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Waterkeeper Alliance Global Ambassador Jax Davey Gears Up For Ice Ultramarathon In Effort to Spotlight Clean Water, Climate Threats


Waterkeeper Alliance Global Ambassador Jax Davey is gearing up for an Arctic Ultramarathon in hopes to raise awareness for clean water and environmental...

Waterkeeper Alliance, Waterkeeper Groups React to Final COP28 Deal, Call on World Leaders to Support a Proposed Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty


In response to the historic climate deal struck at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28) today in...

Vulnerable Fishing Communities From Across the World Deliver Declaration to United Nations to End Offshore Oil & Gas Expansion 


A Complete Phase Out is the Only Credible Pathway to Limit Climate Change to 1.5º C and to Uphold the Human Rights of Coastal and Fishing Communities...

Waterkeeper Alliance Calls on Insurance Industry to Support 1.5°C  Climate Targets


Today, the Insure Our Future campaign released its seventh annual scorecard on insurance, fossil fuels, and the climate emergency. The report was co-published...

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Waterkeeper Alliance Applauds Reintroduction of the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act


Today, Waterkeeper Alliance applauded Representative Jared Huffman (CA) and Senator Jeff Merkley (OR) for reintroducing the Break Free From Plastic Pollution...

FERC Approves GTN Xpress Despite Opposition from Communities, Tribes, U.S. Senators, West Coast Governors


Grassroots Opposition Groups Vow to Challenge FERC’s Decision Which Comes in the Wake of Two Recent Major TC Energy Pipeline Failures Local and national...

Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to the Biden Administration’s Five-Year Plan for Offshore Drilling 


The U.S. Department of the Interior released its National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2024-2029 (“Five-Year Plan”) today,...

Advocates to Biden: Federal Oil and Gas Rule Must Meet Climate Imperatives 


Eleven western U.S. groups have provided the Bureau of Land Management comments imploring the agency to address the climate crisis in its proposal to update...

Help Fully Restore the National Environmental Policy Act


The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), passed in 1970, requires federal agencies to assess any significant environmental impacts a federal action,...

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Estonian Oil Shale Giant Abandons Federal Oil Shale Lease, Loses Colorado River Basin Water Deal


Estonian state-owned oil shale company Enefit American Oil is abandoning its lease to mine oil shale on federal public land in northeastern Utah’s Uinta...

Waterkeepers Meet in Sweden for Regional Summit


Skill building in the far North, with 24 hours of daylight, sled dogs, and coffee. Earlier this month, Waterkeepers from Africa, the Middle East, Europe,...

Urge USDOT to Finalize the Strongest Possible Pipeline Leak Detection and Repair Standards


The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), by way of its Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), recently announced a proposed...

Help Protect American Communities, Air, and Waters From Toxic Power Plant Pollution!


The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to strengthen Clean Air Act (CAA) controls on mercury and other toxic pollution emissions...

Tell President Biden to Protect Environmental and Public Health Safeguards From the Reckless Demands of the Fossil Fuel Industry 


Certain members of Congress are trying to sneak through a dirty deal to undo environmental protections by trading away vital safeguards in exchange for...

Waterkeeper Alliance Condemns House Passage of H.R. 1 “Polluters Over People” Act


Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act.  Also dubbed the “Polluters Over People” Act, this sweeping...

Op-Ed: The Climate Crisis is a Water Crisis


By Marc Yaggi This week, many of us from around the world—including environmentalists, politicians, corporate leaders, and more— gathered at the United...

Waterkeeper Alliance Delivers Natural Water Systems Declaration to United Nations 


Today, as part of its participation in the 2023 UN Water Conference, Waterkeeper Alliance delivered a declaration on behalf of a global coalition calling...

Tell EPA to Adopt Strongest Possible Methane Regulations


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed an updated draft rule to cut methane and other harmful pollutants from oil and gas operations...

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Waterkeepers Bahamas: Guarding Against the Oil Industry’s Advances


Waterkeepers Bahamas was established in 2014 to ensure the waters of the Bahamas are safe for swimming, fishing and drinking for future generations of...

Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to EPA Strengthening of Proposed Methane Standards


In response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement that it intends to strengthen its proposed standards to cut methane and other...

Biden Administration Flouts Climate Goals with Inflation Reduction Act’s First Onshore Oil, Gas Lease Sales


The Biden administration is working against U.S. climate goals and failing to protect communities, water and wildlife by auctioning oil and gas leases...

Tell Congress to Reject Manchin’s ‘Dirty Deal’ to Fast-Track Fossil Fuel Projects


In exchange for his vote to help pass the Inflation Reduction Act last month, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has demanded a vote on a second bill...

Legal Agreement Blocks Drilling on 58,000 Acres in Montana, Dakotas Pending New Analysis


Great Falls, MT—Conservation groups and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) yesterday reached a settlement agreement that will prevent new oil and gas...

Help The Bahamas Say NO to Offshore Oil Drilling – Once And For All


The Bahamas could send a message to the world – by banning oil drilling now. As Planet Earth spirals toward climate catastrophe, the math is clear:...

Conservation Groups Call for Petroleum Policy Improvements, Better Transparency and Full Accounting of Dispersants Used, Following Exuma Spill


In response to the July 20 oil spill on Great Exuma, a coalition of environmental groups lauded the fast response, but called for improved spill prevention...

Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to West Virginia v. EPA


“This ruling is a gift to polluters and will pose a major threat to clean water.” The decision issued today by the U.S. Supreme Court in West...

Lawsuit Challenges Biden’s Resumption of Oil, Gas Leasing on Public Lands


Fossil Fuel Expansion Undermines Biden’s Climate Goals, Campaign Promises  Climate and conservation groups filed a lawsuit today challenging the Biden...

Legal Protests Target Biden’s Plans To Resume Oil, Gas Leasing on Public Lands


Fossil Fuel Expansion Undermines Biden’s Climate Goals, Campaign Promises Climate, conservation and community groups from across the country filed administrative...

Legal Petition Calls On Biden to Phase Out Federal Oil, Gas by 2035


More than 360 climate, tribal, religious and conservation groups petitioned the Biden administration today to use its executive authority to phase out...

Water Advocates Call for Government Transparency, Ban on Oil Drilling in Climate-Vulnerable Nations


A renewed call today by the Our Islands Our Future coalition to the Bahamian government for transparency and a permanent ban on oil drilling highlights...