Sunday 19 May 2019

Waterkeepers in the News (173)

Enjoy these recent news articles, videos and other media mentions about our member Waterkeepers.

In yet another sign that securing adequate water supplies is a political imperative in the eastern United States, West Virginia officials have threatened legal action against Maryland over the Potomac River. On November 2, Patrick Morrisey, the West Virginia attorney general, sent a letter to Brian Frosh, the Maryland attorney general, and Ben Grumbles, the Maryland environment secretary. The letter outlined concerns about Maryland’s longstanding command over water withdrawals from the Potomac, a river that traces 80 percent of the border between the two states. READ MORE... Published in Circle of Blue on Nov. 11, 2016 by Brett Walton  
Disposal of toxic coal ash is a major environmental problem in the U.S. There are approximately 4 million cubic yards of this waste located Possum Point Power Station in Prince William County. There is considerable disagreement over how this toxic waste is to be properly disposed.

WKC Dec 2016 Enews: Busy Fall for Clean Water

Special message from Betsy Nicholas, Executive Director The President-elect is beginning to fill out cabinet and executive agency positions, giving us a preview of what kind of administration is coming to Washington, DC in January. Based on that preview, we are extremely concerned about our water resources. Waterkeepers, along with our staff and volunteers,work tirelessly toward the goal of cleaning up the environment and restoring clean water to the Chesapeake Bay and the Coastal Bays and our local rivers and streams. On a daily basis, we monitor water quality. We hold polluters accountable. We advocate at the local, state and federal level. We work every day toward the goal of swimmable, fishable, drinkable water for you and future generations. We will not  see that work reversed. We will steadfastly oppose regulatory policies that threaten water quality. We will oppose any attempts to weaken the Clean Water Act. We will steadfastly oppose those who ignore the science and threaten public safety by ignoring the threats of climate change. We all deserve a future that includes clean water. We will continue to fight for it.  READ MORE... Waterkeeper Comments on Fracking Regulations Earlier this month, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) released proposed regulations for the fracking industry to operate in Maryland. Waterkeepers Chesapeake is working closely with Georgetown University Law Center to draft comments that will demonstrate that there is no safe way to conduct hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking" for natural gas. In the meantime, a statewide poll conducted by OpinionWorks shows that Maryland voters support…