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.

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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
Waterkeeper Groups File Legal Challenge of Federal Order to Relicense Conowingo Dam

Waterkeeper Groups File Legal Challenge of Federal Order to Relicense Conowingo Dam

(Takoma Park, MD) – Today, Waterkeepers Chesapeake, Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper, and Sassafras Riverkeeper, represented by Earthjustice and joined by the ...
Read More
Guilty Verdict for Chauvin Shows We Can Do Better, We Must Do Better

Guilty Verdict for Chauvin Shows We Can Do Better, We Must Do Better

Waterkeepers Chesapeake statement about the conviction of the police officer who murdered George Floyd: Yesterday, those of us who recognize ...
Read More
Waterkeeper Groups Petition for Rehearing on Conowingo Dam Federal License

Waterkeeper Groups Petition for Rehearing on Conowingo Dam Federal License

License issued by FERC is illegal under the Clean Water Act (Takoma Park, MD) Today, Waterkeepers Chesapeake, Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper, ...
Read More
Press Release: Maryland General Assembly Strengthens Clean Water Protections

Press Release: Maryland General Assembly Strengthens Clean Water Protections

Three bills improve regulations and enforcement under Clean Water Act (Takoma Park, MD) – This week, the Maryland General Assembly ...
Read More
Press Statement: FERC Approves Flawed Conowingo Settlement Agreement

Press Statement: FERC Approves Flawed Conowingo Settlement Agreement

(Takoma Park, MD) – Clean water advocates and watermen are deeply dismayed that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved ...
Read More