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Waterkeepers: Protectors, Safeguards, Caretakers of Great Lakes Drinking Water

By Grand Traverse Baykeeper Heather Smith The time to fight for clean and healthy Great Lakes drinking water is now. The mighty Great Lakes. The largest freshwater system on the planet. These lakes represent more than one-fifth of the world’s supply of fresh surface water. The Great Lakes are so sweeping, so magnificent in size ...


Providing Clean Water in China’s Cancer Villages

Rapid industrialization and scant pollution controls have left China with more than 400 villages where the cancer rate is extraordinarily high. The country even has a name for them: (癌症村), Áizhèng cūn, “Cancer Village.” One cause: Water contamination. Serious water pollution afflicts all seven large river basins in China, but the earliest and most serious ...


New Partnership to Defend the Great Lakes

The Great Lakes are the largest freshwater system on the planet, with six quadrillion gallons of freshwater — 95 percent of the U.S. supply and 20 percent of the world’s supply. But the lakes are under stress from climate change, toxic chemical pollution, invasive species, and waterfront development. Waterkeeper Alliance and local Waterkeepers are committed ...


Waterkeeper Groups Notify EPA of Intent to Sue Under Safe Drinking Water Act

Regulator has missed Safe Drinking Water Act deadlines for toxic and carcinogenic contaminants Waterkeeper Alliance, Waterkeepers Chesapeake, and California Coastkeeper Alliance today notified the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of their intent to sue the agency under the Safe Drinking Water Act because EPA has missed Safe Drinking Water Act deadlines for reviewing and regulating ...


Much-needed money for drinking water infrastructure may be on its way

The Water Resources Development Act, which passed both the House and the Senate and awaits the president’s signature, apportions some much-needed money for drinking water infrastructure. It includes: $4.4 billion over three years for EPA’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program, which provides financing to states and utilities to improve drinking water infrastructure. $50 million ...