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Lawsuit Launched to Overturn Denial of Endangered Species Protection for Eastern Hellbenders


North America’s Largest Salamander Threatened by River Pollution From New York to Missouri Conservation groups filed a formal notice of intent today...

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Water Protection Groups File Notice to Sue Ameren over Toxic Coal Ash Pollution Violations


Waterkeeper Alliance, Missouri Confluence Waterkeeper, and Great Rivers Environmental Law Center today announced that they have served Ameren Corporation,...

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Environmental groups call Disney’s Lighthouse Point EIA litmus test of its new 2030 Sustainability Goals


On February 9, Bahamian and international environmental groups with the Stop Disney – Last Chance for Lighthouse Point campaign sent a letter to...

After Drilling Bust Off The Bahamas, Groups Call for Permanent Ban


Despite BPC Oil Drilling Failure, Danger from Offshore Drilling Persists The Bahamas Have Dodged a Bullet, Environmental Leaders Say After facing months...

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Leading Environmental Group Urges President Biden Onward in Pursuit of Historic 100 Days


“The Exact Course Correction Our Nation Needed, And It Comes Not a Second Too Soon,” Says Waterkeeper’s Executive Director With numerous executive...

Broad Coalition of Environmental Nonprofits Urge Elected Officials to Oppose the Goldendale Pumped Storage Development


A coalition of fifteen environmental organizations called on Washington and Oregon elected officials to oppose the Goldendale Energy Storage Hydroelectric...

Lawsuit Launched Over Army Corps’ Failure to Protect Endangered Wildlife From Nationwide Permit Program


Program Greenlights Environmental Destruction Across Country The Center for Biological Diversity, Waterkeeper Alliance, and allies issued a formal notice...

EPA Petitioned to Protect Communities, Environment From Radioactive Phosphogypsum Stacks, Wastewater


Conservation and public-health groups petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency today to improve federal oversight of the radioactive waste produced...

Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to Biden’s Executive Orders on Climate


Marc Yaggi, Executive Director of Waterkeeper Alliance, a global movement uniting more than 350 Waterkeeper groups around the world focusing citizen action...

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Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to Biden’s First Environmental Executive Actions


Marc Yaggi, Executive Director of Waterkeeper Alliance, a global movement uniting more than 350 Waterkeeper groups around the world focusing citizen action...

26 Groups Urge Biden Administration to Take Bold Action to Protect Clean Water


Alabama Rivers Alliance, Alliance for the Great Lakes, American Rivers, American Sustainable Business Council, Black Women’s Health Imperative, Children’s...

Groups Challenge Trump Administration Sale of 58,000 Acres of Public Lands for Oil, Gas Drilling


Feds ignored effect on groundwater, cumulative climate impacts  A coalition of groups today challenged five Bureau of Land Management oil and gas lease...

N.C. Court Chooses to Restrict Local Property Rights of Neighbors Besieged by Industrial Hog Waste


Ruling Draws an Appeal From Civil Rights and Environmental Groups Challenging Special Legal Protections for Industrial Hog Operations   Individuals suffering...

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Suit Strives to Restore Broad Protections to Nation’s Waterways


A coalition of environmental groups today filed an amended complaint challenging a Trump administration rule redefining “waters of the United States”...

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Environmentalists Request Update on Disney’s Project at Lighthouse Point


On December 14th, the Last Chance for Lighthouse Point campaign partners sent a letter to the Bahamian Minister of the Environment and Housing and the...

500 Groups Urge Biden to Order Fossil Fuel Leasing Ban


Proposed Executive Order Could Be Implemented Immediately by New Interior Secretary Hundreds of conservation, Native American, religious and business groups...

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Leading Environmental Group Urges 5-Point Action Plan During Biden Administration’s First 100 Days


Waterkeeper Alliance and More Than 100 of its U.S. Waterkeeper Groups Send Memorandum to President-Elect  “It’s Now or Never,” Says Waterkeeper’s...

Waterkeeper Alliance Names Gloria Reuben as President


Environmental activist, actress, singer, and author to lead global nonprofit in fight for clean water Waterkeeper Alliance, the leading global nonprofit...

Legal Protest Blasts Trump Administration Plan for 47,000 Acres of Fracking Leases in Colorado


Leases Threaten Sage Grouse, Climate Pollution Weeks Ahead of Biden’s Promised Leasing Ban Conservation groups filed a protest today challenging the...

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Legal Protest Blasts Plan for 430 Square Miles of Fracking Leases in Wyoming


Trump Plan Threatens 43 Million Tons of Climate Pollution Ahead of Biden’s Promised Leasing Ban Citing harm to wildlife, clean air, and the climate,...

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Resigns as Waterkeeper Alliance President


Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. announced yesterday that he was stepping down as President of Waterkeeper Alliance, a position he has held for more than 20 years,...

Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to Biden Victory


Marc Yaggi, Executive Director of Waterkeeper Alliance, a global movement uniting more than 350 Waterkeeper groups around the world focusing citizen action...

Environmental Groups File Lawsuits Against Trump Administration for Toxic Water Pollution Rollbacks


Waterkeeper Alliance today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency challenging the Trump administration’s recent rollback...

Environmentalists Seek Timeline for Disney’s Lighthouse Point Environmental Assessment


On October 27, 2020, the Last Chance for Lighthouse Point Campaign released a letter to the Bahamian Minister of the Environment and Housing and Dr. Penning,...

Proposal Filed With Federal Court to Ensure U.S. Army Corps Addresses Harm to Endangered Species From Toxic Lake Okeechobee Discharges


Algal Blooms Triggered by Releases Harm Wildlife, Coastal Communities Conservation groups filed a proposal in federal court today to ensure that the U.S....

A Win for the Marañón River? Enel asks Peruvian Government to terminate dam contract


Future of Critical Amazon River Tributary Still in Danger A global energy company with a concession to build a dam on the Marañón River, a major tributary...

Newly Released Video Shows Tranquil Villages That Would be Flooded if Marañón Dams are Built


Marañón Waterkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance released a video that takes viewers to tranquil villages on the floor of Peru’s remote Marañón Canyon,...

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Environmentalists Urge Prime Government of The Bahamas to Consider Fully their Revised Draft 2020 EIA Regulations


On October 9th, Waterkeepers Bahamas, reEarth, BREEF, Save the Bays, and Waterkeeper Alliance sent an open letter to Prime Minister Minnis requesting that...

Lawsuit Challenges New NEPA Regulations that Shield CAFOs from Environmental Review


Extreme changes to the regulations have widespread consequences for animals, surrounding communities, and the environment Today a coalition of rural advocacy,...

Waterkeeper Alliance Calls on Latin American, Caribbean Leaders to Ratify Treaty Protecting Environmental Defenders


Read in Spanish / Leer en español Latin America has Become Most Dangerous Place in the World for Environmental Activists In response to an increase in...