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.

Environmental Groups Challenge Maryland Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Before D.C. Circuit Court

Environmental Groups Challenge Maryland Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Before D.C. Circuit Court

UPDATE (July 19, 2016): On July 15, 2016, the D.C. Circuit Court issued their decision to allow the Federal Energy ...
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Susquehanna River Named #3 in Top Ten Most Impaired Rivers in America

Susquehanna River Named #3 in Top Ten Most Impaired Rivers in America

American Rivers Report says River Further Imperiled by North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015 American Rivers recently included ...
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Victory! Atlantic Coast Protected from Offshore Drilling

Victory! Atlantic Coast Protected from Offshore Drilling

Victory! Today, the Interior Department announced as part of a new five-year drilling plan, virtually all of the Arctic and ...
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Weak MS4 permitting in Baltimore City will allow for continued illicit runoff.

Maryland Court of Appeals Decision Doesn’t Alter Facts of Case

In its opinion in three cases involving MS4 permits, the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled that the Maryland Department of ...
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Upper James Riverkeeper: Plan Court Challenge to Protect the James River from Coal Ash Pollution

Upper James Riverkeeper: Plan Court Challenge to Protect the James River from Coal Ash Pollution

On behalf of the James River Association, Southern Environmental Law Center has filed a notice with the Virginia Department of ...
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Potomac Riverkeeper: Emptied coal ash pond at Virginia Dominion Power site raises questions

Potomac Riverkeeper: Emptied coal ash pond at Virginia Dominion Power site raises questions

“In June 2015, our partner Potomac Riverkeeper Network took aerial photographs revealing the unexpected draining of coal ash wastewater from ...
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Environmentalists, Consumers and Farmers Work Together to Reform Maryland's Food System

Environmentalists, Consumers and Farmers Work Together to Reform Maryland’s Food System

Fair Farms campaign showcases sustainable farmers who “farm against the grain.” Annapolis, Md. (December 9, 2015) – A network of nonprofit ...
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Groups Urge Court to Reverse Approval of Cove Point LNG Export Facility

Groups Urge Court to Reverse Approval of Cove Point LNG Export Facility

Federal regulator approved construction of massive $3.8 billion liquefied natural gas export facility on the Chesapeake Bay without considering all ...
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Campaign Launched to Ban Fracking in Maryland

Campaign Launched to Ban Fracking in Maryland

Baltimore, MD:  Today, 72 groups, compelled by the mounting evidence of fracking’s negative effects, announced their call for a permanent, ...
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Deadly Crossings, from Waterkeeper Alliance & Forest Ethics

Deadly Crossings, from Waterkeeper Alliance & Forest Ethics

New Investigative Report Documents Nation’s Neglected Rail Infrastructure Waterkeepers from across the country identify significant areas of concern with 114 ...
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