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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...

Groundwater Monitoring Reveals Widespread Radioactivity at Duke Energy Coal Plants​



Data shows high levels of radioactivity at 11 of 18 plants Today is the deadline for coal-fired power plants to post the results of their groundwater...

Federal judge blocks construction of Bayou Bridge pipeline


Pipeline construction would “irreparably harm” Atchafalaya Basin BATON ROUGE, LA – Federal District Court Judge Shelly Dick halted the construction...

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Press Conference: Atchafalaya groups discuss fight to stop Bayou Bridge pipeline


Groups will gather outside federal courthouse prior to hearing on preliminary injunction BATON ROUGE, LA— Representing the interests of the millions...

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Atchafalaya Groups Seek Halt to Construction of Bayou Bridge Pipeline


Federal Judge Will Hear Requests for Immediate Injunction in Atchafalaya Seeking an immediate halt to the controversial Bayou Bridge pipeline, several...

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Hydropower is NOT Clean Energy: Dams and Reservoirs are Major Drivers of Climate Change


On November 8, 2017, the House of Representatives approved a bill, H.R. 3043, that defines hydropower as a renewable energy source and fast-tracks the...

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Waterkeeper Alliance President Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Responds to Keystone Spill


Yesterday, TransCanada’s Keystone 1 pipeline spilled at least 210,000 gallons of tar sands oil in South Dakota, just days before the Nebraska Public...

Leading insurance companies divest $20 billion from coal and end underwriting


Scorecard finds most insurers still failing to take action on coal to prevent dangerous climate change Leading insurance companies have pulled $20 billion...

EPA Withholding Public Information; Groups File Freedom of Information Suit Over America’s Worst Toxic Water Pollution Source


First, EPA abruptly abandoned protections to prevent toxics from being dumped into our waterways — now, the agency is illegally keeping information...

Organizations, Citizens Speak Out Against EPA’s Rollback of Toxic Water Pollution Limits


Waterkeeper Alliance says EPA’s action to delay requirements is illegal Environmental and health organizations and concerned citizens from throughout...

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Duke Energy’s Plans for Coal Ash Dumps Threaten Indiana’s Great Rivers, Underground Water Supplies


The company’s plan to leave toxic waste in place will cause contamination State and national public interest groups are calling on Indiana environmental...

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Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from Paris Agreement


President Trump’s decision is divorced from reality and puts the United States on the wrong side of history. NEW YORK, NY – President Trump today...

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Polluters Ask Trump Administration to Cut Safeguards for Nation’s No. 2 Toxic Pollution Threat


Coal Ash Waste Linked to Cancer, Heart Disease, Stroke, Brain Damage Dangerous piles of industrial waste laced with lead, arsenic, mercury and other toxics...

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Report Reveals Coal Mining a Major Obstacle to Indonesian Food Security


Indonesian mining advocacy network, JATAM, and international clean water nonprofit, Waterkeeper Alliance, today released a damning report, “Hungry...

Rampal Thermal Power Plant: Potential Air Pollution, Toxicity and Effects on Human Health


A press conference was held for the publication of international research report titled as “Rampal Thermal Power Plant: Potential Air Pollution, Toxicity...

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Groups Sue To Block Trump Rollback of Safeguards For America’s Worst Toxic Water Pollution Source


Discharges from Coal Plants to Public Waters Increase Cancer and Brain Damage Risk WASHINGTON, D.C. – A coalition of environmental and public health...

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President Trump’s Offshore Drilling Executive Order an Affront to Coastal Communities


NEW YORK, NY – President Trump issued an Executive Order today that begins the process of vastly expanding offshore oil and gas drilling. Called...

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New nationwide coalition unites to stop Energy Transfer Partners


Impacted groups including Native Americans, landowners, environmental justice communities, and allies fight to #StopETP  Today, a diverse coalition of...

EPA seeks to dismantle regulation of America’s largest source of toxic water pollution


In a personal response to a request from a syndicate of the country’s biggest and richest power companies, Donald Trump’s EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt...

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Legal Protest Targets Trump’s Fracking Plan of 100,000 Acres in Colorado


Fracking Threatens Colorado River, Endangered Species, Climate, Rocky Mountain National Park and Dinosaur National Monument Conservation groups have filed...

Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to President Trump’s Executive Order on Climate


Today, President Trump signed an executive order that will have grave climate impacts. The order rolls back many Obama Administration initiatives to curb...

Groups Intervene to Protect the Stream Protection Rule


Washington, D.C.- Today, a coalition of local and national community and conservation groups filed a motion to be allowed to help defend the national Stream...

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Waterkeeper Alliance | 2016 Annual Report


Thanks to your generous support, Waterkeeper Alliance had a remarkable fiscal year. As of June 30, 2016, Waterkeeper Alliance had 292 Member and Affiliate...