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The Latest On: Clean Water

August 4, 2013 | In the News: Hawaii News Now

Petition filed to restore Kauai's Waimea River

A coalition of native Hawaiians and environmental groups has filed a petition with the State Water Commission calling for the removal of the Waiahulu Dam from Waimea River in West Kauai. Every day, fifty million gallons of water are diverted from the river, which at one time hosted thriving populations of native fish and shrimp, to a retired sugar cane plantation.

July 29, 2013 | Case

Cleaning Up Industrial Dairy Farms in New York

A coalition of environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for its deregulation of industrial dairy farms with 200–299 cows.

July 23, 2013 | Case

Suing to Stop Illegal Sewage Discharges in Maui

Four Hawaiʻi community groups, represented by Earthjustice, have filed suit under the federal Clean Water Act to stop Maui County from discharging wastewater into the ocean from its Lahaina treatment plant without a permit. Millions of gallons of wastewater injected into wells at the facility each day surface offshore of popular Kahekili Beach Park in West Maui, killing the coral reef and triggering outbreaks of invasive algae.

June 14, 2013 | Feature

Raw Sewage and a Raw Deal in Rochelle

Imagine routinely shoveling away piles of sewage and toilet paper from your yard after it rains. Such is the plight of African-American residents in Rochelle, GA, courtesy their own city government. Earthjustice is working to end this atrocity.

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