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Tell Congress to Reject Manchin’s ‘Dirty Deal’ to Fast-Track Fossil Fuel Projects


In exchange for his vote to help pass the Inflation Reduction Act last month, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has demanded a vote on a second bill...

Help The Bahamas Say NO to Offshore Oil Drilling – Once And For All


The Bahamas could send a message to the world – by banning oil drilling now. As Planet Earth spirals toward climate catastrophe, the math is clear:...

Conservation Groups Call for Petroleum Policy Improvements, Better Transparency and Full Accounting of Dispersants Used, Following Exuma Spill


In response to the July 20 oil spill on Great Exuma, a coalition of environmental groups lauded the fast response, but called for improved spill prevention...

Legal Protests Target Biden’s Plans To Resume Oil, Gas Leasing on Public Lands


Fossil Fuel Expansion Undermines Biden’s Climate Goals, Campaign Promises Climate, conservation and community groups from across the country filed administrative...

Coalition Doubles Down on Call for Oil Drilling Ban Following Recent UN Climate Report


IPCC Scientists declare: We can halve emissions by 2030. Today, the Our Islands Our Future coalition is reaffirming its position with regard to a permanent...

Help Keep Mercury Out of Our Waters!

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a rule reaffirming that enforcing Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) from power plants...

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...

Help Us Strengthen and Expand Federal Methane Regulations

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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Recently, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reaffirmed what many of us already know: climate change is accelerating and...

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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,...

COP26 – Fighting for protection of the world’s waters and a hospitable planet under an intensifying call to action for all humankind


It was an honor to represent the Waterkeeper Movement at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland. It was an intense two weeks of collective advocacy, learning, networking,...

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...

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...

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Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to EPA’s Major New Rules To Cut Oil and Gas Methane Emissions


Agency Promises More In the Future to Address Flaring and Marginal Wells President Biden announced at the UN Climate Summit today the U.S. Environmental...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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...

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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,...

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...