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Tell EPA: Keep Mercury Limits Strong

Thanks to air emissions standards created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Air Act in 2011, important progress in reducing mercury pollution in our waterways has been made. But Trump’s EPA is now taking steps to weaken these standards. Please take a stand against this polluter handout by filing a comment ...


Idaho’s Lake Pend Oreille at Risk of Hazardous Material Train Derailment

By Sharon Bosley, Communications Associate, Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper Lake Pend Oreille is the fifth deepest lake in the United States and one of the most majestic lakes in the Pacific Northwest. It is located in the Panhandle of Idaho near the town of Sandpoint. Sandpoint is the gateway for an abundance of outdoor recreation—it ...


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Utilities Admit Coal Plants in 22 States are Violating Federal and State Pollution Standards by Leaking Toxic Chemicals into Groundwater

Conservation Groups Seek a Court Order to Stop New Trump Rule from Delaying Closure of Leaking Toxic Coal Ash Dumps Numerous utilities have just disclosed that toxic waste from 67 coal-fired power plants have led to harmful amounts of chemicals in nearby groundwater in excess of state and/or federal standards in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Florida, ...


Investigating Coal Pollution in Puchuncaví, Chile

A study by Waterkeeper Alliance and the Maule Itata Coastkeeper of the area near the AES Ventanas coal-fired power plant in Puchuncaví, Chile found toxic contamination of two drinking water wells. The full report can be read here. A Spanish-language version is available here. The groups also studied a nearby beach, where coal dust is ...


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US insurers provide lifeline to coal as global insurance market shrinks

Report shows European insurers leading on restricting coal industry’s access to underwriting while U.S. insurers undermine action to tackle climate change U.S. insurance companies are lagging behind their international peers on climate action, reveals Insuring Coal No More, the second annual scorecard on the industry from the Unfriend Coal campaign. U.S. insurers are enabling the construction of new ...


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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Environmental Groups Challenge Trump Administration Coal Ash Rule Rollback in Court

In wake of recent court decision, EPA’s watering down of coal ash regulations on weak footing  Environmental groups have filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging an EPA rule designed to gut coal ash disposal regulations that provide environmental safeguards for communities living near toxic coal ...


Analysis Finds Toxic Levels of Arsenic in Neuse River Water Following H.F. Lee Coal Ash Spill

Water sampling of the Neuse River conducted on behalf of the Upper Neuse Riverkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance following the coal ash spill at Duke Energy’s retired H.F. Lee Plant found levels of arsenic nearly 18 times higher than the North Carolina standard for drinking water supply and fish consumption. The standard for drinking water supply ...


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Conservation groups file lawsuit against transfer of oversight of toxic coal ash dumps from federal government to Oklahoma

On behalf of Sierra Club, Waterkeeper Alliance, and Local Environmental Action Demanded (“LEAD Agency”), Earthjustice filed a lawsuit against the U.S. EPA to block EPA from transferring federal oversight over disposal of toxic coal ash in Oklahoma to the state. The Oklahoma program runs directly counter to a federal court appeals court ruling the same ...


A Fish Kill on Greenfield Lake

For more than a century, Greenfield Lake has been a popular recreation destination just a few miles from historic downtown Wilmington, NC. The 75-acre waterbody became a local hotspot shortly after the Tidewater Power Company extended its trolley lines in 1912. Recreational boating and fishing remain common activities at Greenfield Lake to this day. Born ...