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Citing nutrient pollution, environmental groups appeal new 50-year license for Conowingo Dam

Citing nutrient pollution, environmental groups appeal new 50-year license for Conowingo Dam

Conowingo Dam, May 2019. Photo credit: John Pavoncello Citing nutrient pollution, environmental groups appeal new 50-year license for Conowingo Dam, ...
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A Virtual Legislative Season Yields Important Clean Water Wins

A Virtual Legislative Season Yields Important Clean Water Wins

This virtual state legislative season was like no other. Rightly so, COVID-19 and police reform were priorities. Even so, we’re ...
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Guilty Verdict for Chauvin Shows We Can Do Better, We Must Do Better

Guilty Verdict for Chauvin Shows We Can Do Better, We Must Do Better

Waterkeepers Chesapeake statement about the conviction of the police officer who murdered George Floyd: Yesterday, those of us who recognize ...
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Waterkeeper Groups Petition for Rehearing on Conowingo Dam Federal License

Waterkeeper Groups Petition for Rehearing on Conowingo Dam Federal License

License issued by FERC is illegal under the Clean Water Act (Takoma Park, MD) Today, Waterkeepers Chesapeake, Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper, ...
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Watch Chesapeake Bay Week on Maryland Public Television!

Watch Chesapeake Bay Week on Maryland Public Television!

Have you heard of Chesapeake Bay Week with Maryland Public Television? On the week of April 18th through April 24th, ...
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Press Release: Maryland General Assembly Strengthens Clean Water Protections

Press Release: Maryland General Assembly Strengthens Clean Water Protections

Three bills improve regulations and enforcement under Clean Water Act (Takoma Park, MD) – This week, the Maryland General Assembly ...
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Lunch & Learn: The Power of Plants to Protect Clean Water

Lunch & Learn: The Power of Plants to Protect Clean Water

Join us on Tuesday, April 20 at noon for an Earth Day ‘lunch & learn’ with our Waterkeepers to talk ...
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A Brief History of Black Land Ownership in the U.S.

A Brief History of Black Land Ownership in the U.S.

Black land loss – the loss of land ownership and rights – dates back to the mid-19th century, where in ...
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Conowingo Dam license reissued after long fight over ecological impacts

Conowingo Dam license reissued after long fight over ecological impacts

Conowingo Dam license reissued after long fight over ecological impacts, Bay Journal, Timothy B. Wheeler, March 19th, 2021 “The Susquehanna ...
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Climate Change and the Food System

Climate Change and the Food System

Written by Nicole Oveisi, Fair Farms Intern According to a 2019 report released by the World Resources Institute, agricultural production ...
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