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.

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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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During a Time of Growing Rainfall Caused by Climate Change, Many States and Cities Planning Infrastructure Based on Outdated Data ...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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