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.

Press Release: Maryland Legislature Passes Bills Strengthening Clean Water Protections and Ensuring Equity

Press Release: Maryland Legislature Passes Bills Strengthening Clean Water Protections and Ensuring Equity

Three bills improve the state’s regulation, enforcement, and public notice under the Clean Water Act (Takoma Park, MD) – In ...
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Press Release: Waterkeepers Chesapeake Launches Clean Water Act 50th Anniversary Campaign

Press Release: Waterkeepers Chesapeake Launches Clean Water Act 50th Anniversary Campaign

Campaign encourages citizen activism to reclaim the right to clean waterways (Takoma Park, Md.) — Waterkeepers Chesapeake launches the Clean ...
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Support Grows for Lawsuit Over Conowingo Dam Pollution

Support Grows for Lawsuit Over Conowingo Dam Pollution

Several groups, legislators, and businesses support lawsuit challenging relicensing  (Takoma Park, MD) – Last Friday, three amicus briefs were filed ...
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54 Organizations Demand Patuxent Riverkeeper be Reinstated to Patuxent River Commission

54 Organizations Demand Patuxent Riverkeeper be Reinstated to Patuxent River Commission

Waterkeepers Chesapeake sent a letter to Secretary Robert McCord signed by 53 organizations from across the state of Maryland and ...
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Statement on Youngkin’s Selection for Secretary of Natural Resources

Statement on Youngkin’s Selection for Secretary of Natural Resources

Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s Statement on Youngkin’s Selection for Secretary of Natural Resources  Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s statement on Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin’s selection of ...
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Waterkeepers Chesapeake Honors Local Clean Water Champions

Waterkeepers Chesapeake Honors Local Clean Water Champions

Awardees recognized for work on environmental justice and preventing sewer backups  TAKOMA PARK, Md. (October 7, 2021) – Waterkeepers Chesapeake ...
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61 Groups Demand That EPA Update Industry Water Pollution Technology Standards, Many Dating to 1970s

61 Groups Demand That EPA Update Industry Water Pollution Technology Standards, Many Dating to 1970s

Despite Legal Requirement for Annual Reviews, 66% of EPA Standards for Industry Date Back More Than 30 Years Washington, D.C ...
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In Response to Lawsuit, EPA Pledges to Strengthen Standards for Slaughterhouse Water Pollution

In Response to Lawsuit, EPA Pledges to Strengthen Standards for Slaughterhouse Water Pollution

In a victory for clean water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on September 9, 2021, that it will update ...
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Waterkeeper Groups Condemn Governor Hogan’s Move to Support Unlawful License of Conowingo Dam

Waterkeeper Groups Condemn Governor Hogan’s Move to Support Unlawful License of Conowingo Dam

(Takoma Park, MD) Yesterday, Governor Larry Hogan directed the state to intervene in an appeal of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s ...
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Lawsuit Filed to Overturn Denial of Endangered Species Protection to Eastern Hellbenders

Lawsuit Filed to Overturn Denial of Endangered Species Protection to Eastern Hellbenders

North America’s Largest Salamanders Are Threatened by River Pollution From New York to Missouri NEW YORK — A lawsuit filed ...
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