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Urge Your Senators to Adequately Fund PFAS Cleanup!


The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) recently submitted a budget request for the cleanup of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at military installations....

Urge Congress to Adequately Fund PFAS Cleanup!


The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) recently submitted a budget request for the cleanup of military installations, including those facilities contaminated...

Catawba College and Waterkeeper Alliance Partner Again on Advocacy Boot Camp 2024


The Catawba College Center for the Environment-Waterkeeper Alliance Clean Water Advocacy Boot Camp recently concluded. This unique and immersive ten day-course...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Liliana Guerrero, Bocas de Ceniza Waterkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Liliana Guerrero has been the Bocas de Ceniza Waterkeeper since 2010. She had been living in Cartagena, Colombia, working as a law professor. A colleague...

Environmental Groups, Local Crawfish Producers Bring Lawsuit to Challenge East Grand Lake Project in the Atchafalaya Basin


Today, a plaintiff group, including Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, the Louisiana Crawfish Producers Association-West, Healthy Gulf, Sierra Club and its Delta...

Waterkeeper Alliance Senior Attorney to Advise EPA on Clean Water Act Improvements for Animal Feeding Operations 


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has invited Waterkeeper Alliance’s Senior Attorney Kelly Hunter Foster to serve on its new Animal Agriculture...

Coalition Takes Action Against EPA for Failing to Implement Clean Water Act


Today, the Environmental Integrity Project, Waterkeeper Alliance, and Center for Biological Diversity sent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a...

Urge Secretary Buttigieg to Finalize the Gas Pipeline Leak Detection and Repair Rule!


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has proposed an Advanced Leak Detection and...

Waterkeeper Alliance Applauds the Reinstatement of Environmental Review of Financing of Industrial Animal Agriculture Facilities


Waterkeeper Alliance applauds the actions of The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) to reverse some of the worst impacts of the previous...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Jim Moir, Indian Riverkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Jim Moir has been Indian Riverkeeper in Florida since 2022, though the organization has been around since 2000. Jim is technically the fifth Indian Riverkeeper,...

Waterkeeper Alliance Applauds EPA’s Historic New Rules to Protect Communities and Clean Water from Toxic Power Plant Pollution


The Environmental Protection Agency released four groundbreaking rules to address pollution from power plants and protect local communities and waterways...

Earth Day Declaration: Groups Urge Bold Action to Strengthen the Global Plastics Treaty


Today, in honor of Earth Day, a diverse group of 54 organizations from 24 countries across North and South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia...

Waterkeeper Alliance Applauds New EPA Rule to Hold Major Polluters Accountable For PFAS Contamination


Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a groundbreaking new rule to designate two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) –  perfluorooctanoic...

Final Biden Oil, Gas Rule Offers Fiscal Reforms, Nothing on Climate


Today, the Biden administration’s Bureau of Land Management (the Bureau) released its final oil and gas leasing rule. The rule contains welcome and decades-overdue...

Waterkeeper Alliance Celebrates First-Ever Limits on PFAS in Drinking Water, and Calls on Biden to Address All Contamination


EPA Announces New Protections to Reduce the Presence of Forever Chemicals in Drinking Water, but More Action is Needed to Clean Up All PFAS Contamination...

Tell EPA to Protect Our Communities and Waterways From PFAS!


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to list nine additional PFAS compounds as hazardous. EPA must use its authority to protect...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Amanda Reichelt-Brushett, Richmond Riverkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Richmond Riverkeeper is one of the newest Waterkeeper groups in the movement. Their official membership only went live in December of 2023. But the impetus...

Tell EPA to Finalize the Strongest and Most Durable Methane Regulations


Earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a new rule that would charge oil and gas companies for excessive climate-harming...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Nelson Brooke, Black Warrior Riverkeeper


Nelson Brooke joined Black Warrior Riverkeeper in Alabama when a friend from elementary school asked if he could help run the nascent organization for...

Coalition of Groups Submits Comments Urging EPA to Require Industrial Animal Feeding Operations to Report their Dangerous Air Pollution


A coalition of environmental, animal welfare, and community advocacy groups, including Waterkeeper Alliance, submitted comments in response to a request...

Lawsuit Launched Over EPA’s Oversight Failure on Dangerous Phosphate Mining Waste


Conservation, public health, and environmental justice organizations notified the Environmental Protection Agency today of their intent to sue the agency...

Tell EPA to Stop Exempting Factory Farms From Reporting Hazardous Air Pollution!

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Once again, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is walking back its commitment to revise or eliminate an illegal rule exempting factory farms...

Waterkeeper Alliance, 110 Organizations Call on EPA to Expand List of Toxic Water Pollutants


Today, Waterkeeper Alliance submitted a letter—signed by 63 local Waterkeeper groups and 47 other conservation organizations—to the U.S. Environmental...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Bruce Reznik, Los Angeles Waterkeeper


Los Angeles Waterkeeper Bruce Reznik grew up in a quiet, residential area of Los Angeles County. As a kid, he can remember seeing signs pointing out the...

Tell EPA to Protect American Waterways From Slaughterhouse and Rendering Plant Pollution!


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a proposed rule to establish new water pollution control standards for slaughterhouses...

EPA Proposes to Exclude Most Slaughterhouses and Rendering Plants from Updated Water Pollution Control Rules


Waterkeeper Alliance and other Clean Water Experts Urge EPA to Require Slaughterhouses and Rendering Plants to Comply with Modern Technology Standards...

New York State Supreme Court Rules NYC Department of Environmental Protection Failed to Report Combined Sewer Overflow Discharges


Recent ruling successfully upholds the public notification process and requires the agency to provide a list of all unreported overflows from the past...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Bunleap Leang, Lower Sesan River Waterkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Bunleap Leang is the Lower Sesan River Waterkeeper in Cambodia. The Lower Sesan River runs for roughly 225 kilometers, or about 140 miles, and is a sanctuary...

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...

EPA Proposes Improved Water Pollution Control Standards for Slaughterhouses and Rendering Facilities



Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed new water pollution control standards for slaughterhouses and rendering facilities in response...