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’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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Maryland Senate Passes Agriculture Tracking and Improvement Bill

Maryland Senate 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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Delegate Jacobs Introduces Bipartisan Resolution on Conowingo Dam

Delegate Jacobs Introduces Bipartisan Resolution on Conowingo Dam

Legislation would hold Exelon financially responsible for reducing pollution (Annapolis, Md.) – Maryland Delegate Jay Jacobs (R-36) joined forces with ...
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Waterkeeper Groups Sue EPA on Tap Water Safety

Waterkeeper Groups Sue EPA on Tap Water Safety

Regulator has missed Safe Drinking Water Act deadlines for toxic and carcinogenic contaminants Waterkeeper Alliance, Waterkeepers Chesapeake, and California Coastkeeper ...
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