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Lawmakers trample on property rights

Written by Will Hendrick, staff attorney for Waterkeeper Alliance, and Kemp Burdette, Cape Fear Riverkeeper.  This piece originally appeared in the July 7th edition of the Fayetteville Observer. Last month, the North Carolina General Assembly again voted to prioritize polluters over people when it overrode Governor Cooper’s veto and enacted the NC Farm Act, SB711. ...


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Waterkeeper Alliance Responds to Passage of SB711

In response to the North Carolina General Assembly once again voting to prioritize polluters over people by overriding Governor Cooper’s veto and enacting the NC Farm Act, SB711, Waterkeeper Alliance Campaign Manager and Staff Attorney Will Hendrick has issued the following statement: “Under SB711, it is difficult to see how any injured neighbor will be ...


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With Groundbreaking Title VI Settlement Signed, North Carolina Environmental Justice Organizations Vow to Continue Their Fight

North Carolina environmental justice groups announced today that they reached a settlement agreement with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) of a 2014 Title VI complaint filed with the Environmental Protection Agency. The complaint, filed by the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network (NCEJN), Rural Empowerment Association for Community Help (REACH), and Waterkeeper Alliance, ...


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Environmental Groups Reach Settlement with State Regarding Response to Citizen Complaints

Yesterday, Waterkeeper Alliance, Cape Fear River Watch and the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network (NCEJN), represented by Elizabeth Haddix and Mark Dorosin of the Julius L. Chambers for Civil Rights, reached a settlement with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) that they hope will ensure prompt, transparent action by the agency in response ...


Bayou City Waterkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance Respond to Harvey Devastation

Bayou City Waterkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance are responding to Hurricane Harvey, working to assess the damage the record-breaking storm has brought to southeast Texas. Deploying the Waterkeeper Alliance’s Rapid Response Protocol, Bayou City Waterkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance staff are working to support local communities and are developing a long-term cleanup and water monitoring plan for ...


Pollution Cannot be Political

By Maia Berlow, Advocacy Intern at Waterkeeper Alliance On June 14th, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon and four others were charged with involuntary manslaughter in an investigation of the Flint Water Crisis. Lyon is accused of failing to alert the majority-black population in the Flint area to a Legionnaire’s ...


Pulling out of the Paris Agreement is a threat to human rights

By Maia Berlow, Advocacy Intern at Waterkeeper Alliance As I think about the different categories of rights I deeply care about — minority, women’s and children’s rights, freedom of expression, and the right to housing — it becomes increasingly clear that all of these rights are threatened by climate change. Climate change already disrupts people’s ...


Scott Pruitt’s “Federalism” Plan for the Environment is Dangerous

By Jason Aamodt Scott Pruitt’s federalism plan for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is a dangerous game of pollution without representation.  Under Mr. Pruitt’s version of “federalism,” environmental protection would be limited by political boundary lines.  One obvious problem with Mr. Pruitt’s crusade is that wind, water and pollution do not respect boundary lines.  Wind ...


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Iraqi Waterkeepers Impacted By “Muslim Ban”

It has been just a little over a week and the Trump Administration has acted with speed to open the door to fast track Dakota Access Pipeline and welcome the return of Keystone XL, among many other things.  The President’s most damaging action so far is, of course, the Muslim ban – an Executive Order ...


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Correcting Scott Pruitt’s Environmental Record – David Page, Oklahoma Environmental Attorney

By David P. Page I have practiced environmental law in Oklahoma for over 30 years. During this time Mr. Pruitt has, with regard to environmental issues, done more than any other Oklahoma Attorney General to protect the polluter, and has done the least of any other Oklahoma Attorney General to protect the “common man” or ...