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Waterkeepers Chesapeake Honors Local Clean Water Champions

Waterkeepers Chesapeake Honors Local Clean Water Champions

Awardees recognized for work on environmental justice and preventing sewer backups  TAKOMA PARK, Md. (October 7, 2021) – Waterkeepers Chesapeake announced their 2021 awardees during last night’s 5th annual In Defense of Water awards event at Patagonia Old Town. Assateague Coastkeeper Kathy Phillips received the Waterkeeper Outstanding Win (WOW) Award for her work fighting for clean water and environmental justice for communities in the Lower ...
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Welcome to our new Fair Farms Campaign Manager!

Welcome to our new Fair Farms Campaign Manager!

Hello, my name is Humon and I’m excited to join the Fair Farms campaign team this month as the newest Campaign Manager. When I Iearned about Fair Farms, I thought this is great — a campaign that uplifts visionary farmers and works on policy to lead us to a system that protects our lands and waters and creates markets for locally grown healthy food. I became ...
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61 Groups Demand That EPA Update Industry Water Pollution Technology Standards, Many Dating to 1970s

61 Groups Demand That EPA Update Industry Water Pollution Technology Standards, Many Dating to 1970s

Despite Legal Requirement for Annual Reviews, 66% of EPA Standards for Industry Date Back More Than 30 Years Washington, D.C. — Two thirds of EPA’s water pollution standards for industries are more than 30 years old, despite a Clean Water Act requirement that they be reviewed every year to keep pace with improving pollution control technology, according to a review of federal regulations. For example, ...
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Job Notice: Legal & Policy Manager

Job Notice: Legal & Policy Manager

Waterkeepers Chesapeake (WKC) seeks a Legal & Policy Manager, reporting to the Executive Director. The Legal & Policy Manager will contribute to Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s legal and policy presence and effectiveness in the Chesapeake and Coastal Bays watersheds.  As part of the policy and legal team, the Legal & Policy Manager will advance Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s legal and policy goals of fishable, swimmable waterways, and clean drinking ...
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In Response to Lawsuit, EPA Pledges to Strengthen Standards for Slaughterhouse Water Pollution

In Response to Lawsuit, EPA Pledges to Strengthen Standards for Slaughterhouse Water Pollution

In a victory for clean water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on September 9, 2021, that it will update grossly outdated water-pollution control standards for the slaughterhouse industry. The announcement follows a December 2019 lawsuit Waterkeepers Chesapeake joined with several other community and conservation organizations challenging its prior decision not to do so. In addition to developing rules for the meat and poultry processing ...
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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  • James River Association - Upper & Middle James Riparian Consortium- Buffer Summit

    October 27, 2021  10:00 am - 2:30 pm

    Please join us for the third annual Buffer Summit hosted by…

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  • Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association - Greener Codorus Initiative

    October 27, 2021  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Join us for weekly vegetation maintenance to keep harmful chemicals like…

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  • James River Association - Pollution Prevention: Our Common Agenda Education Series

    October 28, 2021  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    From October 25–29th, VCN will host a week of education and…

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Since #VA didn't provide a virtual public hearing on the MVP Clean Water Act 401 draft permit, we and partners are hosting one! Comments will be recorded & submitted to Virginia DEQ before the comment period closes Oct. 27.
Come be heard! #NoMVP

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peoples-hearing-on-the-mountain-valley-pipeline-tickets-186086849777

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