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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...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Greg Remaud, NY/NJ Baykeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The NY/NJ Baykeeper is unlike most other Waterkeepers in that it doesn’t protect just one waterway. Rather it protects some of the many waterways that...

A River of Trees: Guarding Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The Atchafalaya Basin in Louisiana is a distributary of the Mississippi River. It contains the biggest wetland swamp and largest continuous wetland forest...

EPA Must Confront Largest Unaddressed Source of Water Pollution

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Nonpoint source pollution is the largest unaddressed source of water pollution in the country. This type of contamination typically happens when rain and...

Help Ensure All Communities Have Clean Water Act Protections!

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing new Financial Capabilities Assessment guidance for establishing a community’s ability to...

Protecting Chile’s South-Central Coast

  • By: Maule Itata Coastkeeper
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Maule Itata Coastkeeper has been a member of Waterkeeper Alliance since 2008. Our watershed is located on the south-central coast of Chile and borders...

Rio Grande Waterkeeper Jen Pelz

Who Is Waterkeeper: Jen Pelz, Rio Grande Waterkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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As the name suggests, the Rio Grande is a big river. It runs from the San Juan Mountains in Southwestern Colorado, through national parks like Big Bend,...

Help Keep Mercury Out of Our Waters!

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a rule reaffirming that enforcing Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) from power plants...

Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to the Congressional Spending Bill’s Extension of Polluter Loopholes for Industrial Animal Agriculture


Daniel E. Estrin, General Counsel and Advocacy Director of Waterkeeper Alliance, released the following statement: The omnibus spending bill recently signed...

Otters on the Severn


It is hard to believe that otters are happily swimming in the Severn River, only a few miles upstream of Maryland’s State Capital. Several years ago,...

Keeping an eye on stormwater pollution


By Steve Holt. Originally published by Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper, republished with permission. Stormwater is one of the most significant threats to...

Improper Wastewater Treatment in Santa Teresa

  • By: Nicoya Peninsula Waterkeeper
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By Carolina Chavarría Pozuelo, Nicoya Peninsula Waterkeeper Nicoya Peninsula Waterkeeper is based out of Santa Teresa, a small and highly touristic surf...

Celebrating 10 Years of Fighting for the Futaleufú River

  • By: Futaleufú Riverkeeper
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By Lydia Blanchet, Futaleufú Riverkeeper Water Monitoring Program Coordinator A crown jewel of Patagonia, the Futaleufú River flows westward across the...

Support the Farm System Reform Act

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The Farm System Reform Act was recently introduced by Senator Cory Booker (NJ) and Representative Ro Khanna (CA) into both the U.S. House of Representatives...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Mbacke Seck, Hann Baykeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Mbacke Seck was a student in 1998 when he and some fellow students noticed a disturbing development at their local beach in Hann Bay in Senegal. The area...

Fully Restore Clean Water Act Protections for All Waters of the United States

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The Clean Water Act is intended to ensure our waters are safe for swimming, drinking, fishing, and other uses. However, the law cannot achieve these goals...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Bill Lucey, Long Island Soundkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Bill Lucey, a Connecticut native, has been the Long Island Soundkeeper since 2017. However, the organization’s inception dates back three decades to...

Tijuana Waterkeeper Works to Improve Some of the Most Contaminated Beaches in the World But They Need Your Help


Tijuana Waterkeeper, a program of Proyecto Fronterizo de Educación Ambiental, has been around for quite some time. What started as beach cleanups has...

5 Trends in Water for 2022


As we look ahead to a new year, we asked some of our team to forecast what trends and issues they think will impact water in 2022. Here’s what they had...

Connecting People and Building Organic Movements

  • By: Gomti River Waterkeeper
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By Venkatesh Dutta, Gomti River Waterkeeper Working as a Waterkeeper, having a strong sense of ‘social dynamics focus’ offers me invaluable experiences...

Beating Back the Tide of Nurdle Pollution with Charleston Waterkeeper


A pernicious and increasingly common form of plastic pollution comes by way of the innocuously named nurdles, the lentil-sized “pre-production pellets”...

Help Us Strengthen and Expand Federal Methane Regulations

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Recently, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reaffirmed what many of us already know: climate change is accelerating and...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Daru Setyorini, Brantas River Waterkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Daru Setyorini is the Brantas River Waterkeeper in Indonesia. She grew up near the river and has many happy childhood memories of swimming and playing...

Who Is Waterkeeper: Gordon Rogers, Flint Riverkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The Flint River originates in the Upper Piedmont region of Georgia near the outskirts of Atlanta Metro and runs nearly 350 miles downstream — and downstate...

COP26 – Fighting for protection of the world’s waters and a hospitable planet under an intensifying call to action for all humankind


It was an honor to represent the Waterkeeper Movement at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland. It was an intense two weeks of collective advocacy, learning, networking,...

Week of Action: Transition to a More Sustainable and Equitable Food System


This action notice is updated from a notice originally shared in September 2020. We require farms and food systems that are resilient, healthy, and fair...

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Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to EPA’s Major New Rules To Cut Oil and Gas Methane Emissions


Agency Promises More In the Future to Address Flaring and Marginal Wells President Biden announced at the UN Climate Summit today the U.S. Environmental...

It’s Time to Fully Restore the Cornerstone of Environmental Law

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

Who is Waterkeeper: Alberto Guillén, La Paz Waterkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The Bay of La Paz in Baja California, Mexico is a stunningly biodiverse body of water situated within the Gulf of California at the southern end of the...

Jeff Currie the Lumber Riverkeeper is pointing his finger. He is wearing a red shirt and there are green trees behind him.

Who is Waterkeeper: Jefferson Currie II, Lumber Riverkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Jeff Currie had only been on the job as Lumber Riverkeeper for a few weeks in 2018 when Hurricane Florence came barreling through North Carolina. The devastating...

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