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Take Action: Exelon Cannot be Trusted to Operate the Conowingo Dam!

Using the pandemic as an excuse, Exelon decided not to operate the fish lift at Conowingo Dam. Waterkeepers Chesapeake and Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper immediately alerted the press, which led Exelon to pivot and announce that they would resume lift operations by May 7. As of May 27, Exelon has shut down the fish lift once … Read more

Support Maryland’s Authority to Protect Local Waterways!

The single most powerful authority that states have under the Clean Water Act is under attack by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Section 401 of the Clean Water Act gives states the authority to issue water quality certifications for federally licensed projects like pipelines and dams. The EPA has proposed a new rule that … Read more

Don’t Let Maryland Waive its Right to Protect Local Waterways!

We ask you to send an email today to your Maryland state representatives urging them to support Conowingo Dam Emergency Legislation (SB955/HB1465). This bipartisan bill would prevent Maryland from waiving a Water Quality Certification for the Conowingo Dam 50-year federal license. The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) waived its right to require the Water … Read more