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.

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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Lawsuit Launched to Overturn Denial of Endangered Species Protection for Eastern Hellbenders

Lawsuit Launched to Overturn Denial of Endangered Species Protection for Eastern Hellbenders

North America’s Largest Salamander Threatened by River Pollution From New York to Missouri NEW YORK— Conservation groups filed a formal ...
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Attacks on Our Democracy

Attacks on Our Democracy

We were appalled and outraged by the deadly January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, and the physical and psychological ...
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Our Work to Restore Science-based and Environmental Justice Protections Begins with Biden Presidency

Our Work to Restore Science-based and Environmental Justice Protections Begins with Biden Presidency

With the election of Joe Biden as the next President of the United States and Kamala Harris as the first ...
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