With the Hudson Riverkeeper as its flagship organization, the Water Keeper Alliance provides support to Keepers across the country, from the Neuse Riverkeeper in New Bern, SC, to the Puget Soundkeeper in Seattle. Across the nation, the Riverkeepers have taken on numerous corporate sharks with deep pockets and political clout, including the cases listed below. For more information, log on to riverkeeper.org.
Athens Generating Power Plant was required to implement dry-cooling in a new power plant, the largest of its kind in the country.
The Environmental Protection Agency was required to promulgate national standards for cooling water intake structures.
Orange County was required to restore 50 acres of wetlands where they had constructed a landfill.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection was required during droughts to stop withdrawing up to 100 million gallons of water per day from the Hudson River.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection was stopped from artificially modifying steep slopes for the construction of septic systems that would cause sewage contamination of surface water.