Waterkeepers Chesapeake Blog

This is the Waterkeepers Chesapeake blog page. You’ll find posts from our Waterkeeper members, current action alerts, legislative news and more. For press releases, please visit our page Press Releases. Thanks for reading the Waterkeepers Chesapeake Blog!

With Economic Study of Phosphorous Rule, Advocates Say No More Delay

With Economic Study of Phosphorous Rule, Advocates Say No More Delay

Advocates Say New Rule to Limit Manure Represents Biggest Opportunity for Clean Water in 30 Years (Annapolis, MD) – A ...
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Permit needs to protect public health, keep excess manure from polluting waterways

Permit needs to protect public health, keep excess manure from polluting waterways

The state must make an important decision about how to regulate manure generated by large poultry and dairy farms that ...
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Coalition Launches New Website on Conowingo Dam Facts

Coalition Launches New Website on Conowingo Dam Facts

Lots of people are talking about the Conowingo Dam lately. Political rhetoric and misinformation is flowing faster than the Susquehanna ...
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Waterkeepers Chesapeake Denounces Federal Ruling  On Cove Point Gas Export Facility

Waterkeepers Chesapeake Denounces Federal Ruling On Cove Point Gas Export Facility

Federal regulator approves massive $3.8 billion construction of liquefied natural gas export facility on the Chesapeake Bay without considering all environmental ...
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Clean Water Advocates Petition for Better Controls on Virginia Factory Farm Pollution

Clean Water Advocates Petition for Better Controls on Virginia Factory Farm Pollution

Virginia has more than 100 large chicken and hog factory farm operations, but not one has a required federal Clean ...
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Water Advocates Challenge Maryland Stormwater Permits

Water Advocates Challenge Maryland Stormwater Permits

Baltimore City hearing is second of three challenges to Maryland’s Department of the Environment permitting of stormwater runoff — the ...
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Time is Now to Get Facts Right & Act on Conowingo Dam

Time is Now to Get Facts Right & Act on Conowingo Dam

October 10, 2014 Update: New website launched to get the facts: www.ConowingoDam.org  Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Michael Helfrich at the Conowingo ...
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Federal Regulators Set to Impose LNG Export Facility on Chesapeake Bay, Ignoring Public Outcry & Science

Federal Regulators Set to Impose LNG Export Facility on Chesapeake Bay, Ignoring Public Outcry & Science

Monday, June 16 marked the end of a contested 30-day public comment period on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) ...
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New Bay Agreement Not Strong Enough to Clean the Bay

New Bay Agreement Not Strong Enough to Clean the Bay

Waterkeepers Chesapeake, a coalition of 19 independent local organizations, expressed serious concerns today that the new Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement ...
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Alan Lehman

Local Waterkeeper Response to Train Derailment & Toxic Oil Spill on James River

Aerial view of train derailment, Lynchburg, VA, on the James River, May 1, 2014 Betsy Nicholas, Executive Director of Waterkeepers ...
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