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: D.C. Court of Appeals Vacates Federal License for Conowingo Dam

Press Release: D.C. Court of Appeals Vacates Federal License for Conowingo Dam

FERC exceeded its authority when it approved license without certification Maryland issued in 2018 (Silver Spring, MD) Today, the U.S ...
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Environmental Organizations File Lawsuits Against Flawed Maryland Industrial Stormwater Permit

Environmental Organizations File Lawsuits Against Flawed Maryland Industrial Stormwater Permit

Deficient permit will not protect waterways and fails to address environmental justice issues As a result of major flaws in ...
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A time for transitions and thanks

From Executive Director Betsy Nicholas: After ten years with Waterkeepers Chesapeake, I have accepted a new position as the Vice ...
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Waterkeepers Chesapeake to Honor Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper for Clean Water Advocacy

Waterkeepers Chesapeake to Honor Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper for Clean Water Advocacy

Awardees to be recognized on November 16 for their efforts to address environmental injustices (Takoma Park, MD) Waterkeepers Chesapeake will host ...
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On 50th Anniversary of Clean Water Act, MD is Failing Landmark Law; Advocates Demand Improved Enforcement

On 50th Anniversary of Clean Water Act, MD is Failing Landmark Law; Advocates Demand Improved Enforcement

Despite Promise of “Fishable, Swimmable” Waters by 1983, 80% of MD Rivers and Streams are Unsafe for Swimming EMBARGOED FOR ...
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Celebrating Progress and Call for Continued Action on the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

Celebrating Progress and Call for Continued Action on the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

Campaign encourages grassroots activism to reclaim the right to clean waterways (Takoma Park, Md.) — October 18th marks the 50th ...
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Press Release: D.C. Court Hears Legal Challenge of FERC’s Order to Grant 50-year License  to Constellation Energy to Operate Conowingo Dam

Press Release: D.C. Court Hears Legal Challenge of FERC’s Order to Grant 50-year License to Constellation Energy to Operate Conowingo Dam

Waterkeeper groups fight to ensure Constellation Energy pays it fair share and does not destroy the Bay (Takoma Park, MD) ...
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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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