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Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper Advocacy

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2021 Focus Areas

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper’s advocacy work cuts across all of our core values to deliver beneficial policies, processes, and projects to ensure clean water for all of Western NY. Check out the focus areas below to learn more!

Sewage Pollution

Plastic Pollution

Drinking & Source Water Protection

Climate & Energy

How Can I Help?

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Waters of the United States (WOTUS) is a regulatory rule defining protected waterways in the US. The current administration cut protections signifcantly, which negatively impacts waterways locally and nationally. The Waterkeeper Alliance filed a lawsuit to fight for water protection. Read more here.
List of Sign-ons
PSC Comment Fortistar

Sep 1, 2021

BNW Letter to North Tonawanda on Fortistar and Local Law

Aug 18, 2021

Letter to NYS Leaders, Environmental Funding is Essential

Oct 16, 2020

Position Statement: Brownfield Cleanup at the site formerly known as GM/American Axle and Manufacturing

April 9, 2021

Position Statement: Riverview Innovation & Technology Campus Brownfield Cleanup Site – Remedial Investigation Work Plan

Sep 13, 2020

How Can You Help?
NYS Spill Hotline: 1-800-457-7362
Waterkeeper Contact: Liz Cute |