court Orders EPA to Strengthen Rule on Toxic Wastewater from Power Plants


EPA must update guidelines for reducing toxic wastewater pollution from steam-electric power plants Siding with environmentalists, the U.S. Court of Appeals...

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N.C. Coal Ash Victory: State-Level Peer Pressure


Catawba Riverkeeper Brandon Jones was standing before a packed gym of angry people in January, asking North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality...