Press Statements

Press requests can be sent to Betsy Nicholas, Executive Director, betsy(at)waterkeeperschesapeake.org, or Robin Broder, Deputy Director, robin(at)waterkeeperschesapeake.org.

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Lawsuit Challenges New NEPA Regulations that Shield CAFOs from Environmental Review

Extreme changes to the regulations have widespread consequences for animals, surrounding communities, and the environment. Contact: Mike Andrade-Heymsfield, media@aldf.org, 707-364-8387 ...
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Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s Annual Awards Event to Honor Regional Clean Water Champions, Feature Environmental Justice Discussion

Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s Annual Awards Event to Honor Regional Clean Water Champions, Feature Environmental Justice Discussion

Awardees to be recognized for advancing civil rights and public health (Takoma Park, MD) Waterkeepers Chesapeake will host its 4th ...
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New Report Documents Retreat by PA and MD in Efforts to Control Stormwater Pollution in Chesapeake Bay

New Report Documents Retreat by PA and MD in Efforts to Control Stormwater Pollution in Chesapeake Bay

During a Time of Growing Rainfall Caused by Climate Change, Many States and Cities Planning Infrastructure Based on Outdated Data ...
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Harrisburg Water Monitoring Shows Unsafe Levels of Bacteria in 33% of Tests in Susquehanna River this Summer

Harrisburg Water Monitoring Shows Unsafe Levels of Bacteria in 33% of Tests in Susquehanna River this Summer

New Report Reveals Pennsylvania’s Backtracking on Commitments to Control Stormwater Pollution FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, August 17, 2020 Media contacts:  ...
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Pipeline Development on Maryland’s Eastern Shore Could Lead to  Expansion of Industrial Poultry Facilities

Pipeline Development on Maryland’s Eastern Shore Could Lead to Expansion of Industrial Poultry Facilities

Communities fighting against pipelines want sustainable agriculture and clean energy (Berlin, MD) Chesapeake Utilities is proposing to bring fracked gas ...
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Dominion Energy and Duke Energy Abandon $8 Billion, Unnecessary Fracked Gas Pipeline

Dominion Energy and Duke Energy Abandon $8 Billion, Unnecessary Fracked Gas Pipeline

On July 5, 2020, Dominion Energy and Duke Energy announced the cancellation of the highly controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline that ...
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Press Release: Gunpowder Riverkeeper Launches Clear Choices Clean Water Campaign

Press Release: Gunpowder Riverkeeper Launches Clear Choices Clean Water Campaign

Campaign will drive citizen action in Harford County to improve local water quality through online pledges (Monkton, MD) – Gunpowder ...
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Press Statement: Waterkeeper Groups Achieve Settlement with EPA on Drinking Water Safety

Press Statement: Waterkeeper Groups Achieve Settlement with EPA on Drinking Water Safety

Agreement sets deadlines for Safe Drinking Water Act actions on toxic and carcinogenic contaminants NEW YORK, NY — Waterkeeper Alliance, ...
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Poultry Industry Ammonia Air Pollution Adds More Nitrogen to Chesapeake Bay than all MD or PA Sewage Plants

Poultry Industry Ammonia Air Pollution Adds More Nitrogen to Chesapeake Bay than all MD or PA Sewage Plants

Fatter Birds and Lack of Emissions Controls Contribute 12 Million Pounds of Nitrogen to Bay Annually FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, ...
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Press Statement: Lawmakers, Watermen, and Advocates Support Legislation to Stop Maryland's Conowingo Dam Settlement with Exelon

Press Statement: Lawmakers, Watermen, and Advocates Support Legislation to Stop Maryland’s Conowingo Dam Settlement with Exelon

Bipartisan legislation would prevent Md. Dept of Environment from waiving Water Quality Certifications, including for proposed Conowingo Dam license renewal ...
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