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10 Big Local Wins Against Dirty Energy

Waterkeepers around the world fight for clean water. As Waterkeeper Alliance turns 20, we’re looking at some of their biggest wins. These fights are always personal — because they’re local. One of the key sources of pollution Waterkeepers defend their waterways against is dirty energy. The fights can be long, but the victories are often ...


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Groups Move to Defend N.C. Order that Duke Energy Must Clean Up Coal Ash Pollution at Six Sites

Duke’s Refusal Follows Years of Public Outcry, Pollution, Crimes & Spills Community groups represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center moved to intervene in appeals filed by Duke Energy in the N.C. Office of Administrative Hearings in which Duke Energy tries to avoid cleaning up its coal ash pollution at six sites in North Carolina. ...


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Federal Appeals Court Orders EPA to Strengthen Rule on Toxic Wastewater from Power Plants

EPA must update guidelines for reducing toxic wastewater pollution from steam-electric power plants Siding with environmentalists, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Friday issued a decision directing the EPA to strengthen limits on toxic wastewater from power plants.  The Court’s ruling requires EPA to reevaluate modern wastewater treatment technology to greatly ...


N.C. Coal Ash Victory: State-Level Peer Pressure

Catawba Riverkeeper Brandon Jones was standing before a packed gym of angry people in January, asking North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality a question almost everyone in the room wanted answered. How could it approve a plan for coal ash that Indiana had determined violated federal standards?   Indiana’s Department of Environmental Management had recently ...


North Carolina Orders Duke Energy to Clean Up its Coal Ash Pollution

Decision Follows Years of Public Outcry, Pollution, Crimes & Spills After hundreds of North Carolina residents came out to meetings and called for Duke Energy’s coal ash to be moved to dry lined storage out of groundwater and away from waterways, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality today announced it would order Duke Energy ...


Gunpowder Riverkeeper, Blue Water Baltimore, Essex Middle River Civic Council Concerned about ‘Repowering’ of Maryland CP Crane facility

By Gunpowder Riverkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance Organizer Malaika Elias Gunpowder Riverkeeper has been asking for transparency regarding the Maryland coal-fired power plant for years; its proposed transition to burning natural gas has spurred further involvement from Blue Water Baltimore and community group Essex Middle River Civic Council      The C.P. Crane facility was a coal-fired ...


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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 ...