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Equinor oil pollution in field.

Mitigate Oil Pollution

By Save the Bays. Reposted with permission from Save the Bays As our islands become more populated, the demand for energy increases, however, this should be done with full accountability to our environment by those companies providing power and fuel to our Islands. Development and industry are essential for jobs and our economy, but we ...


Bringing Sampling Equipment — And Moral Support — to the Bahamas, After Dorian

Christian Breen, Waterkeeper Alliance field investigator, and Pete Nichols, Waterkeeper’s organizing director, spent five days in late September assisting Waterkeepers Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.  Their presence, by itself, was a comfort to Rashema Ingraham, executive director of Waterkeepers Bahamas and Bimini Coastal Waterkeeper. The official Bahamas death toll for the hurricane stands ...


Testing Shows Bahamas Oil Spill Contaminated Wetlands More Than One Mile Away

Nearly Five Million Gallons Spilled; Cleanup Effort Appears to be Inadequate The Bahamas oil spill during Hurricane Dorian contaminated water in critical wetland habitat, including an area more than one mile away from the spill, according to sampling done by Waterkeepers Bahamas, Save the Bays, and Waterkeeper Alliance.  The groups took water samples at five ...


Stop EPA’s Latest Assault on Our Health and Our Planet: Oppose Weakening of EPA’s Methane Rule

Responding to pressure from the White House and the fossil fuel industry, EPA is putting protection of our health and our planet on the chopping block once again. EPA’s latest regulatory rollback proposal would eliminate current Clean Air Act requirements to control methane emissions from new wells, pipelines, and other infrastructure. It also challenges federal ...


Tell Ecology: Reject the new fossil fuel refinery along the Columbia River.

Just Weeks Left to Stop the Biggest Climate Disaster on the Columbia River

By Kate Murphy, community organizer at Columbia Riverkeeper Meet Dylan Haviv. He’s a 10-year-old climate activist who wants Washington state to stop the world’s largest fracked gas-to-methanol refinery, proposed along the Columbia River in Kalama, WA. The clock is ticking: Washington regulators have less than three weeks to act. Get inspired by Dylan’s powerful message. Will you join ...


Coal ash

Stop the Spread of Coal Ash Contamination!

The Trump administration’s weakening of public protections from coal pollution is not saving the dying coal industry and has done nothing to help struggling coal workers. However, EPA continues to push forward regulatory rollbacks that will endanger public and environmental health—largely for the benefit of short-term profits for the coal industry.  EPA recently unveiled its ...


Oklahoma Floods: A Reminder of How the State Abdicated its Duty to Protect Us

By Earl Hatley, Grand Riverkeeper at Local Environmental Action Demanded (“LEAD Agency”) Widespread flooding in Oklahoma in late May served as a reminder that the state government has shirked its responsibility to protect us from hazardous coal ash. The state last year received permission from EPA to enforce state standards on coal ash storage instead ...


Ted Evgeniadis, the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper, in front of Brunner Island Power Plant.

Groups Announce Historic Coal Ash Cleanup Agreement with Brunner Island

Brunner Island Power Plant Owners Agree to $1 Million Penalty, Largest Ever Assessed in PA for Coal Ash Pollution Four environmental groups today announced an historic agreement to reduce toxic pollutants leaking from a power plant’s coal ash dumps into groundwater and the Susquehanna River, the largest Chesapeake Bay tributary. The consent decree requires Talen ...


offshore drilling oil rig

Call for our Coasts and Climate

In early 2018, the Trump administration announced plans to expand the areas open to offshore drilling. These plans would increase drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as open the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and the Arctic Ocean to leasing. Fortunately, right now the administration’s proposal is on hold in response to a recent ...


Spaulding Dam

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 ...