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.

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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Governor Hogan Joins In Unanimous Vote Against Permit for “Potomac Pipeline”

Governor Hogan Joins In Unanimous Vote Against Permit for “Potomac Pipeline”

Vote Could Stop Controversial Fracked Gas Pipeline Under the Potomac River In a surprising move, Governor Hogan joined other Maryland ...
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Debris from Conowingo Dam Release Signals Greater Threat from Sediment Pollution

Debris from Conowingo Dam Release Signals Greater Threat from Sediment Pollution

Environmental Organizations point to dam release as reason to hold Exelon Corporation accountable during dam relicensing (Baltimore, Md.) – Boaters, commercial ...
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