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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 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...

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...

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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...

North Carolina Orders Duke Energy to Clean Up its Coal Ash Pollution


Decision Follows Years of Public Outcry, Pollution, Crimes & Spills After hundreds of North Carolina residents came out to meetings and called for...

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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...

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US insurers provide lifeline to coal as global insurance market shrinks


Report shows European insurers leading on restricting coal industry’s access to underwriting while U.S. insurers undermine action to tackle climate...

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Waterkeeper Alliance responds to Sutton coal ash spill


Following Duke Energy’s disclosure of a coal ash release at its L.V. Sutton Power Station outside Wilmington, N.C. on Sept. 15, 2018, Donna Lisenby,...

Major consumer, climate groups call on insurance industry to ditch fossil fuels


New campaign Insure Our Future to hold US insurers accountable for a role in climate change as first US insurance company to commit not to invest in coal...

Energy Transfer and Sunoco Pipelines Have Leaked Every Eleven Days on Average


Energy Transfer Partners, its subsidiaries including Sunoco, and joint ventures reported 527 hazardous liquids pipeline incidents to federal regulators...

Stop EPA from Eliminating Protections Against Toxic Coal Ash | Dive Into Democracy


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is attempting to roll back important public protections from coal ash, a toxic waste that contaminates water...

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Groups Blast EPA Over Proposal to Hand Over Regulation of Coal Ash to State Agency


National and local Oklahoma environmental and conservation groups jointly submitted public comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) explaining...

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Pollution Report shows significant danger posed by coal ash in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta


Mobile Baykeeper’s detailed investigation report highlights coal ash pollution and dam safety concerns at Alabama Power’s Plant Barry Mobile Baykeeper...

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Appeals Court Panel allows Bayou Bridge pipeline construction to resume while legal appeals proceeds


In 2-1 ruling, court lifts preliminary injunction and expedites appeal schedule The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit today granted a motion...

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Trump Administration Guts Safeguards For Nation’s No. 2 Toxic Pollution Threat


Coal ash waste linked to cancer, heart disease, stroke, brain damage The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decided yesterday afternoon that it will...