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The Law that Changed America

Today is the 46th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the law that changed America. The Clean Water Act passed in 1972, a time when the nation’s rivers were awash in trash, industrial debris, and chemicals. Ohio’s Cuyahoga River had caught fire at least a dozen times before June 22, 1969, when a spark from ...


Eastern Europe’s Rivers and Their Advocates Fight for Life

Photos and text by Poudre Waterkeeper Gary Wockner In October of 2018, I had the good fortune to travel to Eastern Europe’s Balkan countries to attend the first ever “European Rivers Summit,” whose main convener was the European NGO, Riverwatch. I also met with and joined the team at “Balkan Rivers Defence” on one of their river ...


Confluir | The growing movement to protect the Marañón River

Many years in the making, we are proud to finally release our film Confluir for free to the public. The film directed by Henry Worobec highlights the growing movement to protect the Marañón River; developing ecotourism and the need for further protection and study for the primary source of the Amazon. Enjoy the next 42 ...


Stop Army Corps Barriers on the Hudson River | Dive Into Democracy

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering plans that would erect massive in-water barriers that would damage the Hudson River Estuary! Your voice is urgently needed now to protect the river. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering six plans to protect New York and New Jersey from coastal storm damage. Several of the plans ...


Huong River Waterkeeper Trains Women to Prevent Flooding

The half million people who live in the area along Vietnam’s Tam Giang Lagoon, Southeast Asia’s largest, have been buffeted in recent decades by flooding from the sea, rivers, and heavy rainfall. In the province, climate change and rapid urbanization have caused particularly unpredictable flooding in Hue, the capital, which is a UNESCO World Heritage ...


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 ...


Waterkeepers Document Devastation: Florence in Photos

Waterkeeper Alliance and Waterkeeper groups in the Carolinas documented the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Florence. As soon as it was safe to do, Waterkeepers were in the air, on the ground, and on the waters monitoring conditions at coal ash pits, industrial swine and poultry operations, and other pollution threats to the states’ waterways. Disasters ...


Waterkeeper Calls for Stricter Coal Ash Storage Regulations in the Wake of North Carolina Spills

As the massive coal ash spill at Duke Energy’s L.V. Sutton Power Plant contaminates the still-rising Cape Fear River, Waterkeeper Alliance is calling for more stringent national and state regulations on coal ash, the top source of toxic water pollution in the country. “What concerns me most is that the Cape Fear River is projected ...


In Florence’s Wake, More South Carolina Dams Fail

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has confirmed that eleven dams have failed in the state this week in the wake of Hurricane Florence; bringing the total dam failures in the state to more than 80 in just three years. That number may continue to rise as people return to impacted areas ...