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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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Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to Dire IPCC Report on Climate Crisis


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released earlier today brings a dire warning: climate change is accelerating and aggressive...

Support the Environmental Justice Legacy Pollution Cleanup Act

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The Environmental Justice Legacy Pollution Cleanup Act is proposed legislation from Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative A. Donald McEachin (VA-04)....

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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...

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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...

Bahamian Environmental Groups seek an extension of the public consultation process for Disney’s draft EIA for the Lighthouse Point project


On March 26th, the partners of the Stop Disney – Last Chance for Lighthouse Point campaign wrote to the Bahamian Minister of the Environment requesting...

United States: ‘If we continue to place our own individuality at the centre of our existence we will collapse on ourselves’

  • By: Guest Contributor
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By Alicia Kroemer. Originally published by Minority Rights Group International in Minorities and Indigenous Trends 2020: Focus on Technology. Featuring...

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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...

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...

The River That Made Seattle

  • By: Bart Mihailovich
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“Cummings brings the river and its history to life… A must-read for anyone who wants to know the story flowing through Seattle.”  –...

Patuxent Riverkeeper Fred Tutman talks race and the environment | Republished

  • By: Malaika Elias
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As the U.S., once again, grapples with its racist past and present, we’re focusing on what we can do to build a more just and inclusive environmental...

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We have to do more to fight racism.

  • By: Marc Yaggi
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What is it we must do to make our own movement more just? As we in the U.S. share the righteous anger of our fellow Americans after repeated incidents...

DEQ Report Shows N.C. Must Do More to Protect Communities Near Industrial Hog Operations


Civil Rights Complainants Say New Report Shows Where State Protections Continue to Fall Short North Carolina acknowledges it must do more to remedy the...

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...

Tell NC’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board: Waste from Industrial Pork and Poultry Hurts People


The nearly 10 billion gallons of waste hogs in North Carolina produce each year taints our clean water, stinks up our fresh air, and hurts our people —...

Would N.C.’s Hog Operations Treat Neighbors Better if there were McMansions Next Door?


J. Harvie Wilkinson III, a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, looked at his crowded courtroom, and spoke from the heart. “If...

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Tell N.C. to Take Action on Environmental Justice


Everyone should be able to cultivate a garden, open her windows, or join a church picnic on a sunny day.  For the neighbors of North Carolina’s industrial...

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Community, Environmental Groups File Constitutional Challenge to Laws Limiting Individual Property Rights


North Carolina environmental and community groups today filed a constitutional challenge to state laws limiting nuisance suits against industrial hog operations,...

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Report: James Riverkeeper, Partners, Raise Concerns over Threats from Toxic Floodwaters to Vulnerable Communities

  • By: Malaika Elias
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Climate change, Toxic Floodwaters (TFW), and communities of color—what do they all have to do with each other? For the James River Watershed: a dismaying...

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20 Years of Clean Water Wins

  • By: Marc Yaggi
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Today, on World Water Day, I can’t help but reflect on the billions of people around the world without access to clean and safe water. But there’s...

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The Green New Deal: What Does it Mean for Water?

  • By: Marc Yaggi
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By Marc Yaggi and Gabrielle Segal With 2018 being the fourth-hottest year on record, and 18 of the 19 warmest years on record having occurred since 2001,...

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Patuxent Riverkeeper Fred Tutman talks race and the environment | Part 3 of 3

  • By: Malaika Elias
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This month, Waterkeeper Alliance is focused on telling stories about intersectional environmentalism. In this 3-part series, Waterkeeper Alliance Organizer...

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Patuxent Riverkeeper Fred Tutman talks race and the environment | Part 2 of 3

  • By: Malaika Elias
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This month, Waterkeeper Alliance is focused on telling stories about intersectional environmentalism. In this 3-part series, Waterkeeper Alliance Organizer...

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Patuxent Riverkeeper Fred Tutman talks race and the environment | Part 1 of 3

  • By: Malaika Elias
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This month, Waterkeeper Alliance is focused on telling stories about intersectional environmentalism. In this 3-part series, Waterkeeper Alliance Organizer...

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With Groundbreaking Title VI Settlement Signed, North Carolina Environmental Justice Organizations Vow to Continue Their Fight


North Carolina environmental justice groups announced today that they reached a settlement agreement with the North Carolina Department of Environmental...

Congress sold out rural citizens and their communities | Dive Into Democracy


On Friday, the President signed into law the fiscal year 2018 spending package, narrowly avoiding another government shutdown. The package does not include...

Tell Congress: No free pass for CAFOs | Dive Into Democracy

  • By: Larissa Liebmann
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Today, the vast majority of our meat comes from enormous “Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations” (CAFOs), which often raise thousands of animals in...

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Environmental Groups Reach Settlement with State Regarding Response to Citizen Complaints


Yesterday, Waterkeeper Alliance, Cape Fear River Watch and the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network (NCEJN), represented by Elizabeth Haddix and...

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Waterkeeper Alliance and North Carolina Riverkeepers Launch “The True Cost of Industrial Meat Production” Environmental Justice Video Campaign


Series captures environmental injustices perpetrated by the pork industry against North Carolina’s most vulnerable populations NEW YORK, NY — Waterkeeper...