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EPA Is Eroding States’ Authority to Protect Waters from Unchecked Development

By Aaron Zoellick, WKC legal intern. Reposted with permission from Waterkeepers Chesapeake.   You should not dive into a pool before checking if it is filled with water. States should not make a CWA §401 permit granting decision before they have all of the relevant facts. The EPA disagrees. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently ...


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Call for our Coasts and Climate

In early 2018, the Trump administration announced plans to expand the areas open to offshore drilling. These plans would increase drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as open the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and the Arctic Ocean to leasing. Fortunately, right now the administration’s proposal is on hold in response to a recent ...


Save Alaskan Salmon: Say No to Pebble Mine

UPDATE: The deadline to comment has been extended to July 1, 2019. Waterkeeper Alliance has its roots in fishermen banding together fighting to protect their way of life. Despite efforts to clean up waterways, fisheries worldwide are, for the most part, still declining due to pollution and overfishing. One of the few exceptions to this ...


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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 ...


LAST CALL! The Clean Water Act Depends on You

UPDATE: The Trump administration denied our request to extend the WOTUS comment period, giving us only 60 days to express our fierce opposition to this rulemaking that would accelerate the extinction of more than 75 endangered species and remove Clean Water Act protections from millions of miles of waterways. In comparison, the Obama administration provided ...


Willful failure: The Trump administration hits a new low on environmental enforcement

Written by Paul Gallay, President and Hudson Riverkeeper. Reposted with permission from Riverkeeper.  As New York recommits to clean water, EPA blindly pursues the president’s destructive deregulatory agenda. Donald Trump once claimed to be “a very big person when it comes to the environment.” What Trump is doing to the Clean Water Act and other key environmental laws does indeed exceed all ...


Trump’s Executive Order Undermines States’ Rights

President Trump plans today to sign an executive order that attempts to limit states’ role in approving permits required for oil and gas projects under the Clean Water Act, undermining federal law and stripping states of their ability to approve or deny projects that will impact their communities and waterways. The Clean Water Act was ...


Speak up now to save Clean Water Act protections!

The last chance to comment on a Trump administration proposal that would gut the Clean Water Act is April 15. The proposal, which has no basis in science, would be disastrous for our waterways, removing safeguards from historically protected rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands, and other waters. Just as a child with the flu can infect ...


How the New Trump Rule Would Harm San Francisco Bay

San Francisco Bay’s watershed stretches from the granite tips of the Sierra Nevada to the Golden Gate, covering almost 60,000 square miles and nearly 40 percent of California. Half of California’s surface water supply falls as rain or snow within the watershed, frequently as “ephemeral” or intermittent streams, creeks, and marshes that flow with the ...


Interactive Map: How Trump Proposal Endangers Rio Grande Basin

A vast sub-basin of the Rio Grande could lose Clean Water Act protections under Trump proposal The headwaters of the Rio Grande, the nation’s third longest river, are small streams in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. The river traverses 1,900 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. By swiping and zooming, you can see how a proposed Clean ...