Landmark Court Decision to Protect Marine Species

Victory | January 01 2007

Clean Water

The U.S. Court of Appeals struck down a rule issued by the EPA for inadequately enforcing the Clean Water Act in regards to the use of “once through” cooling systems by coastal generators across the United States. The decision is a victory for the Surfrider Foundation, who along with a number of other environmental organizations and State Attorney General, was co-plaintiff on the suit lead by the Riverkeeper organization.

Clean Water

Everyone should have access to clean water to surf, swim and play in. The Surfrider Foundation is taking a multi-tiered approach to tackle ocean pollution problems. We are testing the waters for bacteria and toxins, raising public awareness and finding real solutions to ocean pollution; solutions that restore healthy watersheds, protect local water supplies and keep pollution from reaching the ocean.

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