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Support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act


The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act was introduced on March 26 by Senator Jeff Merkley (OR) and Representative Alan Lowenthal (CA) into both the...

Army Corps Sued for Failure to Protect Waterways, Endangered Wildlife From Pipeline Construction


Nationwide Permit 12 Greenlights Environmental Destruction  Environmental groups filed a lawsuit today against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a...

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Appeal Filed to Sustain Colorado River Flows and Stop Gross Dam Expansion


Coalition Stays the Course in Fight to Halt Construction of Tallest Dam in Colorado History DENVER – A coalition of conservation groups filed a notice...

Waterkeepers across Michigan fight to keep their waters pristine


The state of Michigan is primarily divided into two landmasses: the Lower and Upper Peninsulas. Michigan borders four of the five Great Lakes, and, not...

Milwaukee Riverkeeper is turning the tide on years of industrial pollution


The Milwaukee River Basin covers nearly 900 square miles across seven Wisconsin counties. Its three main rivers — the Milwaukee, the Menomonee, and the...

Settlement Agreement Reached for Windy Gap Firming Project Litigation


Today, opposing sides in the litigation over the Windy Gap Firming Project (“Project”) reached and signed a settlement agreement that ends the litigation...

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Waterkeeper Alliance and Leading Bahamian Environmental Groups Continue Extended Public Consultations on Disney’s Environmental Impact Assessment for their Controversial Project at Lighthouse Point


Waterkeeper Alliance joins with leading Bahamian environmental groups of the Stop Disney – Last Chance for Lighthouse Point Campaign in their announcement...

Danger Above and Below the Surface: Pollution Threatens Africa’s Explosive Lake Kivu


Lake Kivu sits on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The lake has a jagged coastline and dozens of islands. Most...

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Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper Leads Multi-State Great Lake CleanUP Effort with Great Lakes Waterkeepers and Partners


Collaborative, week-long trash removal event to support and protect habitats throughout the Great Lakes Basin    Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper is honored...

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Waterkeeper Alliance and Leading Bahamian Environmental Groups Slam Rushed Review of Disney’s EIA on Proposed Lighthouse Point Cruise Ship Port


Groups Plan Additional “Public Consultations” Starting April 15th Waterkeeper Alliance joins with leading Bahamian environmentalists in criticizing...

The Great Lakes Need You!


The North American Great Lakes are the most extensive freshwater system on the planet. Their surrounding watersheds and tributary rivers are essential...

Detroit Riverkeeper is Helping Reverse Decades of Unregulated Pollution 


The Detroit River is a crucial strait in the Great Lakes system, connecting Lake Erie with Lake Huron by way of the St. Clair River and Lake St. Clair....

Bahamian Environmental Groups seek an extension of the public consultation process for Disney’s draft EIA for the Lighthouse Point project


On March 26th, the partners of the Stop Disney – Last Chance for Lighthouse Point campaign wrote to the Bahamian Minister of the Environment requesting...

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Environmental Groups call out Facebook Climate Change Disinformation


Groups seek answers ahead of congressional hearing on disinformation Ahead of the March 25 Energy and Commerce congressional hearing on disinformation,...

Water Data Collaborative, a New Program at The Commons


By Erin Hofmann. Originally published by The Commons, republished with permission. The Commons was chartered as an organization built for bringing together...

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Help Suwannee Riverkeeper Save Okefenokee Swamp


Today, you can take action to help Suwannee Riverkeeper protect Okefenokee Swamp and the surrounding community in Southern Georgia and northern Florida...

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Water


In honor of World Water Day, we’re shedding light on a few facts about water that put the work of Waterkeepers into perspective.  1) 2.2 billion people...

Bahamian Environmental Groups to conduct a thorough review of Disney’s EIA


Bahamian environmental groups question whether a cruise port at Lighthouse Point is a good deal for Eleuthera and The Bahamas The Bahamian environmental...

How to run a farm and be a hero at the same time


By Mariana Cassini. Originally published by Nicoya Peninsula Waterkeeper, reposted with permission. En español a continuación In the Cobano District...

Lawsuit Launched to Overturn Denial of Endangered Species Protection for Eastern Hellbenders


North America’s Largest Salamander Threatened by River Pollution From New York to Missouri Conservation groups filed a formal notice of intent today...

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Environmental groups call Disney’s Lighthouse Point EIA litmus test of its new 2030 Sustainability Goals


On February 9, Bahamian and international environmental groups with the Stop Disney – Last Chance for Lighthouse Point campaign sent a letter to...

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Leading Environmental Group Urges President Biden Onward in Pursuit of Historic 100 Days


“The Exact Course Correction Our Nation Needed, And It Comes Not a Second Too Soon,” Says Waterkeeper’s Executive Director With numerous executive...

Broad Coalition of Environmental Nonprofits Urge Elected Officials to Oppose the Goldendale Pumped Storage Development


A coalition of fifteen environmental organizations called on Washington and Oregon elected officials to oppose the Goldendale Energy Storage Hydroelectric...

Lawsuit Launched Over Army Corps’ Failure to Protect Endangered Wildlife From Nationwide Permit Program


Program Greenlights Environmental Destruction Across Country The Center for Biological Diversity, Waterkeeper Alliance, and allies issued a formal notice...

EPA Petitioned to Protect Communities, Environment From Radioactive Phosphogypsum Stacks, Wastewater


Conservation and public-health groups petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency today to improve federal oversight of the radioactive waste produced...

Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to Biden’s Executive Orders on Climate


Marc Yaggi, Executive Director of Waterkeeper Alliance, a global movement uniting more than 350 Waterkeeper groups around the world focusing citizen action...

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Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to Biden’s First Environmental Executive Actions


Marc Yaggi, Executive Director of Waterkeeper Alliance, a global movement uniting more than 350 Waterkeeper groups around the world focusing citizen action...

26 Groups Urge Biden Administration to Take Bold Action to Protect Clean Water


Alabama Rivers Alliance, Alliance for the Great Lakes, American Rivers, American Sustainable Business Council, Black Women’s Health Imperative, Children’s...

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Suit Strives to Restore Broad Protections to Nation’s Waterways


A coalition of environmental groups today filed an amended complaint challenging a Trump administration rule redefining “waters of the United States”...

In 2020, River Protection Along China’s Beiyun Continued


Photos and text by Ms. Wong, Green Earth Volunteers Green Earth Volunteers, home to Beiyun Waterkeeper, has been dedicated to observing and protecting...