|2021 was a year of challenges for clean water, in the U.S. and around the world. But it was also a year of hard-fought victories and heartening progress toward a world in which every person’s human right to clean water is realized. Check out just three accomplishments achieved by the Water Keeper Alliance team below:|
|Served Ameren Corporation — Missouri’s largest electric utility company — with a notice of intent to sue over continuing unpermitted discharges of toxic coal ash: a significant and ongoing violation of the Clean Water Act.|
|Lawsuit demanding that EPA update its water pollution control standards for slaughterhouses, a leading source of nitrogen and phosphorus pollution, resulted in the agency’s agreement to update the standards to ensure they square with Clean Water Act requirements.|
|Fought for protection of the world’s waters and a hospitable planet on a global stage. At COP26, the dangers of hydropower development as a false solution to climate change were called out and demanded that it not be considered for clean energy credits, by delivering a Global Rivers for Climate Declaration to the UN, signed by 340 organizations in 78 countries.|
|Well done Water Keeper Alliance! Congratulations on the results achieved in 2021. We at JPMS are proud to be your partner and strong supporter protecting our earth’s watersheds. |
Mara Gourdine is a thirteen-year veteran of John Paul Mitchell Systems. As Corporate Culture Ambassador, she leads health, wellness and corporate culture programs, on-boards new employees, and is a spokesperson for the environmentally friendly, cruelty-free company at public functions.