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Take the Pet Poo Pledge Today!

Take the Pet Poo Pledge Today!

The Clear Choices Clean Water Chesapeake Bay campaign that Waterkeepers Chesapeake launched in June 2019 is encouraging members of the ...
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Lawsuit Challenges New NEPA Regulations that Shield CAFOs from Environmental Review

Extreme changes to the regulations have widespread consequences for animals, surrounding communities, and the environment. Contact: Mike Andrade-Heymsfield, media@aldf.org, 707-364-8387 ...
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Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s Annual Awards Event to Honor Regional Clean Water Champions, Feature Environmental Justice Discussion

Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s Annual Awards Event to Honor Regional Clean Water Champions, Feature Environmental Justice Discussion

Awardees to be recognized for advancing civil rights and public health (Takoma Park, MD) Waterkeepers Chesapeake will host its 4th ...
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Maryland Still Supporting the Flawed Conowingo Dam Settlement Agreement

On Monday, August 24, 2020, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) wrote to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting ...
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Maryland Matters: Report: Md. Not Doing Enough to Reduce Stormwater Pollution in the Chesapeake Bay

Maryland Matters: Report: Md. Not Doing Enough to Reduce Stormwater Pollution in the Chesapeake Bay

Report: Md. Not Doing Enough to Reduce Stormwater Pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, Elizabeth She, August 18, 2020 Maryland engages ...
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Baltimore Sun: New report faults Maryland for failing to plan for stormwater pollution in Chesapeake Bay

Baltimore Sun: New report faults Maryland for failing to plan for stormwater pollution in Chesapeake Bay

New report faults Maryland for failing to plan for stormwater pollution in Chesapeake Bay, Hallie Miller, August 17, 2020 Betsy ...
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New Report Documents Retreat by PA and MD in Efforts to Control Stormwater Pollution in Chesapeake Bay

New Report Documents Retreat by PA and MD in Efforts to Control Stormwater Pollution in Chesapeake Bay

During a Time of Growing Rainfall Caused by Climate Change, Many States and Cities Planning Infrastructure Based on Outdated Data ...
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Harrisburg Water Monitoring Shows Unsafe Levels of Bacteria in 33% of Tests in Susquehanna River this Summer

Harrisburg Water Monitoring Shows Unsafe Levels of Bacteria in 33% of Tests in Susquehanna River this Summer

New Report Reveals Pennsylvania’s Backtracking on Commitments to Control Stormwater Pollution FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, August 17, 2020 Media contacts:  ...
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Town Hall: Global Pandemic Impacts on Local Oyster Industry & Fisheries

Town Hall: Global Pandemic Impacts on Local Oyster Industry & Fisheries

When Maryland’s governor issued stay at home orders and closed non-essential businesses, the owner of the Conowingo Dam unnecessarily elected ...
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Opening Briefs Filed in EPA Lawsuit on Slaughterhouse Regulations

Opening Briefs Filed in EPA Lawsuit on Slaughterhouse Regulations

Environmental Integrity Project and Earthjustice on August 3 filed the opening brief in our challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and ...
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