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Tell Congress: Put a Stop to Toxic Algae | Dive Into Democracy

Our waterways are being smothered and poisoned by toxic, green slime. All around the U.S., runaway algae growth caused by water pollution is threatening ecosystems, as well as people’s health and livelihood. While algae are often naturally occurring and an important part of many aquatic ecosystems, some pollutants can lead to an eruption of algae ...


Alaskan Salmon Is Worth More Than Gold | Dive Into Democracy

By Peter D. Kalicki. Peter received his B.A. from Columbia University and plans to focus on environmental law during law school. He currently serves as an advocacy intern at Waterkeeper Alliance. Photo by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Once again, a massive open-pit copper and gold mine proposal is threatening one of the world’s last ...


Don’t let Congress lock the public out of the courts!

Our Founding Fathers created three branches of government as a system of checks and balances. Waterkeeper Alliance and U.S. Waterkeeper groups often turn to the judicial branch when state or federal agencies make decisions that violate environmental laws. Taking legal action when the government makes decisions that will hurt waterways is a fundamental part of ...


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Tell Us Your Pollution Story

Over the past year and a half, we have seen an unprecedented number of attacks on public protections from both the Trump Administration and some members of Congress. Many of these attempts have been carried out at the behest of two powerful industries: the fossil fuel industry, and industrial agriculture. These industries see rolling back ...


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 ...