Tuesday 24 April 2018

Upper Potomac Riverkeeper: West Virginia Confronts Maryland Over Potomac River Authority

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.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.

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Published in Circle of Blue on Nov. 11, 2016 by Brett Walton