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Changes to Clean Water Act Would Threaten Idaho’s Little Lost River

Near the edge of Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, bordered on one side by the Lost River Range, the highest in Idaho, the Little Lost River runs strong through 50 miles of high arid sagebrush, ducking subsurface into lava bedrock near the town of Howe, Idaho. A haven for anglers seeking a ...


Trump’s WOTUS puts Cape Fear at risk

Stocking Head Creek’s headwaters are a forest spring. Once this tributary to North Carolina’s Cape Fear River leaves that forest, however, its sources become considerably less pristine. Part of a watershed where 94,000 swine and 1.3 million broiler chickens live in confinement, Stocking Head swells with waters from small streams, ditches, and ditched streams that ...


The Clean Water Act Depends on You

The Trump administration is implementing its treacherous strategy to eliminate Clean Water Act protections for waters—and communities—across the country through a rulemaking that removes historically protected rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands, and other waters from its “Waters of the United States” definition. This rulemaking by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers is ...


Tell the Cooper Administration: Hold Industrial Hog Polluters Accountable

For decades, North Carolina has allowed industrial hog polluters to dump massive amounts of raw hog sewage in open pits, then regularly spray it onto nearby cropland. North Carolina’s hogs generate about 9.5 BILLION gallons of raw sewage every year — and there has been almost no transparency as to how this waste is handled. ...


Millions Threatened, But No Action from EPA

Everyone should be able to turn on their tap, fill a glass, and drink the water with confidence it’s safe. Unfortunately, throughout the United States, many people have well-founded concerns about drinking their tap water. Our drinking water — and the nation’s health — face growing threats, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ...


Help Us Shut Down Polluter Handouts

As the month-long government shutdown carries on, the impacts continue to grow. Government workers are going without pay, parks are being trashed, and vital social services are at risk. Most of the employees at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are not working, meaning pollution is not being monitored and environmental laws are not ...


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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 ...