Press Statements

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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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Environmental Groups Appeal Maryland's Clean Water Certification for Conowingo Dam

Environmental Groups Appeal Maryland’s Clean Water Certification for Conowingo Dam

Appeal says certification fails to recognize potential harm to the Chesapeake Bay from sediment stored behind the dam (Baltimore, Md.) ...
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Waterkeepers Denounce Maryland’s Decision Waiving Permit for Drilling Under the Potomac

Waterkeepers Denounce Maryland’s Decision Waiving Permit for Drilling Under the Potomac

Needs to Consider Risk of Spill to Drinking Water for Six Million In comments filed, Waterkeepers Chesapeake joined several groups ...
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Waterkeepers Reject the Federal Approval of Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines

Waterkeepers Reject the Federal Approval of Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Rubberstamps Pipelines, Ignoring Strong Evidence of Significant Harm & Lack of Need Waterkeepers Chesapeake, a ...
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Offshore Drilling Plan Threatens Atlantic Coast, Ignores Overwhelming Opposition

Offshore Drilling Plan Threatens Atlantic Coast, Ignores Overwhelming Opposition

On August 16, 2017, on behalf of Waterkeepers Chesapeake, Assateague Coastkeeper, Waterkeeper Alliance and more than 70 organizations, representing thousands ...
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Major Environmental Groups Urge MDE to Investigate Full Risks of Pipeline

Major Environmental Groups Urge MDE to Investigate Full Risks of Pipeline

Alarmed with the Potential Detriment to the Environment, Coalition Calls for Assessment, Rejection of TransCanada’s Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project Baltimore, ...
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