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.

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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Waterkeepers Celebrate Passage of a Statewide Ban on Fracking in Maryland

Waterkeepers Celebrate Passage of a Statewide Ban on Fracking in Maryland

Historic Bill Will Protect Our Clean Water Resources Annapolis, MD – Today the Maryland Senate passed a statewide fracking ban ...
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Statement on Governor Hogan’s Announcement of Support for a Ban on Fracking

Statement on Governor Hogan’s Announcement of Support for a Ban on Fracking

In a surprising announcement late Friday afternoon, Governor Larry Hogan announced his full support of a statewide ban on fracking ...
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Waterkeepers Chesapeake Statement on Confirmation of Scott Pruitt

Waterkeepers Chesapeake Statement on Confirmation of Scott Pruitt

MEDIA STATEMENT ‘EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Will be Watched Carefully’ Nomination mobilized extraordinary citizen effort against confirmation Waterkeepers Chesapeake, a ...
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2017 Legislative Priorities in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia

2017 Legislative Priorities in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia

(Updated March 10, 2017) Waterkeepers® Chesapeake and our 19 independent RIVERKEEPER®, SHOREKEEPER®, COASTKEEPER® organizations follow legislation at the local, state ...
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