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Upper Missouri Waterkeeper Guy Alsentzer stands in knee deep water in a river with trees in the background.

Who is Waterkeeper: Guy Alsentzer, Upper Missouri Waterkeeper

  • By: Thomas Hynes
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There’s an old expression in Montana: “Whiskey’s for drinking, and water’s for fighting.” Leading that fight as Upper Missouri Waterkeeper is...

A river flows through Big Sky Montana

Wealth Before Health: State Regulators Ignoring Big Sky’s Big Pollution Problem


Wealthy Developers Get Categorical Exclusions; Ignoring Cumulative Impacts Polluting Gallatin River Watershed Originally posted by Upper Missouri Waterkeeper....

Clean Water Act Victory in the Washington State Court of Appeals


Originally published by Puget Soundkeeper, reposted with permission. Soundkeeper and Partners Successful in their Challenge of a Statewide Agricultural...

Washington Appellate Court Rejects State’s Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Permits, Finds State Failed to Protect Water Quality and Account for Climate Change


Yesterday, as record-setting heat threatened the sustainability of Washington’s water resources, a three-judge panel of the Washington Court of Appeals...

Nature Always Wins: The Colorado River Basin’s Dam Problem


The fight for clean and free-flowing waterways often runs up against dams. These structures once seemed like great solutions for how to provide power and...

Gross Dam Colorado River

Appeal Filed to Sustain Colorado River Flows and Stop Gross Dam Expansion


Coalition Stays the Course in Fight to Halt Construction of Tallest Dam in Colorado History DENVER – A coalition of conservation groups filed a notice...

Settlement Agreement Reached for Windy Gap Firming Project Litigation


Today, opposing sides in the litigation over the Windy Gap Firming Project (“Project”) reached and signed a settlement agreement that ends the litigation...

Broad Coalition of Environmental Nonprofits Urge Elected Officials to Oppose the Goldendale Pumped Storage Development


A coalition of fifteen environmental organizations called on Washington and Oregon elected officials to oppose the Goldendale Energy Storage Hydroelectric...

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...

Urgent Action: Put an End to Pebble Mine!


We have one last chance to save Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed, its world-renowned salmon runs, and its Native communities. Take action today to...

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...

In it for the Long Haul: Saluting Waterkeeper Heroes


In a world where so much seems to be measured in dollars and cents, (or Euros or Kenyan Shillings or Peruvian Sols), we quantify our work differently. ...

The River That Made Seattle

  • By: Bart Mihailovich
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“Cummings brings the river and its history to life… A must-read for anyone who wants to know the story flowing through Seattle.”  –...

Leviathan Dreams

  • By: Boulder Waterkeeper
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By Ted Ross, Boulder Waterkeeper As we all emerge from the anxiety of the coronavirus quarantine it is time to consider how our world might be changing...

Waterkeeper Groups Achieve Settlement with EPA on Drinking Water Safety


Waterkeeper Alliance, Waterkeepers Chesapeake, and California Coastkeeper Alliance today filed a settlement agreement in federal court with the U.S. Environmental...

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...

Creatively Adapting: Waterkeepers Encourage Solo Cleanups


As we settle into this new COVID-19 reality, Waterkeepers across the movement are finding creative ways to engage their communities and create opportunities...

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...

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....

Stay inside, support Cook Inletkeeper and the Bears of Amakdedori

  • By: Bart Mihailovich
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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...

Waterkeepers Offer Hope, Diversion, Grocery Pickups

  • By: Ellen Simon
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When pandemic headlines read, “The Sky is Falling,” it seems like an awkward time to remind your supporters of the work you do, and the ways they can...

For Time Indoors | More Waterkeeper Content!

  • By: Julia Widmann
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Wondering how you can stay in the fight for clean water from indoors?  If you can, consider donating to your local Waterkeeper. Nonprofits depend on events...

Waterkeeper Documentaries for Time Indoors

  • By: Julia Widmann
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Wondering how you can stay in the fight for clean water from indoors?  If you can, consider donating to your local Waterkeeper. Nonprofits depend on events...

Our Work Continues

  • By: Ellen Simon
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In the face of the global coronavirus pandemic, Waterkeeper Alliance is making plans to continue our important mission-driven work, strengthening and supporting...

Lake Worth Waterkeeper, Partners, Sue in Response to Massive Clean Water Act Rollback


In case you missed it: Waterkeeper Alliance and eleven U.S. Waterkeeper Organizations, including Lake Worth Waterkeeper, joined last month with several...

The Chehalis at a Crossroads: Plans for a Flood Control Dam Threaten the Headwaters

  • By: Twin Harbors Waterkeeper
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Story and photos by Lee First with Twin Harbors Waterkeeper The era of dam building is over. In the past 30 years, 1275 dams have been torn down, according...

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...