clean water

Mackinac Bridge under blue skies.

Line 5 Pipeline Threatens Freshwater for Millions

The 4.5-mile segment of Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac has ignited a firestorm of controversy, lawsuits, and grave concerns over its potential threat to the … Read more

Supreme Court Delivers Blow to Clean Water Nationwide

On May 25, 2023, the Supreme Court issued a devastating decision that represents the greatest threat to the nation’s clean water in half a century. The case, Sackett v. EPA, … Read more

A small black, white, and gray bird perches on a branch.

A Bold Plan to Protect and Restore the Ohio River Basin

The Ohio River runs 981 miles from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Cairo, Illinois, supplying drinking water to over five million people, providing habitat for fish and wildlife, and serving as the … Read more

Aerial view of the Conowingo Dam.

A Big Dam Problem: Cleaning up Conowingo

The Conowingo Dam, owned by Constellation Energy, is one of the largest non-federal hydroelectric dams in the United States. It is situated in the lower Susquehanna River in Maryland, just … Read more

Water flows downhill through large rocks. Dark greenery surrounds the river bank.

We Need WOTUS

This blog is the fifth in a six-part series. Here are the first, second, third, and fourth parts. Waters of the United States (WOTUS) are bodies of water protected by … Read more

An aerial view of mountains, some covered in trees and some stripped, and a large body of water.

Water Is Life—and Central To Environmental Justice for Indigenous Communities

In the Chí’chil Biłdagoteel Historic District, also known as Oak Flat, golden sunlight illuminates the dramatic rock formations that are littered among the groves of large oak trees. While under … Read more

Why Water?

This blog is the fourth in a six-part series. Here are the first, second, third, and fifth parts. Water is essential to continuing to foster a healthy, safe, and productive … Read more

A small turtle surrounded by water takes in some sun atop a clump of grass and mud.

Continuing Sackett v. EPA into 2023 and the Potential Impact on Environmental Justice

This blog is the third in a six-part series. Here are the first, second, fourth, and fifth parts. Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency challenges both the authority and the integrity … Read more

A water fowl with feathers of black, white, gray, and brown is sitting in the water.

Clean water is a public right, but it is also…

This blog is the second in a six-part series. Here are the first, third, fourth, and fifth parts. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) held opening arguments on … Read more

Choose Clean Water Coalition meeting

Reviving, Restoring, and Reimagining Clean Water 

After three years of postponing, it finally happened. The Choose Clean Water Coalition held a conference in Richmond, VA focusing on current issues involving Chesapeake Bay restoration. The intention was … Read more