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When a Public Hearing Isn't for the Public; Oil Train Hearing in Spokane, WA Leaves Public Frustrated

Bart Mihailovich | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Bart Mihailovich

If this truly was a hearing for Spokane, by Spokane, we most certainly would have seen, and would have been right to expect to see presentations or statements from various response or regulatory agencies in the area who would be responsible if something were to happen in Spokane.

California Coastal Commission Does Its Job; Poseidon Water Withdraws Application For HB Desalination Plant

Garry Brown | Posted 01.27.2014 | Green
Garry Brown

Conservation measures such as reducing the amount of potable water wasted on turf grass is a great start. Stormwater capture is another viable supply option we can explore that has positive environmental effects.

Choose This Bottle of Port for Its Label and Help Save the Environment

Hilary Harkness | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Hilary Harkness

My girlfriend isn't a wine connoisseur. In fact, she usually chooses wine based on what she thinks is the most interesting label. I know she's not a...

Water-energy-air Nexus

Garry Brown | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
Garry Brown

Orange County Coastkeeper's focus is water. We educate, advocate, and research in areas surrounding water quality, water supply, and water conservatio...

Lawsuit proceeds against Taylor Energy over a 9-year Gulf leak

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 29, 2013 edition.) Early last week, U.S. District Court Judge Susie Morgan in New Or...

WATCH: RFK Jr. Defends Himself Following Arrest

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 02.15.2013 | Green

A day after Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was arrested during a climate change rally outside the White House, the environmental activist joined HuffPost Live ...

Waterkeepers Worldwide Stand Strong Against the Global Impacts of Coal Trafficking

Marc Yaggi | Posted 02.04.2013 | Green
Marc Yaggi

A consortium of investors, myopically focused on profit, want to build the Gateway Pacific Terminal, a carbon-trafficking behemoth that is among the most ominous new climate-killing proposals to hit the U.S. in the last century.

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

Marc Yaggi | Posted 12.17.2012 | Green
Marc Yaggi

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.

Waterkeepers Washington Celebrate Clean Water Act 40 and D.C. Rally

Bart Mihailovich | Posted 11.12.2012 | Green
Bart Mihailovich

2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, an historic piece of legislation that turned the tide on our polluted waterways and began to hold big polluters accountable for their actions and impacts on the health of our communities.

State Environmental Agency Heads Pass Resolution About PCBs

Bart Mihailovich | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green
Bart Mihailovich

PCBs cause serious health effects, including cancer. So how does a product that was banned for production in the U.S. in 1979 still find a way to interrupt the health and wellbeing of our nation's waterbodies and citizens?

Kenny Loggins and Gary Burr Share Their Passion for the Environment

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 10.23.2012 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

I interviewed Kenny Loggins and Gary Burr of Blue Sky Riders about their thoughts on environmental issues prior to their upcoming performance at EcoWatch's fourth annual Green Gala on Friday, Sept. 14 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum.

The Gulf: Frankenstein's Lab

Marc Yaggi | Posted 10.09.2012 | Green
Marc Yaggi

Earlier this week, a coalition of public health, wildlife, and conservation organizations filed a Clean Water Act lawsuit in an effort to compel the Environmental Protection Agency to issue a rule regarding the use of chemical oil dispersants.

Go Jump In a Lake!

Marc Yaggi | Posted 09.24.2012 | Green
Marc Yaggi

The more we use our waterways, the more we will understand and value the importance of clean water to our communities.

Is There a Catch?

Marc Yaggi | Posted 06.19.2012 | Green
Marc Yaggi

If we don't act fast to protect our right to clean water, the age-old rite of spending a summer day fishing with your daughter or son will end with this generation. We cannot allow that to happen.

Fish Consumption Rate

Bart Mihailovich | Posted 08.18.2012 | Green
Bart Mihailovich

Even a quick glance at Washington's water quality standards for toxic pollution shows a gross inequality between the weak limits on toxic pollution and the strong value of we place on serving fish for our families.

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

Marc Yaggi | Posted 07.30.2012 | Green
Marc Yaggi

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 wa...

River Rally Rocks the Planet

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 07.15.2012 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

There's no better example of the warriors working toward a sustainable future than the 700 people who attended River Rally in Portland, OR.

With Coal Company Polluters, It's Citizens Who Have to Force Clean Up

Scott Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Edwards

To the long list of coal industry wrongs, we can now add another -- the falsification of their own pollution records.

Take Action to Reduce Dependence of Fossil Fuels

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

My Gulf Action is a way to show people how their everyday activities, from buying bottled water to adjusting their thermostats by one degree, is inextricably linked to our dependence on fossil fuels.

Green News Report: July 1, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: BP Disaster n...

Securing Our Clean Energy Future

Gloria Reuben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gloria Reuben

There's a battle taking place over the sources of America's energy. At this pivotal time in global environmental history, it's critical that we restructure the capturing and use of energy.

BP Is Still Pointing Fingers -- Time for Us to Act

Sophie B. Hawkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sophie B. Hawkins

It was just before Earth Day 2010 when the when the BP disaster, a veritable "Chernobyl of the Ocean" and possibly the worst oil spill in human history, erupted.

Black Water Rafting: When Will the EPA Enforce Coal Ash Laws in Alabama?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

What is the EPA's excuse now? Waiting for more torrential rain to host Olympic Black Water rafting competitions?

Why I Missed the Golden Globes

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alec Baldwin

I'm sorry I missed the Globes, but I'm glad I did not miss RFK Jr., a man who is important not because of his name, but because he embodies the very best of what his name stands for.

Waterkeeper 10th Anniversary Conference and Gala Event with Bill Clinton and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Kevin George | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin George

Our values are changing from profits and competition, to collaboration and community, focused on philanthropic giving for environmental and social responsibility.