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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 ...


Trump’s WOTUS Puts Cape Fear at Risk

Stocking Head Creek’s headwaters are a forest spring. Once this tributary to North Carolina’s Cape Fear River leaves that forest, however, its sources become considerably less pristine. Part of a watershed where 94,000 swine and 1.3 million broiler chickens live in confinement, Stocking Head swells with waters from small streams, ditches, and ditched streams that ...


Trump’s WOTUS Definition Attacks the Heart of the Clean Water Act

The Trump administration is implementing its treacherous strategy to eliminate Clean Water Act protections for waters—and communities—across the country through a rulemaking that removes historically protected rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands, and other waters from its “waters of the United States” definition. This rulemaking by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers ...


Millions Threatened, But No Action from EPA

Everyone should be able to turn on their tap, fill a glass, and drink the water with confidence it’s safe. Unfortunately, throughout the United States, many people have well-founded concerns about drinking their tap water. Our drinking water — and the nation’s health — face growing threats, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ...