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Little River in Alabama, up for a Wild and Scenic designation.

Keep Little River Wild: Waterkeeper Alliance Supports a Wild and Scenic Designation for Alabama’s Little River

Angie and Bill Shugart have devoted much of their lives to sharing and preserving the beauty of the unique Little River, which flows through the mountains of northeast Alabama. They founded Little River Waterkeeper in 2012 with the mission “to foster and protect the pristine resource through education, awareness and monitoring,” and since 2008 they’ve ...


Sign the petition: Denounce Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

Climate change is a global threat and the Trump administration dangerously continues to deny the issue. In 2017, Trump announced he was pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement—a landmark, global agreement to combat climate change. In the two years since Trump’s decision, the U.S. has experienced devastating climate change-driven events including ...


Photo: Range of scenarios from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, created in cooperation with Scenarios Networks for Alaska + Arctic Planning and The Nature Conservancy in 2010.

Cook Inletkeeper’s Fight Against Climate Change for Wild Alaskan Salmon

Cook Inletkeeper Bob Shavelson has been fighting climate change in Alaska for twenty years. From melting sea ice and receding glaciers to warming salmon streams and eroding coastlines, Alaska is on the front lines of rapid climate change.  Inletkeeper started recruiting a coalition of scientists, Alaska Natives, fishermen, and legislators by focusing on the one ...


Tell EPA Administrator Wheeler: We Need a Strong Clean Water Act

Tell EPA Administrator Wheeler to stand up for a strong Clean Water Act Forty-seven years ago on October 18, 1972, the Clean Water Act was signed into law, providing critical federal protections for waters across the United States. But today, the Clean Water Act is under attack. The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to eliminate ...


Tell Ecology: Reject the new fossil fuel refinery along the Columbia River.

Just Weeks Left to Stop the Biggest Climate Disaster on the Columbia River

By Kate Murphy, community organizer at Columbia Riverkeeper Meet Dylan Haviv. He’s a 10-year-old climate activist who wants Washington state to stop the world’s largest fracked gas-to-methanol refinery, proposed along the Columbia River in Kalama, WA. The clock is ticking: Washington regulators have less than three weeks to act. Get inspired by Dylan’s powerful message. Will you join ...


Merriam Lake Idaho in Little Lost river range.

Tell EPA: Let states protect their waterways!

The Trump administration claims to be all about giving states greater freedom and responsibility. However, the administration suddenly sings a very different tune when states use their power to stand up to powerful polluters. Trump’s EPA just released a proposed rule that would effectively take away a powerful Clean Water Act tool that states have ...


sewage pipes draining into waterway

Our Waterways Aren’t Sewers – Let’s Stop Treating Them That Way

For hundreds of years, our waterways were disposal sites for garbage and human waste, leading to devastating impacts on U.S. waters. The Clean Water Act was passed in recognition of the fact that we should not be using our waterways as sewers, but incredibly, primarily due to outdated infrastructure, sewage spills still occur regularly around ...


state's waters and basins

Tell your Governor – Protect our state’s waters!

The Trump administration is implementing a dangerous effort to eliminate national protections for waters—and communities—across the country. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing a new regulation that would remove historically protected rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands, and other waters from protection under the Clean Water Act, a law which gave us the legal framework ...


offshore drilling oil rig

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 ...


environmental justice

Tell N.C. to Take Action on Environmental Justice

Everyone should be able to cultivate a garden, open her windows, or join a church picnic on a sunny day.  For the neighbors of North Carolina’s industrial hog operations — who are more likely to be African-American, Native American, or Latino than the rest of the state’s population — these simple pleasures are not always ...