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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

  • By: Guest Contributor
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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...

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On the Frontlines of the Plastics Fight on the Texas Gulf Coast

  • By: Julia Widmann
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Diane Wilson, San Antonio Bay Estuarine Waterkeeper and fourth generation Mid-Texas gulf coast shrimper, is keeping busy fighting Formosa Plastic Corporation’s...

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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...

North Carolina Waterkeepers Mobilize Communities Against Hog Waste


How can a state manage 9.5 billion gallons of hog waste each year? That’s the question North Carolina has been grappling with for more than 20 years....

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Clean Water Act Rollbacks Further Expose Greater Houston to Flooding


As Houston grows, the city and its suburbs are devouring its wetlands. Building subdivisions on top of wetlands has made the nation’s fourth-largest...

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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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Waterkeepers Florida Committed to Protecting Sunshine State Waters

  • By: Julia Widmann
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Written with Jen Lomberk, John S. Quarterman, Lisa Rinaman, and Kelly Cox. Regional entity Waterkeepers Florida came together early February for an in-person...

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Defend Missouri’s Maramec Spring Against Clean Water Act Rollbacks


Maramec Spring is the center of a popular Missouri park, with 1,860 acres of forests and fields, and a well-attended annual Kids’ Fishing Day, where...

Statement of Kansas Riverkeeper Dawn Buehler to EPA on Redefining Waters of the U.S.


Missouri Confluence Waterkeeper Rachel Bartels, Kansas Riverkeeper Dawn Buehler, and Lake Worth Waterkeeper Reinaldo Diaz braved icy roads to testify in...

Statement of Lake Worth Waterkeeper Reinaldo Diaz to EPA on Redefining Waters of the U.S.

  • By: Lake Worth Waterkeeper
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Missouri Confluence Waterkeeper Rachel Bartels (left), Kansas Riverkeeper Dawn Buehler, and Lake Worth Waterkeeper Reinaldo Diaz (right) braved icy roads...

Trump’s Misrepresentation of WOTUS – And Why It Matters


On February 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order to begin a series of actions, long sought by industry, that will allow uncontrolled discharges...