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Forum: Conowingo Dam Cleanup: Why are you paying and Exelon isn't?

Forum: Conowingo Dam Cleanup: Why are you paying and Exelon isn’t?

Join the discussion on how we can still get a fair deal for the next 50 years. In March 2021, ...
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84% of MD Poultry Operations Failed Water Pollution Control Inspections from 2017-2020 But Only 2% Paid Fines

84% of MD Poultry Operations Failed Water Pollution Control Inspections from 2017-2020 But Only 2% Paid Fines

New Reports Connect Lax State Oversight to Continuing High Phosphorus and Algae Levels in Eastern Shore Rivers FOR RELEASE: Thursday, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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In Defense of Water 2021

In Defense of Water 2021

Our 5th annual In Defense of Water awards event was on Wednesday, October 6 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. This year, Patagonia ...
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Trees Are Amazing! Take a Pledge to Protect Them!

Trees Are Amazing! Take a Pledge to Protect Them!

Written by Casey Willson, Waterkeepers Chesapeake Intern Trees are a vital part of our urban and suburban ecosystems. Not only ...
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Waterkeeper Groups Condemn Governor Hogan’s Move to Support Unlawful License of Conowingo Dam

Waterkeeper Groups Condemn Governor Hogan’s Move to Support Unlawful License of Conowingo Dam

(Takoma Park, MD) Yesterday, Governor Larry Hogan directed the state to intervene in an appeal of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s ...
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Waterkeepers Bay Paddle Team

Waterkeepers Bay Paddle Team

Waterkeepers from across the Chesapeake region, including the Choptank, Miles-Wye, Sassafras and Chester Riverkeepers from ShoreRivers, the James Riverkeeper, and ...
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