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Tell FERC to fix its broken pipeline permitting process! | Dive Into Democracy

Written by Rachel Bauer, Legal Intern In December 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced its plan to revisit its permitting policy for natural gas interstate pipelines. The policy was originally developed in 1999 and, with the massive increase of natural gas production through fracking and resulting pipeline construction, it is due time for ...


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 ...


Alaskan Salmon Is Worth More Than Gold | Dive Into Democracy

By Peter D. Kalicki. Peter received his B.A. from Columbia University and plans to focus on environmental law during law school. He currently serves as an advocacy intern at Waterkeeper Alliance. Photo by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Once again, a massive open-pit copper and gold mine proposal is threatening one of the world’s last ...


EPA wants to create a massive Clean Water Act loophole | Dive Into Democracy

Imagine this scenario: a company releases pollutants from a pipe a few feet short of a waterway. The pollutants do not directly discharge into the waterway, but travel a short distance underground before entering the water. This discharge of pollution is not regulated by the Clean Water Act, and therefore the company can legally put ...


Don’t Let CAFOs Hide Their Pollution | Dive Into Democracy

A few weeks ago, the Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on the “Agriculture Creates Real Employment (ACRE) Act” (S. 2663). Some members of Congress want to give concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) more free passes to pollute. These industrial-scale facilities create massive amounts of animal waste, which, if improperly managed, ...


Plastic is Poisoning Our Planet | Dive Into Democracy

Plastic is poisoning our planet, but there are actions you can take to reduce your impact Earth Day is on April 22 and this year’s theme is “End Plastic Pollution.” Plastic plays a large role in our everyday lives — so much so that most of us may not even realize how much we use ...


Endangered Species Need Our Help | Dive Into Democracy

Have you ever wondered what that strange-looking fish portrayed in Waterkeeper Alliance’s logo is? It is an Atlantic sturgeon! Atlantic sturgeon have changed so little since the time of the dinosaurs that they are considered “living fossils,” and can get up to fifteen feet in length and live as long as sixty years. These fish ...


Join us in Speaking Out for Stronger Protections from Coal Ash Pollution

By Rebecca Jim, Tar Creekkeeper & Earl Hatley, Grand Riverkeeper The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a public hearing on a proposal to approve the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality’s (ODEQ) rules on coal ash pollution that would replace federal requirements. The proposed rules were sought by industry to protect them from third-party ...


Let’s Sink Trump’s Offshore Drilling Plan | Dive Into Democracy

In a gift to polluting fossil fuel industries, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management recently released its new five-year plan (called the “Draft Proposed Program”) for offshore drilling. It’s a massive hand-out to the oil and gas industry that targets over 90 percent of the Outer Continental Shelf, impacting nearly every coastal state. This is ...


Don’t Let ‘Zombie’ Projects Come Back to Life! | Dive Into Democracy

Over the past year, we have seen the Trump Administration and members of Congress try to bring “zombie” projects back to life. These are projects that previous administrations rejected due to legitimate concerns about adverse environmental impacts. For example, two months into his presidency, President Trump approved the Keystone XL pipeline after it was rejected ...