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Marc Yaggi
Marc Yaggi is Executive Director of Waterkeeper Alliance, the largest and fastest growing nonprofit solely focused on clean water. Marc has dedicated his entire career to environmental advocacy and has been instrumental in expanding the Waterkeeper movement around the world for nearly 20 years. Marc leads with a deep, personal passion for clean water and provides organizational leadership by developing strategic partnerships and promoting the Waterkeeper model of advocacy. Marc works daily to raise public awareness about the issues central to the organization’s vision for swimmable, drinkable, fishable water worldwide.

Entries by Marc Yaggi

Putting Clean Water to Work

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2016 | 3:46 PM

As we celebrate World Water Day, it is important to recognize not only the vital role clean water plays in the functioning of the Earth's ecosystems, but the deeply important connection between clean water and our economy. The theme of this year's World Water Day is "Water and...

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Grassroots Advocates Demand Action in Paris

(1) Comments | Posted November 30, 2015 | 3:17 PM

As world leaders prepare to gather in Paris for the UN Climate Change Conference next week, the November 13th terrorist attacks weigh heavily on our hearts and minds. As we stand united with our friends in the City of Light, it is more important now than ever before...

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Why Are YOU Marching?

(1) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 12:39 PM

On September 21, people will take to the streets of New York City to demand international action on climate change. The People's Climate March coincides with the United Nation's Climate Summit hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. While we need...

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Fossil Fuel Transport Leads to a Crude Awakening

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 2:16 PM

When was the last time you heard the following story on national news: today, a truck transporting solar panels overturned on a highway spilling them into a river? I'm pretty sure the answer is never. That is because, at most, it would be a local news story for causing a...

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Problems Persist After Smithfield Sells Out to Shuanghui; Future Remains Uncertain

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 3:11 PM

Swine confinement barns and a lagoon that holds swine urine, excrement and other facility waste produced at the Stilley Facility - a swine confinement operation that confines more that 11,000 hogs.

On Tuesday, January 14th, the Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation...

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Waterkeepers Worldwide Stand Strong Against the Global Impacts of Coal Trafficking

(2) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 1:20 PM

As you read this, the Army Corps of Engineers is holding a series of public hearings on a proposal to build the largest coal-export terminal in North America. A consortium of investors, myopically focused on profit, want to build the Gateway Pacific Terminal, a carbon-trafficking behemoth that is...

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The Clean Water Act at 40: What's Your Wish?

(1) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 11:34 AM

The Clean Water Act turns 40 today. As many know, a 40th birthday can be a momentous occasion for some, an "it's all downhill" moment for others, and just another year for the indifferent. We have many successes to celebrate for the Clean Water Act's 40th, but our...

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The Gulf: Frankenstein's Lab

(1) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 5:36 PM

Earlier this week, a coalition of public health, wildlife, and conservation organizations filed a Clean Water Act lawsuit in an effort to compel the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue a rule regarding the use of chemical oil dispersants. In particular, the suit notes EPA's failure to...

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Go Jump In a Lake!

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2012 | 6:42 PM

This summer, grab your family and make the time to get out and enjoy your local waterway! Whether it's swimming, surfing, paddling, snorkeling or just laying on the beach and enjoying the sound of surf breaking, take the time to enjoy YOUR right to clean, swimmable waters. Today, we are...

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Is There a Catch?

(2) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 4:19 PM

I remember the first fish that I caught with my dad on a small creek in rural Pennsylvania. Once he took care of cleaning the fish, we ate it for dinner. Unfortunately, the window of opportunity for me to enjoy that rite of passage with my children is closing quickly,...

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Countdown to Summer: The New Waterkeeper Swim Guide for Safe Swimming

(4) Comments | Posted May 30, 2012 | 3:03 PM

People love summer. Whether you are in school, getting anxious for a summer break or at work dreaming of weekend getaways, summer brings smiles and warm memories to most of us. And like summer, everyone loves a day at the beach. We love to go to the beach to cool...

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What Is Your Clean Water Story?

(8) Comments | Posted March 22, 2012 | 6:25 PM

When was the last time you went all day without a drink of water? Humans can't survive one week without water. Or, when was the last time you got sick from drinking water out of your faucet? There are 1.1 billion people on earth who don't have regular access to...

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Clean Water Matters

(6) Comments | Posted August 4, 2011 | 9:27 AM

That title -- as a statement -- should be a no-brainer. Water makes up 60% of our body, 70% of our brain, and 80% of our blood; clean water certainly DOES matter. And who can argue against everyone's right to clean water for swimming, drinking, and fishing?


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Spills Happen

(3) Comments | Posted July 8, 2011 | 3:00 PM

They happen all the time. That's what the oil industry says. Oil spills are to be anticipated, frequent though regrettable by-products of petrochemical exploration. When you drill for oil or move oil, every now and then, something will go wrong with equipment or infrastructure, or someone will make a bad...

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