Marc Yaggi

Marc Yaggi is executive director of Waterkeeper Alliance, the largest and fastest growing nonprofit solely focused on clean water. Marc has dedicated his entire career to environmental advocacy and has been instrumental in expanding the Waterkeeper movement around the world for nearly 20 years. Marc leads with a deep, personal passion for clean water and provides organizational leadership by developing strategic partnerships and promoting the Waterkeeper model of advocacy. Marc works daily to raise public awareness about the issues central to the organization’s vision for swimmable, drinkable, fishable water worldwide.

Before joining Waterkeeper Alliance, Marc was a senior attorney and watershed program director for Riverkeeper, Inc., where he worked to protect the 2,000-square mile watershed that serves as New York City’s drinking water supply. Previously, Marc served as a staff attorney with the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, DC

In addition to authoring numerous articles, Marc has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Guardian and Politico, and his quotes have been picked up by wire services such as AP, Bloomberg and Reuters. For the past two decades, he has inspired audiences all over the world with keynote speeches, conference panels and corporate seminars.

Marc has a degree in Administration of Justice from The Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. and an LL.M in Environmental Law from the Pace University School of Law. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children. They love getting out on the water as a family as often as they can.

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| May 6, 2016
This landmark decision in New York was the latest in a flurry of victories over...
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| March 15, 2016
The five-year plan would still allow drilling in the Gulf and the Arctic. This endangers...
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Waterkeeper Alliance is taking action to be part of the solution by launching a rapid response program based on its proven protocol in...
Bakken crude oil train derailment in western Alabama (Waterkeeper Alliance/John L. Wathen)

| July 24, 2014
We have seen a remarkable increase in fossil fuel transport disasters. And when fossil fuel transport goes wrong...
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| February 6, 2013
MARC YAGGI — Increasingly, we have opportunities to become our own power plants and mitigate the environmental devastation caused by traditional energy sources. In particular, we can harness the power...
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| November 9, 2012
In the next four years, we urge President Obama to lead in Washington and authorize the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require......
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| October 18, 2012
The U.S. EPA convinces the White House to change the chant of "Clean Coal" to "Coal Kills," ends mountaintop removal coal mining, announces a rule to regulate coal ash and...
In the spring and summer of 2010, BP sprayed nearly 2 million gallons of dispersants into the Gulf of Mexico during the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster.

| August 9, 2012
The damage from dispersants in the Gulf has already been done. Nearly two million gallons of dispersants with essentially unknown environmental effects were released into the waters. We need more...
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| July 26, 2012
Today, we are celebrating Swimmable Action Day—a day to advocate for our right to clean, swimmable waters for all......
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| June 19, 2012
A healthy fishery is more than a pastime, childhood memory, or the makings of a meal, it is a major indicator of the health of our waterways, watersheds and the...
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| May 30, 2012
Swim Guide is a public education vehicle that helps to drive environmental change. It draws attention to areas in need of better environmental protection and fosters a connection between communities...
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| March 22, 2012
Many places across the globe are running out of drinking water, and countless water bodies are now undrinkable......
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| February 6, 2012
In his State of the Union address, President Obama discussed changes that he made to a regulatory scheme to declassify milk from being considered an oil, which required dairy farms...