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  • Take Action: Ask Governor Cooper to Fight for Clean Water

    Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released devastating rollbacks to water protections in the Clean Water Act. As this opinion piece in the New York Times notes, just the name change from “Waters of the United States Rule” to “Navigable Waters Protection Rule” indicates how catastrophic this will be

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  • Sound Rivers joins lawsuit over loss of clean water protections

    Conservation groups filed a formal notice of intent to sue the Trump administration today for eliminating longstanding Clean Water Act protections for the nation’s waters, including approximately half of all wetlands and potentially millions of miles of streams. The new rule allows polluters to pave over wetlands and to dump pesticides,

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  • Now Hiring Summer Interns

    Sound Rivers is seeking a full-time intern who will work with a Riverkeeper coordinating volunteers, and collecting and analyzing water quality samples for the summer of 2020. This experience is an excellent opportunity for a public health, chemistry, biology, or environmental science student who wants to demonstrate skills in leadership

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  • Your Reports Lead to Change!

    Your Pamlico-Tar RIVERKEEPER® Jill Howell responded to a community complaint in November, when a local paddler saw a newly constructed culvert (concrete pipe) on the banks of the Tar, whose construction had impacted the buffer and caused erosion along the streambank down to the water’s edge.   Jill investigated the issue and

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  • EPA Announces rule that attacks clean water protections

    Despite opposition from thousands of North Carolina residents, and strong  comments opposing the weakening changes by NC Attorney General Josh Stein and NC Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Michael Regan, EPA announced today a final rule that guts long-established clean water protections.  As noted by our partners, the Southern Environmental

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