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!

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Watermen, Federal and State Lawmakers Call for New Conowingo Dam Settlement with Exelon

Maryland’s federal lawmakers and Maryland watermen have joined clean water advocates and Maryland state lawmakers to call on Maryland to ...
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Support Maryland’s Authority to Protect Local Waterways!

Support Maryland’s Authority to Protect Local Waterways!

The single most powerful authority that states have under the Clean Water Act is under attack by the Environmental Protection ...
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Don't Let Maryland Waive its Right to Protect Local Waterways!

Don’t Let Maryland Waive its Right to Protect Local Waterways!

We ask you to send an email today to your Maryland state representatives urging them to support Conowingo Dam Emergency ...
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Press Release: Baltimore City Passes Resolution in Support of a Maryland Constitutional Right for Environmental Health & Justice

Press Release: Baltimore City Passes Resolution in Support of a Maryland Constitutional Right for Environmental Health & Justice

Councilmember Burnett ushered in the passage of the City Council Resolution earlier this week.   (Baltimore, MD) – On Monday, ...
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Bay Journal: Environmentalists, Shore officials oppose Conowingo settlement

Bay Journal: Environmentalists, Shore officials oppose Conowingo settlement

Chesapeake Bay Journal, Tim Wheeler, February 12, 2020 Critics say deal doesn’t come close to fixing dam’s ecological harm, urge ...
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Press Release: Bi-Partisan Legislation Would Force Maryland to Withdraw from Proposed Exelon Conowingo Dam Settlement, Require Water Quality Certification

Press Release: Bi-Partisan Legislation Would Force Maryland to Withdraw from Proposed Exelon Conowingo Dam Settlement, Require Water Quality Certification

Maryland legislators, clean water advocates to push for law preventing Md. Dept of Environment from waiving Water Quality Certifications, including ...
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Maryland Pushes Back Against EPA’s Attempt to Take Away States’ Rights

Maryland Pushes Back Against EPA’s Attempt to Take Away States’ Rights

By Aaron Zoellick, WKC Legal Intern Long before President Trump was inaugurated, it was clear that unraveling environmental protections was ...
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Take action to secure your constitutional right to environmental health & justice!

Take action to secure your constitutional right to environmental health & justice!

Every person, in every generation, deserves the right to pure water, clean air and a healthy environment. Yet across Maryland, ...
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Webinar: Maryland Amendment on Environmental Health & Justice

Webinar: Maryland Amendment on Environmental Health & Justice

WHAT: An online presentation and community conversation to learn more about what it would mean if the right to clean air, ...
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Press Statement: Groups Warn Maryland’s Conowingo Dam Settlement Will Harm Chesapeake Bay

Press Statement: Groups Warn Maryland’s Conowingo Dam Settlement Will Harm Chesapeake Bay

FERC permit is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to force Exelon to deal with sediment and pollution harming the Chesapeake Bay caused ...
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