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Environmental Rollbacks Won’t Revive the Economy


Re: The Trump Administration Is Reversing 100 Environmental Rules. Here’s the Full List, The New York Times When Richard Nixon vetoed the Clean Water...

New Normal Is Not Normal for Our Rivers

  • By: Gomti River Waterkeeper
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By Venkatesh Dutta, Gomti River Waterkeeper Many people living close to the riverbanks in the Ganga Basin, including the Gomti River, believe that there...

Creatively Adapting: Waterkeepers Encourage Solo Cleanups


As we settle into this new COVID-19 reality, Waterkeepers across the movement are finding creative ways to engage their communities and create opportunities...

Take Action: Protect Okefenokee Swamp from a Titanium Mine


Today, you can use your voice to help protect a beautiful blackwater swamp in southern Georgia and the surrounding community from the risk of dangerous...

Perspectives on the Shutdown: Flint Riverkeeper

  • By: Guest Contributor
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By Hannah Palmer. Originally published on Finding the Flint. Reposted with permission. Perhaps like us, you’ve been wondering about how the coronavirus...

Thank Congress for standing up to Big Oil!


In late April, sixteen Members of Congress joined together to take a stand against Big Oil and proposed offshore drilling in the waters of The Bahamas,...

COVID-19 shows how reckless Jordan Valley annexation would be

  • By: Jordan River Waterkeeper
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The extensive cooperation between Israeli and Palestinian health professionals would halt if an annexation policy were advanced in the midst of this health...

A Silver Lining in the Time of Coronavirus


By Ted Ross, Boulder Waterkeeper and Pacific Region Waterkeeper Council Representative While we are still in the midst of a critical public-health phase...

Now’s Our Chance: A Future Free of Fossil Fuels


UPDATE 5/13/2020: This post has been updated to reflect that the “Resources for Workforce Investments, not Drilling (REWIND) Act,” a comprehensive...

Listen to the Past: Don’t Drill Paradise


There’s an old saying that goes something like this: Those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. This week marks the 10th Anniversary...

Your grocery store may be crowded, but your local farm has plenty of room for you


At a time when grocery shopping may seem daunting, supporting your local farmers by buying directly from their farms, or shopping at farmers markets, can...

The people who will save the planet: Waterkeeper Warriors featured on Visionaries

  • By: Tom Quinn
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On the first Earth Day fifty years ago today, April 22, 1970, Pete Seeger sailed the-one-year-old sloop Clearwater to Washington, D.C., with messages of...

Gathering together for Earth Day, if only online, is more important than ever


When the first Earth Day was celebrated 50 years ago, campuses around the country were erupting in protest over the Vietnam War. Detroit, Newark, Los Angeles,...

10 Years After the BP Disaster, Still Fighting Offshore Drilling and Environmental Injustice


Ten years ago today, on the evening of April 20, 2020, the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. This horrific catastrophe...

Stay inside, support Cook Inletkeeper and the Bears of Amakdedori

  • By: Bart Mihailovich
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Everyone remembers the first “activist” sticker they put on their car, right? Well, I do. It was a “NO Pebble Mine” sticker that I put on the bumper...

Tell Congress: Don’t let EPA weaken the Clean Water Act!


By Anna Maria Stebbins, Advocacy Legal Intern Our waterways are in trouble. A new regulation from the United States Environmental Protection Agency will...

5 clean water wins in the New York State Budget

  • By: Hudson Riverkeeper
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Originally published by Riverkeeper. Reposted with permission. By Jeremy Cherson, Legislative Advocacy Manager for Riverkeeper There is good news for clean...

The Source of the Amazon River at Risk Because of Dam Projects


By Bruno Monteferri, the Marañón Waterkeeper Photos by Ben Webb Two dam projects are planned for Peru’s Marañón River, a major tributary to the Amazon....

Waterkeepers Offer Hope, Diversion, Grocery Pickups

  • By: Ellen Simon
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When pandemic headlines read, “The Sky is Falling,” it seems like an awkward time to remind your supporters of the work you do, and the ways they can...

Tell EPA: Now is Not the Time to Suspend Enforcement


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a sweeping “discretionary” suspension of its enforcement of environmental laws on March 26 pegged...

Active Fights for Free-Flowing Rivers in the Gulf and South Atlantic


On the ground, Waterkeepers have been fighting for free-flowing rivers, dam removals, and restoration solutions that best protect their communities for...

For Time Indoors | More Waterkeeper Content!

  • By: Julia Widmann
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Wondering how you can stay in the fight for clean water from indoors?  If you can, consider donating to your local Waterkeeper. Nonprofits depend on events...

Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to Suspension of EPA Enforcement


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a sweeping “discretionary” suspension of its enforcement of environmental laws Thursday, pegged to...

Act now to speak up for nonprofits!


Waterkeepers haul tires out of streams. We work to ensure toxic coal ash doesn’t flood the rivers near your home. We take school children who’ve never...

Waterkeeper Documentaries for Time Indoors

  • By: Julia Widmann
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Wondering how you can stay in the fight for clean water from indoors?  If you can, consider donating to your local Waterkeeper. Nonprofits depend on events...

Our Work Continues

  • By: Ellen Simon
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In the face of the global coronavirus pandemic, Waterkeeper Alliance is making plans to continue our important mission-driven work, strengthening and supporting...

Lake Worth Waterkeeper, Partners, Sue in Response to Massive Clean Water Act Rollback


In case you missed it: Waterkeeper Alliance and eleven U.S. Waterkeeper Organizations, including Lake Worth Waterkeeper, joined last month with several...

Roger at the lagoon and beach in Todos Santos

Roger Herrera Tapia is Keeping the Watershed Clean in Todos Santos

  • By: Gary Wockner
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During my visit to Todos Santos in January of 2020, Roger Herrera Tapia was always smiling. It’s a miracle that he’s always smiling due to the amazing...

A fire that lit up the world

  • By: Yarra Riverkeeper
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By Andrew Kelly, Yarra Riverkeeper Australia is in the midst of a devastating summer of bushfires, which followed years of record-breaking heat and drought....

Tell Congress – It’s High Time to Break Free from Plastic


The world is choking on plastic. We have seen the horrifying images of whales and seabirds dying of starvation with bellies full of plastic. Of sea turtles...