Baykeeper Joins Effort to Require Disclosure of Hydropower Climate Pollution

Mar 23, 2022

San Francisco Baykeeper joined a coalition of 136 groups petitioning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to require America’s dams and reservoirs to report greenhouse gas emissions under the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Program. 

Dams and reservoirs can emit significant GHGs, including methane. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that is several times more destructive to the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. Adding dams and reservoirs to the EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program is a critical step to addressing the climate emergency, as well as achieving federal methane emissions reduction goals.

The EPA's GHG Reporting Program requires large producers of GHGs to report emissions and make that data available to the public. Today, 8,000 facilities are required to report their emissions annually, including fuel and industrial gas suppliers and carbon dioxide injection sites, but hydropower is not included.

The signatories are:


350 Central Mass

350 Brattleboro

350 Maine

350 Seattle

Addison County River Watch Collaborative (VT)

Alabama Rivers Alliance

Alliance for the Wild Rockies

Alvraddarnas Waterkeeper

American Alpine Club

American Rivers

American Whitewater Association

Atchafalaya Basinkeeper

Atlantic Salmon Federation

Back Country Excursions of Maine, LLC

Backbone Campaign

Balkanka Association Sofia, Bulgaria

Beyond Searsville Dam

Black Warrior Riverkeeper

Boulder Waterkeeper

Bozeman Birders

Cahaba Riverkeeper

California Trout

California Wilderness Coalition

Centar za životnu sredinu/Center for Environment

Center for Biological Diversity

Coastal Watershed Institute

Collier County Waterkeeper

Columbia Riverkeeper

Commons BC

Connecticut River Conservancy

Creative Chi Dam Sense

Dam Watch International

Deschutes Estuary Restoration Team

Downeast Salmon Federation

Earth Law Center

Earth Matters/350VT


Elliotsville Foundation

Endangered Species Coalition

Energy and Climate Upper Valley

Energy Balance, Inc.

Environmental Defense Center

Environmental Stewardship

EuroNatur Foothill Conservancy

Forest Ecology Network

Friends of Butte Creek

Friends of Merrymeeting Bay

Friends of Sebago Lake

Friends of the Eel River

Friends of the River

Gallatin Wildlife Association

Glen Canyon Institute

Global Justice Ecology Project

Grand Riverkeeper Labrador, Inc.

Great Basin Waterkeeper and Great Basin Water Network

Idaho Rivers United

International Rivers Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper

Last Tree Laws

LEAD Agency, Inc.

Living Rivers and Colorado Riverkeeper

Long Island Soundkeeper

Los Padres ForestWatch

LRB Hydrology & Analytics

Maine Youth for Climate Justice

Matilija Coalition

Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos


Milwaukee Riverkeeper

Missouri Confluence Waterkeeper

National Lawyers Guild, NYC Environmental Justice Committee

Native Fish Society

Nevada Conservation League

New York Environmental Law and Justice Project

NGO Green Home

Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment

North American Megadam Resistance Alliance

North Fork Studios

Northern California Council, Fly Fishers International o2 Utah Orange County Coastkeeper Outdoor Alliance Peace Valley Environment Association

Peace Valley Landowner Association

Peconic Baykeeper

Pippin Ventures

Port Phillip EcoCentre / Port Phillip Baykeeper

Raincoast Conservation Foundation

RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs)

Restore Hetch Hetchy

The North Woods Rio Grande Waterkeeper

Ríos to Rivers Riverkeeper Rivers for Change


Rogue Riverkeeper

Sacramento River Council

San Francisco Baykeeper

San Luis Obispo Coastkeeper

San Marcos High School

Satilla Riverkeeper

Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition

Save The Poudre Sierra Club

Slovenian Native Fish Society

Snake River Waterkeeper

Solutionary Rail

South Yuba River Citizens League

Stoecker Ecological


Surfrider Foundation

Tennessee Riverkeeper

The Conservation Alliance

The Rewilding Institute

The Sierra Fund

Three Rivers Waterkeeper

Tualatin Riverkeepers

Two Rivers Action Coalition

University of Montana, Flathead Lake Biological Station

Upper Colorado River Watershed Group

Upper Valley Affinity Group (Vermont)

Vermont Chapter of the Sierra Club

Washington Wild Water Climate Trust Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc.

Waterkeepers Chesapeake

Wild Fish Conservancy

Wild Orca

WildEarth Guardians

William S. Boyd School of Law's Environmental Law Society


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