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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...

Disney Downgraded by Friends of the Earth Due to Proposed Lighthouse Point Project


Every year, Friends of the Earth (FoE), a major American environmental group, issues an environmental report card for all of the major cruise lines. While...

Waterkeeper Alliance responds to Facebook’s Climate Commitments


This new policy is a small step forward but does not address the larger climate disinformation crisis hiding in plain sight. “We applaud Facebook for...

300 Diverse Advocacy Groups Endorse the Farm System Reform Act and Urge Quick Passage in Congress


With food and farm systems in crisis, leading food, agriculture, animal welfare, and environmental groups call for a halt to new factory farms and smart...

Conservation Groups Challenge Trump Administration’s Attack on the Power of States and Local Residents to Protect Clean Water


Conservation groups today challenged in federal court a Trump administration rollback of clean water protections that sharply curtails the ability of...

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s Suspension of Pollution Monitoring


EPA Failed to Consider Impacts on Imperiled Species Conservation groups sued the Trump administration today over the Environmental Protection Agency’s...

140 Groups Call on Trans Mountain’s Insurers to Drop the Pipeline


Today, 140 organizations representing 24 million people sent a letter to the current insurers of Trans Mountain, urging them to stop insuring the tar sands...

Conservationists Intervene To Oppose New Dam Project Near The Grand Canyon


New hydropower project would harm Little Colorado River and endangered species A coalition of conservation groups filed a motion to intervene today to...

Hog and Poultry Waste Threat in N.C. Has Gotten Worse Since Hurricane Florence


North Carolina’s industrial meat operations pose a greater environmental threat today than they did when Hurricane Florence hit the state in 2018. And...

EWG and Waterkeeper Alliance: Poultry Factory Farms Disproportionately Threaten Black, Native American, and Latino People in North Carolina


113 Million Chickens and Turkeys in Three Eastern Counties Alone The predominantly Black, Native American, and Latino residents of three eastern North...

Accenture Announces U.S. Innovation Challenge Winner


University of Virginia team wins with an innovative project to fight plastic pollution in waterways A team of undergraduate students from the University...

New legal analysis: Dams that threaten the source of the Amazon can’t legally be built


The environmental impact assessments for two dams planned on Marañón River, the main tributary to the Amazon, have expired, meaning the dams can no longer...

Stop Disney – Last Chance for Lighthouse Point Campaign Challenges Disney to Address Climate Change, COVID-19, and Environmental Injustice


Stop Disney – Last Chance for Lighthouse Point Campaign Challenges Disney to Address Climate Change, COVID-19, and Environmental Injustice in its...

Waterkeeper Alliance to Appear in The Visionaries Series on PBS


Waterkeeper Alliance will be profiled in the upcoming season of The Visionaries, the award-winning public television series hosted by acclaimed actor Sam...

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Lawsuit Launched Targeting Trump Administration’s Suspension of Pollution Monitoring


EPA Allows Unchecked Pollution Without Considering Potential Impacts to Imperiled Species Conservation groups today filed a notice of intent to sue the...

Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to Rollback of Clean Water Act Section 401


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized damaging changes to its state water quality certification regulations under Section 401 of the...

Waterkeeper Groups Achieve Settlement with EPA on Drinking Water Safety


Waterkeeper Alliance, Waterkeepers Chesapeake, and California Coastkeeper Alliance today filed a settlement agreement in federal court with the U.S. Environmental...

Southern Oregon advocates challenge federal approval of Jordan Cove LNG


Today, southern Oregon organizations filed a lawsuit challenging Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval of the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal...

Sasha Lazard Releases Climate Change Protest Anthem, Atonement, to Benefit Waterkeeper Alliance


Singer Sasha Lazard today releases her new song, Atonement, as a climate change protest-anthem in partnership with Waterkeeper Alliance, the nonprofit...