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.

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Waterkeepers Chesapeake Decries Another Crude Oil Train Explosion

Disaster on the Kanahwa River in West Virginia is another example of a rail system not able to handle highly volatile ...
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Farm Bureau Claim on Manure Doesn’t Pass Smell Test

Farm Bureau Claim on Manure Doesn’t Pass Smell Test

Agriculture sector only halfway toward 2017 goal for phosphorus pollution (Annapolis, MD) – Claims by the farm lobby that Maryland’s ...
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Waterkeepers Chesapeake Joins 60 Organizations to Call for Maryland Fracking Moratorium

Waterkeepers Chesapeake Joins 60 Organizations to Call for Maryland Fracking Moratorium

Citing Growing Science, a Broad Coalition of 61 Health, Environment, Faith and Advocacy Groups Unite to Call on the State ...
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Waterkeepers Chesapeake Disappointed in EPA Regulations for the Disposal of Coal Ash

Waterkeepers Chesapeake Disappointed in EPA Regulations for the Disposal of Coal Ash

River at Risk map (James River) Rule will not adequately protect water or communities. Fails to follow science and properly ...
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With Publication of New Phosphorus Rules, Groups Call on Maryland General Assembly to Act

With Publication of New Phosphorus Rules, Groups Call on Maryland General Assembly to Act

Latest Version of Rules to Reduce Pollution by Better Controlling Manure Provide Several Exemptions for Farmers and a Six-Year Phase ...
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Deep Disappointment in Governor O’Malley’s Decision to Allow Fracking in Maryland

Deep Disappointment in Governor O’Malley’s Decision to Allow Fracking in Maryland

Governor O’Malley finally answered the question of if or when to allow fracking in Maryland with his release yesterday of ...
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With Economic Study of Phosphorous Rule, Advocates Say No More Delay

With Economic Study of Phosphorous Rule, Advocates Say No More Delay

Advocates Say New Rule to Limit Manure Represents Biggest Opportunity for Clean Water in 30 Years (Annapolis, MD) – A ...
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Waterkeepers Chesapeake Denounces Federal Ruling  On Cove Point Gas Export Facility

Waterkeepers Chesapeake Denounces Federal Ruling On Cove Point Gas Export Facility

Federal regulator approves massive $3.8 billion construction of liquefied natural gas export facility on the Chesapeake Bay without considering all environmental ...
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Clean Water Advocates Petition for Better Controls on Virginia Factory Farm Pollution

Clean Water Advocates Petition for Better Controls on Virginia Factory Farm Pollution

Virginia has more than 100 large chicken and hog factory farm operations, but not one has a required federal Clean ...
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New Bay Agreement Not Strong Enough to Clean the Bay

New Bay Agreement Not Strong Enough to Clean the Bay

Waterkeepers Chesapeake, a coalition of 19 independent local organizations, expressed serious concerns today that the new Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement ...
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