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Conservationists Intervene in Ludicrous Effort to Dam the Little Colorado River Half a Mile from the Grand Canyon

Today a coalition of conservation organizations sought intervention and opposed preliminary permits for a series of new dams and reservoirs on the Little Colorado River just a few thousand feet from the Grand Canyon. Earthjustice is representing Save the Colorado, the Grand Canyon Trust, the Sierra Club, Living Rivers, Waterkeeper Alliance, and WildEarth Guardians in ...


Florida Officials Urged to Set Standards to Protect People, Wildlife From Harmful Algal Blooms

Nine conservation groups sent a letter today urging Florida officials to set water-quality standards for the harmful toxins in algal blooms.  The groups are calling on the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to establish legal limits for cyanotoxins that pose severe health risks to people and wildlife. The standards will help notify the public when ...


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24 Scientists, Experts Oppose Disney’s Proposed Cruise Ship Port at Lighthouse Point on Eleuthera, The Bahamas

The “Last Chance for Lighthouse Point” campaign today released a letter from twenty-four independent scientists and experts, setting out the technical case against the Walt Disney Company’s controversial proposed cruise ship port at Lighthouse Point on the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas. The letter was initiated by Dr. David Philips, Chair of the Board ...


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Last Chance for Lighthouse Point campaign announces relaunch six weeks after Hurricane Dorian

On July 15, 2019, five leading Bahamian environmental groups — the Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation, Save the Bays, ReEarth, EARTHCARE, and Waterkeepers Bahamas — later joined by the international Waterkeeper Alliance organization, launched the “Stop Disney – Last Chance for Lighthouse Point” campaign. By the end of August, more than 100,000 supporters had signed ...


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Worried About Microplastics? Stormwater Is A Solution

By Sean Bothwell, California Coastkeeper Alliance executive director. Reposted with permission from California Coastkeeper Alliance. New research shows stormwater is the primary source of microplastics in coastal waters — here’s how to prevent it. Every year, seven trillion tiny pieces of plastic — equivalent to about a million pieces each for every man, woman and ...


Waterkeeper Groups Across United States Oppose Rollback of States’ Rights

Proposed revisions to Clean Water Act would hamstring states’ ability to protect their waters Waterkeeper Alliance and 148 Waterkeeper groups today submitted comments in opposition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed revisions to its regulations that administer section 401 of the Clean Water Act. EPA’s proposed rule is a bald-faced effort by the ...


Sarasota County Sewage Plant Cow Pen Slough

Suncoast Waterkeeper’s “Sick of Sewage” Campaign Resolves Lawsuit Against Sarasota County

Suncoast Waterkeeper, Our Children’s Earth Foundation, and Ecological Rights Foundation are celebrating our third legal victory in the ongoing “Sick of Sewage” campaign focused on cleaning up Gulf Coast waters. After a series of horrific sewage spills in 2016 despoiled Tampa Bay and other local waters, the environmental groups brought suit against the cities of ...


River Protectors Swim Across the Qiantang

Colorful Body-Painted River Protectors Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China By Green Zhejiang, reposted with permission from the Green Zhejiang blog. Translated by Katherine Olson 用中文阅读 / Read in Chinese At 8:40 AM on the morning of August 25, the opening ceremony for the 2019 “Swim Across the ...


Merriam Lake Idaho in Little Lost river range.

Tell EPA: Let states protect their waterways!

The Trump administration claims to be all about giving states greater freedom and responsibility. However, the administration suddenly sings a very different tune when states use their power to stand up to powerful polluters. Trump’s EPA just released a proposed rule that would effectively take away a powerful Clean Water Act tool that states have ...


Cleanups: Opportunities for Policy Solutions

Waterkeepers have made cleanups into an opportunity for face-to-face advocacy on issues such as plastic bag bans and alternative bag fees.  The message: We shouldn’t need cleanups. So even as Waterkeepers around the world mobilize volunteers for cleanups, they’re constantly working to stop pollution before it clogs our rivers. Among the work Waterkeepers are doing ...