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NC DEQ Allows a Delay of Toxic Pollution Limits in Permit for Duke Energy’s Marshall Coal Ash Site in Lake Norman

In response to legal action by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, Sierra Club, and Waterkeeper Alliance, DEQ today announced that it will no longer permit natural streams as pollution-carrying discharge channels at Duke Energy’s Marshall steam station. Today’s agency action reversed its earlier decision, which conservation groups challenged, that ...


Bayou Bridge Fight Heads to Federal Court

Complaint alleges government failed to consider irreparable harm to Atchafalaya River Basin Representing the interests of the millions of people who use, visit, study and rely on the Atchafalaya Great River Swamp, several groups today asked a Louisiana federal district court to vacate a recent decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) that ...


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Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to President Trump’s Offshore Drilling 5-Year Plan

The Trump administration today announced its proposal to open the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Gulf of Mexico, and Arctic Sea to offshore drilling. The plan would be the largest offering of offshore drilling rights in decades. Oil spills and other disasters caused by offshore drilling have devastating impacts on marine life and coastal economies, ...