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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...

North Carolina is No. 1 in a Dangerous Pollution Category


North Carolina is the top state in a category that poses a hazard to our soil, our air, and our water. Thanks to the expansion of intensive hog, chicken,...

Lawsuit Launched Over Trump’s Massive Rollback of Clean Water Act Protections


Conservation groups filed a formal notice of intent to sue the Trump administration today for eliminating longstanding Clean Water Act protections for...

Waterkeepers Alabama Launches New Website

  • By: Waterkeepers Alabama
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Waterkeepers Alabama, a new coalition of Waterkeeper organizations protecting watersheds across Alabama, has launched its website.  The new website, waterkeepersalabama.org,...

Smithfield’s biogas plans won’t solve swine waste pollution problems


North Carolina is jumping in — quickly — and with a blessing from the state utilities agency, to a mass experiment of capturing gas from swine waste...

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Waterkeepers Florida Caps First Year With A Slate Of Achievements

  • By: Waterkeepers Florida
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Waterkeepers Florida Caps First Year With A Slate Of Achievements, New Website, And Important Objectives For The 2020 Florida Legislative Session Waterkeepers...

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...

Keep Little River Wild: Waterkeeper Alliance Supports a Wild and Scenic Designation for Alabama’s Little River

  • By: Julia Widmann
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Angie and Bill Shugart have devoted much of their lives to sharing and preserving the beauty of the unique Little River, which flows through the mountains...

Florida Officials Urged to Set Standards to Protect People, Wildlife From Harmful Algal Blooms


Nine conservation groups sent a letter today urging Florida officials to set water-quality standards for the harmful toxins in algal blooms. The groups...

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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...

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Gulf and South Atlantic Waterkeepers Respond to Federal Clean Water Act Rollbacks

  • By: Julia Widmann
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Across the Gulf and South Atlantic regions of the US, Waterkeepers responded to the EPA rollbacks of Clean Water Act protections with creative, informative,...

Waterkeeper Groups Across United States Oppose Rollback of States’ Rights


Proposed revisions to Clean Water Act would hamstring states’ ability to protect their waters Waterkeeper Alliance and 148 Waterkeeper groups today submitted...

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Suncoast Waterkeeper’s “Sick of Sewage” Campaign Resolves Lawsuit Against Sarasota County

  • By: Suncoast Waterkeeper
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Suncoast Waterkeeper, Our Children’s Earth Foundation, and Ecological Rights Foundation are celebrating our third legal victory in the ongoing “Sick...

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River Cleanups: “Gateway Drug to Stewardship”

  • By: Ellen Simon
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Arranging a cleanup can be the human equivalent of planting saplings, or seeding an oyster bed, helping Waterkeepers grow a base of dedicated activists....

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Suwannee Riverkeeper Fights to Protect Okefenokee Swamp from Titanium Strip Mine

  • By: Julia Widmann
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Three times last week, Suwannee Riverkeeper John S. Quarterman helped gather locals and organizations across Georgia, north Florida, and beyond to voice...

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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Legal Petition Seeks Ban on Plastic Pollution From Petrochemical Plants


Decades-old EPA Limits Require Update As Plastic Production Booms More than 270 community and conservation organizations filed a legal petition today that...

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In Lavaca Bay, a Massive Clean Water Win Against Big Plastic

  • By: Julia Widmann
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At the end of June, a Texas federal judge found Formosa Plastic Corporation a “serial polluter” in a strongly worded decision in favor of Diane Wilson...

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Bayou City Waterkeeper Advocates for Flood Planning “Rooted in Equity”

  • By: Julia Widmann
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In Houston, residents already feel the climate crisis’ impact. The low-lying city faces threats of sea level rise, storms of increasing strength and...

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Stop Senator Inhofe’s Misuse of Military Spending Bill


U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe from Oklahoma is using his position as Chairman of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee and the military funding process to...

A Beginner’s Guide to E. coli

  • By: Guest Contributor
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By Anna Alsobrook, Watershed Outreach Coordinator at MountainTrue As MountainTrue’s Watershed Outreach Coordinator, I facilitate volunteer water quality...

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How the Clean Water War is Won: Waterkeeper Alliance and Culture Trip Introduce “Waterkeeper Warriors”

  • By: Waterkeeper Alliance
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The Waterkeeper Warriors campaign features photography of waterways around the world and the Waterkeepers who defend them, with stories voiced by Alec...

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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...

13 Restoration Successes

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By Georgia Lambrakis, Waterkeeper Alliance intern As Waterkeeper Alliance celebrates 20 years of fighting for drinkable, fishable, swimmable water, we’re...

Floods and Frustration: The New Normal in Kansas

  • By: Julia Widmann
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NOTE: As of Friday, May 31st, officials warned of a potential evacuation for the town of Manhattan, Kansas, because of elevated levels at the Tuttle Creek...

15 Pollution-Prevention Victories

  • By: Ellen Simon
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Waterkeepers defend their waterways against every source of pollution, whether it’s toxic arsenic from a mine, oil that’s mixed into stormwater, or...

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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...

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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...

Texas Could Prevent Future ITC Fires With Vigorous Enforcement

  • By: Bayou City Waterkeeper
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Written by Bayou City Waterkeeper Executive Director & Waterkeeper Jordan Macha and Legal Director Kristen Schlemmer. Reposted with permission from...

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...