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Ameren’s Sioux Power Station at the confluence between the Mississippi and the Missouri Rivers during a flooding event

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

A gas drilling rig for fracking with a sunset in the background.

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,...

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...

Act Now: Our Toxic Coal Ash Legacy


Coal-fired power plants are by far the single largest contributor of toxic pollutants such as arsenic, cadmium, and lead to waterways across the United...

Protect The Bahamas — Say No to Offshore Oil Drilling


The Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) is planning to open the pristine waters of The Bahamas to offshore oil drilling, exposing the small island nation and...

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...

Pipeline protest by Shenandoah Riverkeeper

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Cancelled After Years of Activism, Waterkeepers React to the Win


By Julia Widmann and Malaika Elias, organizers at Waterkeeper Alliance In an unexpected series of pipeline-related wins for communities of color and environmental...

Alberta Tar Sands operation from above.

Demand Insurance Giants Stop Underwriting the Trans Mountain Pipeline


You have an important opportunity to stand for climate action, while defending clean water and Indigenous rights: Join us in demanding that insurance giants...

Waterkeepers in Alabama Fight for Virtual Coal Ash Hearings During Pandemic


Last week, Mobile Baykeeper, Coosa Riverkeeper, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, and several partners in Alabama swiftly jumped into action to protect the health...

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...

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,...

Insurers Must Address World’s Greatest Threat by Supporting Green and Fair Recovery


NGOs warn industry risks repeating mistakes made when it identified pandemic danger. Insurers must champion a green and fair recovery from the COVID-19...

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...

Opponent of LNG in Oregon holds up home-made rubberstamp during FERC hearing in 2016.

Oregonians Unite to Demand Rehearing on Jordan Cove LNG Federal Approval


The Klamath Tribes, affected landowners, and public interest organizations request rehearing on fracked gas export terminal and pipeline in southern Oregon....

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...

Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to EPA’s Mercury Emissions Rollback


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to finalize its plans to undermine its Mercury and Air Toxics Standards regulations, which protect...

Stay inside, support Cook Inletkeeper and the Bears of Amakdedori

  • By: Bart Mihailovich
  • News

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...

Liberty Mutual Faces Pressure to Exit Tar Sands from Policyholders, Climate and Indigenous Rights Groups


Broad coalition pledges to ramp up the campaign on Liberty Mutual following inaction at the company’s annual policyholder meeting Today, at its annual...

5 clean water wins in the New York State Budget

  • By: Hudson Riverkeeper
  • News

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

Crystal Coast Waterkeeper Tells the “Seismic Truth”

  • By: Julia Widmann
  • News

Crystal Coast Waterkeeper Larry Baldwin believes you deserve to know the truth about seismic testing and offshore drilling. Larry knows how dangerous seismic...

Tell EPA: Stop Bailing Out Big Coal!


Not only is the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposing to allow coal-burning power plants to release more coal ash toxins into our...

North Carolina Settlement Results in Largest Coal Ash Cleanup in America


Community Groups, N.C. DEQ and Duke Energy Reach Settlement to Clean Up Coal Ash at Six North Carolina Sites The Southern Environmental Law Center today...

Hope for the Nairobi River

  • By: Ellen Simon
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Waterkeepers from 16 countries and four continents gathered in Nairobi in November to learn from each other and presenters including the acting director...

A Pivotal Year For Clean Water


In 2019 we saw monumental attacks on federal clean water protections. The Trump administration is advancing plans to eliminate Clean Water Act protections...