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Md. Inaction Can’t Spur Dam Relicensing, DC Circ. Told – Law360.com

Md. Inaction Can’t Spur Dam Relicensing, DC Circ. Told, Law360.com, May 26, 2022, by Keith Goldberg The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission can’t relicense an Exelon Corp. hydroelectric dam based on Maryland’s waiver of its authority to issue a water quality certificate for the project, environmentalists told the D.C. Circuit on Monday. FERC has defended its issuance of a new 50-year license to the 570-megawatt Conowingo ...
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Opinion: Exelon’s Claims About Conowingo Dam Don’t Add Up

Opinion: Exelon’s Claims About Conowingo Dam Don’t Add Up

Opinion: Exelon’s Claims About Conowingo Dam Don’t Add Up , Maryland Matters, Jeff Horstman, June 28, 2021 The letter from an Exelon employee (“Conowingo Dam License Will Benefit the Bay” Maryland Matters, June 18, 2021) is full of inaccuracies, and claiming that the dam is a “best management practice” is completely ridiculous. While the dam may have slowed the flow of some sediment and trash ...
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Environmentalists take their fight against Conowingo Dam license to federal court

Environmentalists take their fight against Conowingo Dam license to federal court

Environmentalists take their fight against Conowingo Dam license to federal court, The Baltimore Sun, Christine Condon, June 21, 2021 The groups, including Waterkeepers Chesapeake and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, filed a petition urging the appeals court for the D.C. District to reverse the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s decision this spring to grant Exelon a new 50-year license to operate the hydroelectric dam. They argue the new ...
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Opinion: Legislature Must Act to Save the Bay in Light of Conowingo Dam Decision

Opinion: Legislature Must Act to Save the Bay in Light of Conowingo Dam Decision, Maryland Matters, Morgan A. Johnson, June 10, 2021 Recently, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted a 50-year license to Exelon Corp. for Maryland’s Conowingo Dam with no additional protections. At first glance this action may seem benign. FERC grants licenses to power companies, like Exelon, all the time. But this particular license ...
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Citing nutrient pollution, environmental groups appeal new 50-year license for Conowingo Dam

Citing nutrient pollution, environmental groups appeal new 50-year license for Conowingo Dam

Conowingo Dam, May 2019. Photo credit: John Pavoncello Citing nutrient pollution, environmental groups appeal new 50-year license for Conowingo Dam, The Baltimore Sun, Christine Condon, April 22nd, 2021 “The license issued is for 50 years. And there is nothing in that license that’s going to address the nutrient sediment reductions needed,” said Betsy Nicholas, executive director of Waterkeepers Chesapeake, one of the groups challenging the ...
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