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8th Annual SPLASH Event Series, Presented Nationally by Toyota

We’re thrilled to announce the locations of our 8th Annual SPLASH Event Series, presented nationally by Toyota! Presented nationally by The 2018 season of SPLASH events will take place on waterways across the United States to support local Waterkeeper Organizations by engaging community members and outdoor enthusiasts in events comprised of water-based recreational activities like swimming, paddling, ...


New Analysis Finds Groundwater Contamination from Oklahoma’s Coal Ash Dumps as Pruitt Faces Deadline to Decide Whether to Let State Handle Oversight

Other States Plan to Ask Pruitt to Transfer Oversight of Toxic Coal Ash Dumps As EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt faces the deadline of tomorrow to decide whether to grant the request by his home state of Oklahoma to exempt coal ash dumps from federal oversight, public advocates warn that would be a terrible mistake, just ...


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 ...


Widespread Fraud Uncovered in North Carolina Hog Industry

An investigation by two state agencies revealed efforts to cook the books and mislead regulators about the content of 55 waste lagoons at 35 hog operations in eastern North Carolina. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) released 8 of the 35 letters mailed to operators as part of an ongoing investigation. These documents ...


Don’t let Congress lock the public out of the courts!

Our Founding Fathers created three branches of government as a system of checks and balances. Waterkeeper Alliance and U.S. Waterkeeper groups often turn to the judicial branch when state or federal agencies make decisions that violate environmental laws. Taking legal action when the government makes decisions that will hurt waterways is a fundamental part of ...


North Carolina Water Sampling Reveals High Bacteria Levels near Industrial Animal Farms

In North Carolina, we love our waters.  And as the summer heat approaches, many of us look forward to a dip in the local swimming hole, a paddling adventure, or a fishing outing on one of the state’s many rivers, lakes, and streams.  We should not have to worry about whether swimming or paddling in ...


Waterkeeper Alliance Announces 8th Annual SPLASH Event Series, Presented Nationally by Toyota

Thousands of Americans celebrate the importance of clean water by getting out on their local waterways to swim, paddle, race, fish, and make a SPLASH! Waterkeeper Alliance, the largest and fastest growing nonprofit solely focused on clean water, today announced the locations of its 8th Annual SPLASH Event Series, presented nationally by Toyota. SPLASH events ...


Cook Inletkeeper: On the front lines of climate change and not backing down

My son and I will soon board a ferry in Washington State and travel north through the fabled Inside Passage into the great wilderness that is Alaska. Glacial fjords, massive brown bears, and salmon-filled streams all come to mind as we plan our epic adventure. Unbeknownst to my 4-year-old, for me, Alaska also conjures up ...


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 ...


China enlists local groups in environmental enforcement push

By Hudson Riverkeeper Paul Gallay, reposted with permission from Riverkeeper Riverkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance Invited to Share US Experience On October 25, 2015, two Chinese green groups, Friends of Nature and Fujian Green Home, celebrated a victory without precedent in their country’s decades-long rush to industrialize. Earlier that same year, these groups had gone to court to file a ...