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Tell your Governor – Protect our state’s waters!

The Trump administration is implementing a dangerous effort to eliminate national protections for waters—and communities—across the country. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing a new regulation that would remove historically protected rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands, and other waters from protection under the Clean Water Act, a law which gave us the legal framework ...


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Call for our Coasts and Climate

In early 2018, the Trump administration announced plans to expand the areas open to offshore drilling. These plans would increase drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as open the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and the Arctic Ocean to leasing. Fortunately, right now the administration’s proposal is on hold in response to a recent ...


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Stop Senator Inhofe’s Misuse of Military Spending Bill

U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe from Oklahoma is using his position as Chairman of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee and the military funding process to deprive an Oklahoma town and several tribal governments of their right to protect themselves from flooding and toxic pollution.  In a transparent attempt to further special interests, Senator Inhofe snuck ...


Put an End to Oregon’s Largest Greenhouse Gas Emitter

For over a decade, communities and groups like Rogue Riverkeeper in Oregon have been fighting a proposal for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility and a 229-mile pipeline that would bring the gas to the facility. Referred to as the “Jordan Cove LNG Project,” this project would not only have devastating impacts locally, it ...


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Stop A Massive Clean Water Act Loophole!

A year ago, we warned that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was considering creating a massive loophole in the Clean Water Act. EPA is now moving forward with this and has released an interpretation of the Act that would let known polluters off the hook and even create incentives for companies to pollute more. ...


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Tell Congress to invest in true green infrastructure

The floods that sloshed through the Midwest, Texas, and the Great Plains earlier this month were a reminder that climate change, urban sprawl, and wetland destruction have put huge swaths of the U.S. at risk. But even without a $2 trillion deal, there’s much that Congress can do to build infrastructure that’s truly green, infrastructure ...


Save Alaskan Salmon: Say No to Pebble Mine

UPDATE: The deadline to comment has been extended to July 1, 2019. Waterkeeper Alliance has its roots in fishermen banding together fighting to protect their way of life. Despite efforts to clean up waterways, fisheries worldwide are, for the most part, still declining due to pollution and overfishing. One of the few exceptions to this ...


LAST CALL! The Clean Water Act Depends on You

UPDATE: The Trump administration denied our request to extend the WOTUS comment period, giving us only 60 days to express our fierce opposition to this rulemaking that would accelerate the extinction of more than 75 endangered species and remove Clean Water Act protections from millions of miles of waterways. In comparison, the Obama administration provided ...


Speak up now to save Clean Water Act protections!

The last chance to comment on a Trump administration proposal that would gut the Clean Water Act is April 15. The proposal, which has no basis in science, would be disastrous for our waterways, removing safeguards from historically protected rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands, and other waters. Just as a child with the flu can infect ...


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Tell EPA: Keep Mercury Limits Strong

Thanks to air emissions standards created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Air Act in 2011, important progress in reducing mercury pollution in our waterways has been made. But Trump’s EPA is now taking steps to weaken these standards. Please take a stand against this polluter handout by filing a comment ...