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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 ...


Court Orders Evaluation of Murphy-Brown Hog Operations Identified as Threats to Groundwater

Conservation Groups Seek Cleanup of Murphy-Brown’s Pollution in 3 Eastern NC River Basins Yesterday, a federal court agreed with conservation groups represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center and ordered that industrial hog producer Murphy-Brown comply with a 2006 agreement to clean up groundwater contamination at several hog facilities owned by the company in eastern ...


North Carolina Secretary of Department of Environmental Quality Donald van der Vaart discusses environmental issues with an Advanced Placement Environmental class at Broughton High School, on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 in Raleigh.

In North Carolina, We’ve Seen How Pruitt’s Appointee Advises

By Upper Neuse Riverkeeper Matthew Starr and Catawba Riverkeeper Sam Perkins  Scott Pruitt’s recent decisions to purge EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB), change eligibility requirements and appoint industry-friendly members are the latest indications that the agency established to protect our environment has been captured by the polluters it was created to regulate. SAB scientists are ...


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Public Interest Groups Oppose EPA’s Third Attempt to Shield CAFOs From Disclosing Hazardous Pollution

Last week, Earthjustice, representing Waterkeeper Alliance, The Humane Society of the United States, Sierra Club, Center for Food Safety, and Environmental Integrity Project, filed their opposition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) attempt to further delay the hazardous substance release reporting requirements for industrial-scale livestock operations (concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs). The groups ...


Project Osiris – The Next 20 Years of Waterkeeper Alliance

This letter, co-written by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. & Marc Yaggi, originally appeared in our 2017 Annual Report. Dear Waterkeeper Alliance supporter, Pollution, diversion and drought have triggered a global water crisis that will be the central political, cultural and economic feature of our children’s lives. The World Bank predicts that the looming world water cataclysm — ...


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Win-Win Buyout Program Prevents More Losses in NC’s Floodplain

Co-Written by Will Hendrick, Waterkeeper Alliance Staff Attorney and North Carolina Pure Farms, Pure Waters Campaign Manager & Matthew Starr, Upper Neuse Riverkeeper In North Carolina, industrial hog facilities located near rivers, lakes, and streams in the 100-year floodplain are, especially during hurricane season, an ever-present threat to environmental quality and community health. The State ...


NCGOP Wrong on Property Rights

This weekend, political conservatives are gathering in Wilmington, NC, for the 2017 NCGOP State Convention, where party members will consider a platform replete with references to the importance of private property rights. Ostensibly, the NCGOP believes it is the “fundamental role of Government to protect” the “God-given inherent rights,” to property and that “[p]rivate property ...


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Bill Dumps Protections From Animal Waste | Dive Into Democracy

H.R. 848 is a blatant attempt to prevent the public from taking action to protect themselves against dangerous pollution caused by industrial-scale confined livestock facilities. Introduced by Representative Dan Newhouse, a Republican from Washington’s 4th district, H.R. 848 takes away a legal tool from the public – the ability to sue hog, dairy, cattle, and ...


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Pollution or Profit? The True Cost of Doing Business

By North Sound Baykeeper Lee First Reposted with permission from Whatcom Watch Online When the pressure is on, we have to increase our resolve to work together to share the land, air, and water we depend on. Industry and environment can and must find a way to thrive simultaneously. One cannot flourish at the expense ...


Waterkeepers Unite Around the World

Waterkeeper Alliance supports an incredible group of 314 Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates, throughout 35 countries, spanning 6 continents. The Waterkeeper movement’s commitment to clean water is unwavering every day, but World Water Day provides a chance to highlight the goal that brings us all together: drinkable, fishable, swimmable water everywhere. The theme of this year’s ...