Engineering-News Record: Maryland-Exelon Pact Aims for Cleaner Susquehanna River

Maryland-Exelon Pact Aims for Cleaner Susquehanna River, Engineering-News Record, Tom Ichniowski, October 30, 2019

But environmental groups question whether the new deal’s provisions are strong enough to make the river and bay water cleaner. Betsy Nicholas, Waterkeepers Chesapeake Executive Director, said in a statement that provisions for Exelon to pay Maryland for such things as restoring mussel habitat, “are merely statements of intent and they are not binding.”

Nicholas added, “There are no assurances that the agreement will actually result in improvements to mitigate the impacts of the dam on Maryland’s water quality.”