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Yuba River Waterkeeper Fights for Clean Water Act Protections

By Ashley Overhouse, River Policy Manager at South Yuba River Citizens League In February, Nevada Irrigation District used a recent federal court ruling to ask the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to waive safe water quality legal requirements for its Yuba-Bear Hydroelectric Project. They are the first water district in the nation to use this ...


Haw Riverkeeper Emily Sutton: Let’s Celebrate Each Victory

By Emily Sutton, Haw Riverkeeper at Haw River Assembly   “Some activists are afraid that if we acknowledge victory, people will give up the struggle. I have long been more afraid that people will give up and go home or never get started in the first place if they think no victory is possible or ...


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 and a 229-mile pipeline that would bring the gas to the facility. Referred to as the “Jordan Cove LNG Project,” this project would not only have devastating impacts locally, it ...


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 always personal — because they’re local. One of the key sources of pollution Waterkeepers defend their waterways against is dirty energy. The fights can be long, but the victories are often ...


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 be the nation’s first commercial-scale oil shale mine and processing facility. The lawsuit says officials failed to protect several endangered species when they approved rights-of-way across public lands to provide utilities to the proposed oil shale development. The massive ...


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Tell Congress to invest in true green infrastructure

The floods that sloshed through the Midwest, Texas, and the Great Plains earlier this month were a reminder that climate change, urban sprawl, and wetland destruction have put huge swaths of the U.S. at risk. But even without a $2 trillion deal, there’s much that Congress can do to build infrastructure that’s truly green, infrastructure ...


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 a question almost everyone in the room wanted answered. How could it approve a plan for coal ash that Indiana had determined violated federal standards?   Indiana’s Department of Environmental Management had recently ...


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 Duke Energy’s coal ash to be moved to dry lined storage out of groundwater and away from waterways, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality today announced it would order Duke Energy ...


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

By Gunpowder Riverkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance Organizer Malaika Elias Gunpowder Riverkeeper has been asking for transparency regarding the Maryland coal-fired power plant for years; its proposed transition to burning natural gas has spurred further involvement from Blue Water Baltimore and community group Essex Middle River Civic Council      The C.P. Crane facility was a coal-fired ...


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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 mercury pollution in our waterways has been made. But Trump’s EPA is now taking steps to weaken these standards. Please take a stand against this polluter handout by filing a comment ...