Monday 20 May 2019

Waterkeepers in the News (173)

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

A National Aquarium proposal to designate a canyon off the coast of Maryland as an "urban sanctuary" has brought concern  to Ocean City fishermen. While the designation is said to not impact recreational fishing, the unique designation has worried local politicians and fishermen alike, who believe that the sanctuary status could impact the local economy; whether by curbing recreational and tournament fishing or impacting commercial vessels. READ MORE... Published in Delmarva Now by Gino Fanelli on Dec. 22, 2016  
West & Rhode Riverkeeper, Inc. and its partners are set to wrap up two streambed restoration projects this month that should lessen the amount of stormwater pollution entering the two rivers. This week, contractors will put the finishing touches on a restoration project at Muddy Creek in Harwood, installing native plants there, West/Rhode Riverkeeper Jeff Holland said. READ MORE... Published in The Capital on Dec. 19, 2016 by Megan Brockett
As Dominion Virginia Power works to re-tool its $35 million system for treating water steeped in coal ash at its Possum Point power station, environmentalists are sounding the alarm about what the delay could mean for the health of nearby waterways. The company pressed “pause” on efforts to treat wastewater from its coal-ash ponds in September, with Dominion officials claiming that they needed more time to improve the process for removing dangerous heavy metals from the water drained from those ponds. Dominion is hoping to ultimately move ahead with a plan to drain, consolidate and seal the five ponds it uses to store coal ash, the waste material generated when the plant once burned coal. READ MORE... Published in Inside Northern Virginia on Dec. 18, 2016 by Alex Koma