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Crystal Coast Waterkeeper Tells the “Seismic Truth”

  • By: Julia Widmann
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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...

Insure Our Future Campaign Targets Liberty Mutual, Top Fossil Fuel Insurer


Following the release of the 2019 Insurance, Coal, and Climate Change Scorecard, demonstrators visit Liberty Mutual offices in Boston and Seattle Today,...

No More Coal Ash Toxics in Our Waters!


For decades, coal-fired power plants have profited from being allowed to dump unlimited amounts of toxic coal ash pollutants into our waterways, pushing...

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Waterkeepers Fighting Climate Change: Eight Projects Making a Difference

  • By: Ellen Simon
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U.S. Waterkeepers are fighting climate change by working to protect the areas they love best from rising seas, ocean acidification, and fossil fuel industry...

Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to Trump Administration’s Coal Rollbacks

  • By: Waterkeeper Alliance
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The rulemakings will release hundreds of millions of pounds of toxins into waterways The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed new...

We deserve a voice on our public lands!

  • By: Larissa Liebmann
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Public lands are required to be managed by the federal government to benefit the United States public as a whole, ideally in a way that protects those...

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Mitigate Oil Pollution

  • By: Guest Contributor
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By Save the Bays. Reposted with permission from Save the Bays As our islands become more populated, the demand for energy increases, however, this should...

Stop EPA’s Latest Assault on Our Health and Our Planet: Oppose Weakening of EPA’s Methane Rule


Responding to pressure from the White House and the fossil fuel industry, EPA is putting protection of our health and our planet on the chopping block...

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Just Weeks Left to Stop the Biggest Climate Disaster on the Columbia River

  • By: Columbia Riverkeeper
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By Kate Murphy, community organizer at Columbia Riverkeeper Meet Dylan Haviv. He’s a 10-year-old climate activist who wants Washington state to stop...

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Stop the Spread of Coal Ash Contamination!


The Trump administration’s weakening of public protections from coal pollution is not saving the dying coal industry and has done nothing to help struggling...

Oklahoma Floods: A Reminder of How the State Abdicated its Duty to Protect Us

  • By: Grand Riverkeeper
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By Earl Hatley, Grand Riverkeeper at Local Environmental Action Demanded (“LEAD Agency”) Widespread flooding in Oklahoma in late May served as a reminder...

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Groups Announce Historic Coal Ash Cleanup Agreement with Brunner Island


Brunner Island Power Plant Owners Agree to $1 Million Penalty, Largest Ever Assessed in PA for Coal Ash Pollution Four environmental groups today announced...

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Call for our Coasts and Climate


In early 2018, the Trump administration announced plans to expand the areas open to offshore drilling. These plans would increase drilling in the Gulf...

Put an End to Oregon’s Largest Greenhouse Gas Emitter


For over a decade, communities and groups like Rogue Riverkeeper in Oregon have been fighting a proposal for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility...

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Aerial Photographs of Flooded Infrastructure in the St. Louis Region

  • By: Missouri Confluence Waterkeeper
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By Missouri Confluence Waterkeeper Rachel Bartels. Republished with permission from Missouri Confluence Waterkeeper Missouri Confluence Waterkeeper Rachel...

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10 Big Local Wins Against Dirty Energy


Waterkeepers around the world fight for clean water. As Waterkeeper Alliance turns 20, we’re looking at some of their biggest wins. These fights are...

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Approval of Massive Utah Oil Shale Development


Water-sucking Project Threatens Endangered Species, Climate, Air Quality Conservation groups today sued the Trump administration to challenge what would...

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Groups Move to Defend N.C. Order that Duke Energy Must Clean Up Coal Ash Pollution at Six Sites


Duke’s Refusal Follows Years of Public Outcry, Pollution, Crimes & Spills Community groups represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center moved...

Save Alaskan Salmon: Say No to Pebble Mine


UPDATE: The deadline to comment has been extended to July 1, 2019. Waterkeeper Alliance has its roots in fishermen banding together fighting to protect...

On Earth Day, Rep. Huffman Introduces Bill to Clean Up Postal Service Trucks


Representative Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today introduced the Federal Leadership in Energy Efficient Transportation (FLEET) Act of 2019, legislation...

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Federal Appeals Court Orders EPA to Strengthen Rule on Toxic Wastewater from Power Plants


EPA must update guidelines for reducing toxic wastewater pollution from steam-electric power plants Siding with environmentalists, the U.S. Court of Appeals...

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N.C. Coal Ash Victory: State-Level Peer Pressure


Catawba Riverkeeper Brandon Jones was standing before a packed gym of angry people in January, asking North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality...

North Carolina Orders Duke Energy to Clean Up its Coal Ash Pollution


Decision Follows Years of Public Outcry, Pollution, Crimes & Spills After hundreds of North Carolina residents came out to meetings and called for...

Gunpowder Riverkeeper, Blue Water Baltimore, Essex Middle River Civic Council Concerned about ‘Repowering’ of Maryland CP Crane facility

  • By: Guest Contributor
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By Gunpowder Riverkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance Organizer Malaika Elias Gunpowder Riverkeeper has been asking for transparency regarding the Maryland...

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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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Tell EPA: Keep Mercury Limits Strong


Thanks to air emissions standards created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Air Act in 2011, important progress in reducing...