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Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to Water Transfers Rule Decision


Waterkeeper Alliance is very disappointed in the Second Circuit’s 2-1 reversal of the summary judgment granted in our favor by the district court,...

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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...

Waterkeeper Alliance Petitions EPA To End Federal Contracts With ExxonMobil


Environmental group says U.S. cannot do business with oil company that intentionally misleads Americans about climate change New York, NY — Today,...

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Speaks At Standing Rock Reservation in Protest of Pipeline


Waterkeeper Alliance President says pipeline’s inevitable leak will poison drinking water of 18 million STANDING ROCK – Yesterday, to prevent one of...

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Waterkeeper Alliance and North Carolina Riverkeepers Launch “The True Cost of Industrial Meat Production” Environmental Justice Video Campaign


Series captures environmental injustices perpetrated by the pork industry against North Carolina’s most vulnerable populations NEW YORK, NY — Waterkeeper...

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Waterkeeper Alliance Notifies EPA of Intent to Sue to Compel Action on Drinking Water Regulations


Click here to access the full Notice of Intent to Sue.  EPA has missed ten Safe Drinking Water Act deadlines for monitoring and regulating strontium,...

Environmental Groups Win National Victory for Clean Water


Agreement reached with EPA to adopt stronger standards in management of industrial stormwater pollution NEW YORK, NY – August 17, 2016 – A coalition...

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Curing China’s “Cancer Villages”


Shadowing Mr. Huo, the Upper Huai River Waterkeeper, also known as the “Huai River Guardian (淮河卫士)” in China, on a typical patrol day was,...

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His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, Live to Love International and Waterkeeper Alliance Launch Himalayan Initiative to Protect the Waters of Ladakh and Himalayas


Building a movement to gather data necessary to combat the impacts of climate change on the, the Himalayas, the world’s largest freshwater resource LADAKH,...

Waterkeeper Alliance Opposes “Monsanto Shield” Provision in Chemical Safety Reform Legislation


NEW YORK, NY — April 19, 2016 — Waterkeeper Alliance and 55 Waterkeeper member organizations and affiliates across the country are urging President...

Environmental Groups: Federal Government Tried to Hide Serious Harm to Endangered Species from Industrial Cooling Systems


Ask court to compel agencies to release original biological opinion finding EPA’s cooling water rule will jeopardize endangered species NEW YORK, NY...

Bangladesh’s Ratargul Swamp Forest Poisoned in Act of Environmental Sabotage


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Sylhet, Bangladesh ­— October 26, 2015 —  Unknown culprits have poisoned a prominent canal in the Ratargul Swamp Forest...

Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to EPA’s final Power Plant Toxic Water Pollution Rule


NEW YORK, NY — Today, the United States Environmental Protection Agency released a final rule setting limits on toxic water pollution from power...

Waterkeeper Alliance and Colorado Partner Groups Assess Impacts of Animas River Spill


Durango, Colorado and New York, NY – Yesterday’s spill of one million gallons of wastewater from an abandoned mine into the Animas River, a tributary...

Lawsuit Challenges Loopholes in New EPA Rule Exempting Wetlands and Streams From Clean Water Act Protections


In Bow to Industry, EPA Rule Hurts Water Quality, Human Health and Wildlife Across Country WASHINGTON—Conservation groups filed a lawsuit today challenging...

Groups File Lawsuit Against EPA’s Weak Industrial Stormwater Permit


Challenge vague limits that will be ineffective in controlling discharge of pollution from many industrial facilities into nation’s waterways New York,...

US EPA and Army Corps Issue Weak Clean Water Rule


EPA rolls back protections for streams and rivers New York, NY and Washington, DC – May 27, 2015 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and...

Maryland Court Rules in Favor of Local Riverkeepers and Rejects Weak Montgomery County Stormwater Permit


On April 2, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruled against the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) and sent the flawed stormwater permit for...

Cape Fear River Watch and Waterkeeper Alliance Oppose Proposed Reclassification of the Lower Cape Fear River


DENR Proposal Ignores Pollution Sources to the Detriment of North Carolina Citizens WILMINGTON, NC – March 5, 2015 – Cape Fear River Watch and Waterkeeper Alliance,...

Waterkeeper Alliance Statement on EPA’s Final “Connectivity” Report


January 16, 2015 – The release of EPA’s final report, Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the...

Coalition Files Lawsuit to Protect Endangered Sea Turtles, Whales, Aquatic Species


Coalition Files Lawsuit to Protect Endangered Sea Turtles, Whales, Aquatic Species Endangered Species Nationwide Threatened by Dangerous Cooling Water...

Groups Applaud Authorities Budget Office for Thorough Review of EFC Clean Water Raid & Operations


In August, the independent state Authorities Budget Office (ABO) announced it was investigating the Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) to determine...

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Groups Urge Full Protection of Tributaries and Adjacent Waters in WOTUS Rule


Broad, clear definition of “Waters of the U.S.” critical to protecting our waterways Waterkeeper Alliance submits comments to EPA and U.S. Army Corps...

Groups File Lawsuit Challenging State’s Plan to Partially Finance New Tappan Zee Bridge by Raiding Critical Clean Water Funds


Groups File Lawsuit Challenging State’s Plan to Partially Finance New Tappan Zee Bridge by Raiding Critical Clean Water Funds  Action taken to discourage...

New Coalition Launched To Protect Colorado River Headwaters


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Coalition Launched to Protect Colorado River Headwaters Epic Drought and Dirty Energy Boom Spotlight Fragility of Water Supply...

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Environmental Groups Sue EPA on Deficient Cooling Water Intake Rule


New EPA regulation fails to set a cooling water intake standard for protecting aquatic species NEW YORK (September 2, 2014) – A coalition of environmental...

New EPA National Beach Guidance


July 31, 2014 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced new National Beach Guidance for coastal and Great Lakes states to...

Court Expands Public’s Right to Know about Power Plant Water Pollution


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Environmental groups are filing a complaint against the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to compel the agency to...

Riverkeeper Statement on EPA Rule Perpetuates Unacceptable Status Quo


May 20, 2014 Statement by Riverkeeper, Inc. on Important New EPA Ruling Governing Power Plant Cooling Water Nation’s Largest Users of Freshwater Can...

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Victory for Great Lakes


Coalition: Spending Bill ‘Significant Victory for Millions Who Depend on Great Lakes’ ANN ARBOR, MICH. – The U.S. Congress released its 2014 spending...

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