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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...

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Law Requires Biden to Cancel February Oil Lease Sale to Prevent Climate Harm


Conservation groups submitted formal comments today urging cancelation of February’s federal oil and gas lease auctions, saying the Biden administration...

FERC releases DEIS for Jordan Cove LNG export in southern Oregon

After Years of Community Organizing, Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal and Fracked Gas Pipeline Project is Dead


Pembina Announces It Has “Decided Not to Move Forward With the Project” and Asks the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to Cancel Its Permit Pembina,...

250+ Organizations Plea With President Biden to Cancel Unprecedented Oil and Gas Megasale in Gulf of Mexico


As international climate talks continue, a coalition of 267 organizations – including 36 representing Gulf of Mexico communities – delivered...

COP26: UN human rights experts highlight continued human rights impacts of dams


Calls mount for UN climate financing mechanisms to exclude hydropower As negotiators convened at COP26 in Glasgow attempt to break the deadlock on emissions...

Biden Makes Climate Pledge at Glasgow While Pushing Oil, Gas Leasing in U.S.


U.S. climate groups slammed the Biden administration today for ignoring climate impacts and refusing to stop oil and gas leasing on public lands despite...

FERC releases DEIS for Jordan Cove LNG export in southern Oregon

Challengers to Jordan Cove LNG get their day in Federal Court


Oral argument for lawsuit challenging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval of the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector...

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Waterkeeper Alliance Works to Align Local Waterkeepers with Regional EPA Administrators


As the U.S. celebrates the 49th anniversary of the landmark Clean Water Act (CWA) legislation, Waterkeeper Alliance—a global movement that connects and...

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Objections Target Biden’s Oil Leasing Plan Amid Climate “Code Red”


Conservation groups filed formal objections today to the Biden administration’s plans to offer 734,000 acres of public lands for oil and gas leasing...

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300 organizations from 69 countries call on governments to not use climate funding for so-called “sustainable” hydropower schemes


300 organizations from 69 countries today launched a Rivers for Climate Global Declaration calling on governments and leaders attending COP26 to protect...

Press Conference: Hydropower – A False Climate Solution


Over 280 organizations from 69 countries call for climate funding to exclude so-called “sustainable” hydropower schemes. WHEN: 21 September 2021 |...

Chubb is the 16th insurer to cut ties with the Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline


“Chubb does not provide insurance coverage for any tar sands projects,” a Chubb spokesperson told the Financial Times today. The announcement was...

In Response to Lawsuit, EPA Pledges to Strengthen Standards for Slaughterhouse Water Pollution


In a victory for clean water, EPA announced yesterday that it will update water pollution control standards for the slaughterhouse industry following a...

Open Letter Calls on Insurers to Cut Ties with Trans Mountain, as Key Pipeline Insurance Policy Expires


Fifteen insurers have ruled out Trans Mountain already; coalition pledges to continue pressuring the remaining companies Today, Indigenous, environmental,...

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Coalition Reacts to UN Climate Report, Renews call for Nationwide Ban on Oil Drilling in The Bahamas


IPCC 6th Report: Scientists articulate dire warnings and extreme costs of societal inaction The Our Islands Our Future coalition today renewed its call...

500+ Organizations Call on US and Canadian Leaders to Reject Carbon Capture and Storage as a False Solution to Climate Crisis


It’s Time to End the Carbon Capture of Climate Policy In an open letter sent today to leaders in the United States and Canada, more than 500 US, Canadian,...

Lawsuit Filed to Overturn Denial of Endangered Species Protection to Eastern Hellbenders


North America’s Largest Salamanders Are Threatened by River Pollution From New York to Missouri A lawsuit filed today by five conservation groups challenges...

Washington Appellate Court Rejects State’s Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Permits, Finds State Failed to Protect Water Quality and Account for Climate Change


Yesterday, as record-setting heat threatened the sustainability of Washington’s water resources, a three-judge panel of the Washington Court of Appeals...

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Hundreds of Groups Demand Biden Name Climate-Focused FERC Commissioner


With a Biden nominee on the way, climate activists want the White House to prioritize a shift off fossil fuels Over 320 community, climate, and environmental...

Groups to Biden: Halt New Oil Drilling, Cancel Trump Leases on Public Lands


Climate, Indigenous and conservation groups today called on the Biden administration to halt new drilling permits and to cancel unlawful Trump-era oil...

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Biden Administration Comes Up Short in Action to Restore National Clean Water Protections


Important Waterways Across the Country Left Unprotected Indefinitely During Administrative Process Citing to the significant environmental degradation...

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International, American, and Bahamian Environmental Groups Slam Disney for Stifling Public Debate over Controversial Cruise Ship Port in The Bahamas


Waterkeeper Alliance, Friends of the Earth US, and four Bahamian environmental groups — reEarth, BREEF, Save the Bays, and Waterkeepers Bahamas — expressed...

Public Health Experts, Conservationists Ask Mexico’s Highest Court to Uphold Suspension of 49,000-Hog Industrial Animal Operation in Yucatán Peninsula


Efforts Support Constitutional Claims Raised by Mayan Children MEXICO CITY, Mexico— Conservation groups, scientists, doctors, and public-health experts...

Army Corps Sued for Failure to Protect Waterways, Endangered Wildlife From Pipeline Construction


Nationwide Permit 12 Greenlights Environmental Destruction  Environmental groups filed a lawsuit today against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a...

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Deadline Looming for Public Comments on Disney’s Controversial Cruise Port in The Bahamas


The Stop Disney – Last Chance for Lighthouse Point Campaign is urging the public in The Bahamas and across the world to submit comments on Disney’s...

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Appeal Filed to Sustain Colorado River Flows and Stop Gross Dam Expansion


Coalition Stays the Course in Fight to Halt Construction of Tallest Dam in Colorado History DENVER – A coalition of conservation groups filed a notice...

Creatd, Inc. Announces the Launch of Vocal’s Newest Owned-and-Operated Community, ‘Earth’


– Creatd marks Earth Day with the launch of ‘Earth,’ Vocal’s dedicated community for stories about the natural world and sustainability....

Settlement Agreement Reached for Windy Gap Firming Project Litigation


Today, opposing sides in the litigation over the Windy Gap Firming Project (“Project”) reached and signed a settlement agreement that ends the litigation...

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Waterkeeper Alliance and Leading Bahamian Environmental Groups Continue Extended Public Consultations on Disney’s Environmental Impact Assessment for their Controversial Project at Lighthouse Point


Waterkeeper Alliance joins with leading Bahamian environmental groups of the Stop Disney – Last Chance for Lighthouse Point Campaign in their announcement...