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Waterkeepers Chesapeake Decries Another Crude Oil Train Explosion

Disaster on the Kanahwa River in West Virginia is another example of a rail system not able to handle highly volatile ...
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Waterkeepers Chesapeake Joins Effort to Close Loopholes

Waterkeepers Chesapeake Joins Effort to Close Loopholes

NEW LEGISLATION WOULD IMPROVE OVERSIGHT AND CLOSE LOOPHOLES IN PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT LAW Senator Raskin, Delegate Cullison Propose First Major ...
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Fracking Moratorium Coalition & Bill Introduced in Maryland

Fracking Moratorium Coalition & Bill Introduced in Maryland

Maryland Legislators Introduce Fracking Moratorium Bill Over 100 Md. Health Professionals Support Moratorium, Citing Serious Health Risks; New National Poll Shows ...
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Farm Bureau Claim on Manure Doesn’t Pass Smell Test

Farm Bureau Claim on Manure Doesn’t Pass Smell Test

Agriculture sector only halfway toward 2017 goal for phosphorus pollution (Annapolis, MD) – Claims by the farm lobby that Maryland’s ...
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Waterkeepers Chesapeake Joins 60 Organizations to Call for Maryland Fracking Moratorium

Waterkeepers Chesapeake Joins 60 Organizations to Call for Maryland Fracking Moratorium

Citing Growing Science, a Broad Coalition of 61 Health, Environment, Faith and Advocacy Groups Unite to Call on the State ...
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Waterkeepers Chesapeake Disappointed in EPA Regulations for the Disposal of Coal Ash

Waterkeepers Chesapeake Disappointed in EPA Regulations for the Disposal of Coal Ash

River at Risk map (James River) Rule will not adequately protect water or communities. Fails to follow science and properly ...
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With Publication of New Phosphorus Rules, Groups Call on Maryland General Assembly to Act

With Publication of New Phosphorus Rules, Groups Call on Maryland General Assembly to Act

Latest Version of Rules to Reduce Pollution by Better Controlling Manure Provide Several Exemptions for Farmers and a Six-Year Phase ...
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Deep Disappointment in Governor O’Malley’s Decision to Allow Fracking in Maryland

Deep Disappointment in Governor O’Malley’s Decision to Allow Fracking in Maryland

Governor O’Malley finally answered the question of if or when to allow fracking in Maryland with his release yesterday of ...
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U.S. Forest Service Plan to Prohibit Fracking on George Washington National Forest Land

U.S. Forest Service Plan to Prohibit Fracking on George Washington National Forest Land

Waterkeepers Chesapeake Commends The U.S. Forest Service Plan to Prohibit Fracking on George Washington National Forest Land Waterkeepers call for a ...
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Waterkeepers Chesapeake Comments on EPA's Waters of the US Rule

Waterkeepers Chesapeake Comments on EPA’s Waters of the US Rule

Waterkeepers Chesapeake generally supports much of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) proposed definition of Waters of the United States under ...
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