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Groups Protest at Annual Dam Industry Conference in Ottawa

By Roberta Benefiel, Grand Riverkeeper Labrador  Indigenous groups and allies denounce cultural genocide and environmental destruction globally and at Canada’s Muskrat Falls dam The message from an international alliance of megadam opponents to delegates to the 87th meeting of the International Coalition on Large Dams (ICOLD) on June 10, 2019 in Ottawa, Canada is clear: ...


Texas Could Prevent Future ITC Fires With Vigorous Enforcement

Written by Bayou City Waterkeeper Executive Director & Waterkeeper Jordan Macha and Legal Director Kristen Schlemmer. Reposted with permission from Bayou City Waterkeeper. Last week, the Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) polluted local air and water with a massive fire at its Deer Park chemical storage facility — something of a habit for the company. In 2018, ITC discharged ...


How the New Trump Rule Would Harm San Francisco Bay

San Francisco Bay’s watershed stretches from the granite tips of the Sierra Nevada to the Golden Gate, covering almost 60,000 square miles and nearly 40 percent of California. Half of California’s surface water supply falls as rain or snow within the watershed, frequently as “ephemeral” or intermittent streams, creeks, and marshes that flow with the ...


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20 Years of Clean Water Wins

Today, on World Water Day, I can’t help but reflect on the billions of people around the world without access to clean and safe water. But there’s a path toward achieving the United Nations’ 2030 goal of universal, equitable access to safe, affordable drinking water. That path: Strengthening and growing local leaders equipped with tools ...


Clean Water Act Rollbacks Further Expose Greater Houston to Flooding

As Houston grows, the city and its suburbs are devouring its wetlands. Building subdivisions on top of wetlands has made the nation’s fourth-largest city vulnerable to the stronger and more frequent storms that come with climate change, as Hurricane Harvey demonstrated in 2017. Now, a Trump administration proposal to gut the Clean Water Act would ...


Waterkeepers Florida Committed to Protecting Sunshine State Waters

Written with Jen Lomberk, John S. Quarterman, Lisa Rinaman, and Kelly Cox. Regional entity Waterkeepers Florida came together early February for an in-person board meeting to set goals for the 2019 Florida legislative session. They gathered at the 25th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference at the University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville ...


Sperry and Waterkeeper Alliance Partner on New Sustainability Initiative

To combat the world’s growing ocean plastic epidemic Sperry, the iconic footwear brand with a heritage of innovation and a love for the sea, and Waterkeeper Alliance, the largest and fastest growing nonprofit solely focused on clean water, have announced a partnership. Together they will combat the ocean plastics epidemic, build awareness, share sustainable solutions ...


Defend Missouri’s Maramec Spring Against Clean Water Act Rollbacks

Maramec Spring is the center of a popular Missouri park, with 1,860 acres of forests and fields, and a well-attended annual Kids’ Fishing Day, where children angle for stocked brown trout. As much as Maramec Spring is a part of people’s modern life outside St. Louis, its 310-square-mile watershed also illustrates the ancient story of ...


Trump’s Clean Water Act Puts Revitalization of Buffalo River at Stake

Activists in Buffalo poured their hearts into resuscitating the Buffalo River, which was declared dead in 1967, willing it back to life. When they began their work more than 30 years ago, the river was thick with waste, depleted of oxygen, with sediments that tested positive for 100 chemical constituents. The revitalization of the river ...


Changes to Clean Water Act Would Threaten Idaho’s Little Lost River

Near the edge of Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, bordered on one side by the Lost River Range, the highest in Idaho, the Little Lost River runs strong through 50 miles of high arid sagebrush, ducking subsurface into lava bedrock near the town of Howe, Idaho. A haven for anglers seeking a ...