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Florence CAFO Flooding

Mapping Hurricane Florence

With rivers still rising in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Catawba Riverkeeper Sam Perkins created this story map to give the public a sense of environmental hazards that might be vulnerable to flooding. The map includes locations of river flood gauges, coal-fired power plants, coal ash sites, rivers, the watersheds of local Waterkeeper groups, and concentrated ...


Tell Congress: Take Action on Deadly Algal Blooms

Red tide off Florida has turned beaches into morgues, as scores of dead fish and rotting corpses of marine mammals litter shores. Please call your Representatives and Senators and ask them to stand up for healthy waterways by renewing the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act. A devastating red tide prompted Florida’s ...


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Waterkeeper Fights to Keep Clean Water Act Protections

Waterkeepers challenge industry and Oklahoma AG’s attempts to strip protections from critically important waterways Waterkeeper Alliance, Grand Riverkeeper, and Tar Creekkeeper are requesting to intervene in two Oklahoma federal district court lawsuits—one filed by Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter and one filed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups—that seek to strip ...


Keep Poison Out of Our Waterways!

Nearly a decade ago, Waterkeeper Alliance and our partners won an important legal victory that helps keep pesticides from poisoning our waterways. This ruling meant that Clean Water Act permits are legally required before pesticides are sprayed over and into waterways. Pesticides are poisons designed to kill living organisms, and many pose serious health risks, ...


Southeast Asia—Doomed by Dams?

Written by Marc Yaggi and Gaby Segal After the devastating collapse on July 23 of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower installation in Laos’ Attapeu Province, the Lao government announced renewed inspection of hydropower dams and temporarily suspended all new projects to review its “future hydropower development strategy.” To date, the disaster has claimed a reported 36 ...


Coalition Files ‘Notice Of Intent To Sue’ Against Denver Water’s Gross Dam Project

Conservation Coalition Sends ‘Notice Of Intent To Sue’ Alleging Denver Water’s Gross Dam Project Violates Endangered Species Act Yesterday, a coalition of conservation groups warned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) that Denver Water’s proposed expansion of Gross Dam in Boulder County, Colorado, would violate the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The groups 60-day notice ...


Report shows plastic pollution a threat to Texas Gulf Coast

By Diane Wilson, San Antonio Bay Estuarine Waterkeeper For years, San Antonio Bay Estuarine Waterkeeper has reported that a 2,500-acre petrochemical complex on the Texas Gulf Coast has been illegally discharging plastic pellets and powder into Lavaca Bay and nearby waterways. A new report shows that this plastic pollution is likely to harm the ecosystem. ...


Tell EPA: Don’t Prioritize Polluters’ Pocketbooks!

There are costs and benefits to every action taken by the government. For example, when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) makes a new rule setting limits on pollution, there is a good chance that, in addition to benefits such as improved health for the public and better quality of life, there are also costs associated ...


Help Block the Hostile Takeover of the Supreme Court | Dive Into Democracy

If Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court is confirmed by the Senate, it will result in a Supreme Court that is heavily biased against environmental protection. You can help by calling your Senators and urging them to oppose the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Find talking points and learn more below. ...


Help us get a clean funding bill for EPA! | Dive Into Democracy

UPDATE: The Senate passed S. 3073, its Interior-Environment spending package, which includes a slight boost in funding for EPA and is largely free of bad environmental riders. Thank you to everyone who called their Senators and asked for a clean funding bill! Last week, the House of Representatives passed an appropriations bill that includes funding for ...