Press Statements

For media inquiries, contact Betsy Nicholas, 202-423-0504, betsy(at)waterkeeperschesapeake.org.

Chesapeake Bay Advocates Oppose Delay for Poultry Pollution Rules

Chesapeake Bay Advocates Oppose Delay for Poultry Pollution Rules

MD Gov. Hogan’s Administration Considering a One Year Delay for Phosphorus Regulations Annapolis, Md. – Maryland Governor Hogan’s administration is ...
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Statement on Maryland Department of the Environment and Exelon's Proposed Conowingo Settlement

Statement on Maryland Department of the Environment and Exelon’s Proposed Conowingo Settlement

(Takoma Park, MD) – Waterkeepers Chesapeake Executive Director Betsy Nicholas and Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Ted Evgeniadis released the following statements ...
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Senator Van Hollen, Rep. Raskin to Speak at Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s Annual Awards Event

Senator Van Hollen, Rep. Raskin to Speak at Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s Annual Awards Event

Awardees to be recognized for work on Clean Water Act litigation and coal ash storage (Chevy Chase, MD) Waterkeepers Chesapeake will ...
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Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s Annual Awards Event to Honor Regional Clean Water Champions, Feature Rep. Jamie Raskin

Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s Annual Awards Event to Honor Regional Clean Water Champions, Feature Rep. Jamie Raskin

Awardees to be recognized for work on Clean Water Act litigation and coal ash storage (Chevy Chase, MD) Waterkeepers Chesapeake will ...
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Public Interest Groups Launch Legal Action to Protect Waterways from Slaughterhouse Pollution

Public Interest Groups Launch Legal Action to Protect Waterways from Slaughterhouse Pollution

EPA’s Failure to Update Wastewater Guidelines is Allowing Contamination of Nation’s Waterways Media contact: Tom Pelton, Environmental Integrity Project, (443) ...
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Local Chesapeake Waterkeepers Launch New Campaign to Reduce Polluted Stormwater Runoff

Local Chesapeake Waterkeepers Launch New Campaign to Reduce Polluted Stormwater Runoff

Campaign will drive citizen action to improve local water quality through online pledges (Baltimore, MD) – Waterkeepers Chesapeake has launched ...
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Waterkeepers Chesapeake Denounces EPA’s Gutting Clean Water Protections for Millions

Waterkeepers Chesapeake Denounces EPA’s Gutting Clean Water Protections for Millions

Waterkeepers Chesapeake comments on rule support a broad, science-based definition of the waters of the U.S. and urges EPA to ...
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New Executive Order Would Limit States’ Rights to Protect Waterways

New Executive Order Would Limit States’ Rights to Protect Waterways

(Washington, D.C.)– President Trump’s executive order, issued today, changes the existing Clean Water Act’s 401 Water Quality Certification process that gives ...
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General Assembly Passes Agriculture Tracking and Improvement Bill

General Assembly Passes Agriculture Tracking and Improvement Bill

Bill would help implement the Phosphorus Management Tool, improve industrial agriculture permitting and reinstate Eastern Shore water quality monitors ANNAPOLIS, ...
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Environmental Groups Intervene in Federal Proceeding over Conowingo Dam to Prevent Exelon from Shirking Bay Cleanup Responsibilities

Environmental Groups Intervene in Federal Proceeding over Conowingo Dam to Prevent Exelon from Shirking Bay Cleanup Responsibilities

In a new petition, Exelon is seeking to operate dam without state license, which groups say would create dangerous precedent ...
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