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Trump’s Executive Order Undermines States’ Rights

President Trump plans today to sign an executive order that attempts to limit states’ role in approving permits required for oil and gas projects under the Clean Water Act, undermining federal law and stripping states of their ability to approve or deny projects that will impact their communities and waterways. The Clean Water Act was ...


Stop a Fossil Fuel Bonanza | Dive Into Democracy

UPDATE 11/9/18: We are once again hearing that H.R. 4239 – “SECURE American Energy Act,” could come up for a floor vote soon. This bill would transfer management authority for the permitting of federal oil and gas resources to states, encourage offshore oil drilling while limiting safeguards, and weaken protections for marine mammals. Please call your Representative to ...


Major consumer, climate groups call on insurance industry to ditch fossil fuels

New campaign Insure Our Future to hold US insurers accountable for a role in climate change as first US insurance company to commit not to invest in coal On the eve of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), a new campaign, Insure Our Future, is calling out the U.S. insurance industry as a major contributor to climate change ...


Stop Jordan Cove: No Fracked Gas Exports from Oregon | Dive Into Democracy

The Pacific Northwest has been coined the Thin Green Line between fossil fuels and a clean energy future thanks to sophisticated and successful grassroots campaigns by residents that put people and the planet before profit. Over the last decade, multiple proposals for coal and oil exports in Washington and Oregon have been thwarted by passionate ...


SECURE Act is a Public Lands and Waters Giveaway to Dirty Industry

Today, the House Natural Resources Committee will vote on the Strengthening the Economy with Critical Untapped Resources to Expand American Energy (SECURE) Act. This Act would transfer management authority for the permitting of federal oil and gas resources to states, encourage offshore oil drilling while limiting commonplace safeguards, and gravely weaken protections for marine mammals. ...


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Tribes, Landowners and Conservation Groups Intervene in Jordan Cove Pipeline Fight

Last month, Pembina, the Canadian Company behind the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline and LNG export terminal filed their Certificate Application with the federal government, marking their third attempt over a 12 year period to build a pipeline through southern Oregon to ship fracked gas overseas. The project has faced stiff opposition from impacted communities because ...


Legal Protest Targets Trump Fracking Plan That Threatens Colorado River

Conservation groups on Tuesday challenged a Bureau of Land Management decision to auction off more than 27,000 acres of western Colorado public lands in December for fracking operations. Fracking would threaten the dwindling water supply in the Colorado River, a water source for about 40 million people. It also would worsen Colorado’s air, water and ...


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Communities Pay The Price for Pipelines

Co-written by Waterkeeper Alliance Staff Attorney Larissa Liebmann and Atchafalaya Basinkeeper Staff Attorney Misha Mitchell In 2017, Sunoco Logistics Partners (Sunoco) merged with, and changed its name to, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the company behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. Through this merger, ETP combined two companies with dubious incident and compliance histories. The Pipeline and ...


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Constitution Pipeline Rejected! Second Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms States’ Power to Reject Pipelines

Today, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals denied a petition from Constitution Pipeline Company and, in the process, upheld the authority of states to reject projects that impact state water quality standards. This victory is an important reminder to all states that they have the power to stop harmful pipeline projects. Waterkeeper Alliance joined an Amicus Brief with ...


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President Trump’s Infrastructure Scheme Puts Lives at Risk

Yesterday, President Trump held a press conference to announce his issuance of an executive order to fast track dangerous fossil fuel and energy projects and eliminate environmental regulations that protect Americans from flooding. Instead of addressing the critical importance of updating America’s water infrastructure, so that children in cities like Flint, Michigan don’t have to ...