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Scott Pruitt: Get Smart

Maxwell Smart and Scott Pruitt share two things in common: bumbling ineptitude and a love of top-secret phones, albeit a shoe phone in Mr. Smart’s case. Unlike Mr. Pruitt, however, Mr. Smart always worked for the common good, deploying his ineptitude to save the day. With his gross incompetence, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator ...


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Relentless in the Pursuit of Poisoning our Waterways | Dive Into Democracy

Nearly a decade ago, Waterkeeper Alliance and our partners won an important legal victory that helps keep pesticides from poisoning our waterways. In National Cotton Council v. EPA, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit found that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) erred when it issued a rule exempting pesticides applied in ...


EPA wants to create a massive Clean Water Act loophole | Dive Into Democracy

Imagine this scenario: a company releases pollutants from a pipe a few feet short of a waterway. The pollutants do not directly discharge into the waterway, but travel a short distance underground before entering the water. This discharge of pollution is not regulated by the Clean Water Act, and therefore the company can legally put ...


The Fossil Fuel Industry’s Plot to Stay Relevant is Made of Plastic

Co-written by Marc Yaggi and Gabrielle Segal Because consumers are clamoring for clean energy options, which are increasingly competitive with fossil fuels, studies predict that the demand for fossil fuels will peak in the next few years. The fossil fuel industry has long known that it is on its way to extinction, which is why ...


Plastic is Poisoning Our Planet | Dive Into Democracy

Plastic is poisoning our planet, but there are actions you can take to reduce your impact Earth Day is on April 22 and this year’s theme is “End Plastic Pollution.” Plastic plays a large role in our everyday lives — so much so that most of us may not even realize how much we use ...


Help Nepal’s Karnali River Flow

The Karnali River is an ancient stream and the last free-flowing river of Nepal, but the main stem of the Karnali is at risk of losing its cultural, economic, and environmental value due to development. Karnali River Waterkeeper, Nepal River Conservation Trust, and Waterkeeper Alliance are collaborating on a scientific expedition that will provide a framework ...


A Changing Casco Bay: Beyond the Beauty

By Casco Baykeeper Ivy Frignoca, Friends of Casco Bay For over 25 years, Friends of Casco Bay has worked to improve and protect the environmental health of Casco Bay, Maine. Our organization is a founding member of Waterkeeper Alliance and has employed a Casco Baykeeper since 1991. We collect water quality data that enables us ...


Don’t Let ‘Zombie’ Projects Come Back to Life! | Dive Into Democracy

Over the past year, we have seen the Trump Administration and members of Congress try to bring “zombie” projects back to life. These are projects that previous administrations rejected due to legitimate concerns about adverse environmental impacts. For example, two months into his presidency, President Trump approved the Keystone XL pipeline after it was rejected ...


Thank You for Your Commitment to Clean Water | Dive Into Democracy

We launched Dive into Democracy in March of 2017, at a time when we were becoming overwhelmed by a deluge of federal legislative and policy developments that threatened many of the environmental protections we spent years fighting for. Since then, we have published a blog post nearly every week. We hoped that Dive into Democracy ...


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No More Budget Limbo | Dive Into Democracy

After wasting time pushing forward a disastrous tax plan, Congress is now scrambling to keep the federal government funded. Funding was set to run out on December 8, but Congress passed another continuing resolution to extend the deadline until December 22. This means that over the next week or so Congress will focus on coming ...