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Protect the Public’s Right to Know!

Hazardous pollution released by densely concentrated, industrial-scale livestock operations can be very dangerous for people, even deadly, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) keeps trying to find ways to help this powerful industry hide its pollution from the public and emergency responders. Waterkeeper Alliance and partners are continuing our decade-long fight for the public’s ...


Act Now to Stop Weakening of EPA’s “Methane Rule”

EPA succumbs to White House and fossil fuel industry pressure to put protection of our health and our planet on the chopping block Under pressure from the White House, on October 15, 2018, EPA granted the fossil fuel industry’s wish and published proposed revisions to standards that control methane emissions from oil and gas production. ...


An “emerging” drinking water disaster 50 years in the making

A few weeks ago we warned about the threats of “emerging contaminants” to water quality and drinking water. This week, we are focusing on one class of emerging contaminants—PFAS. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) may be in the drinking water of more than a hundred million people in the U.S, and no region of the ...


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 ...


Take Action for Safe Drinking Water – Dive Into Democracy

Throughout the United States, people do not feel safe drinking their tap water. Unfortunately, many of their fears are well-founded. Government’s response to reports of known pollutants in drinking water, such as lead and arsenic, has been wholly inadequate. Compounding this problem is that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is slow to respond to ...


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 ...


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Why roll the dice on offshore drilling?

The neverending Taylor Energy oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico is just one example of how ill-prepared companies and the federal government are to address the disastrous impacts of offshore oil drilling. However, our government wants to keep rolling the dice and put even more areas of our ocean and coasts in harm’s way. ...


Trump’s Misguided Coal Policies Must End

Written by Marc Yaggi and Gabrielle Segal President Donald Trump and EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler (and his predecessor Scott Pruitt) have been aggressively rolling back coal regulations — actions that will pollute our water and endanger our communities. Coal is a product that is dirty from beginning to end — whether it is directly polluting ...


Take Heed: Get Out the Vote

Last week, as Hurricane Michael quickly strengthened from a tropical depression to a life-threatening Category 4 hurricane, leading to massive destruction and more than a dozen deaths, the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change released a report that is deeply troubling. The climate report, issued by a group of scientists convened by the United ...


Monsters of our own creation

On two opposite ends of the world, millions are reeling from the impacts of superstorms—terrifying reminders of our warming planet. In North Carolina, floodwaters from Hurricane Florence continue to rise, killing at least 18 people, causing massive infrastructure failure, and cutting people off from rescue efforts. At the same time, monster Typhoon Mangkhut has killed ...