Waterkeepers Chesapeake in the News

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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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Watch Chesapeake Bay Week on Maryland Public Television!

Watch Chesapeake Bay Week on Maryland Public Television!

Have you heard of Chesapeake Bay Week with Maryland Public Television? On the week of April 18th through April 24th, Maryland Public TV will be showing several films that showcase our Chesapeake Bay watershed, including some of our Waterkeepers. We’re excited to be a sponsor this year. Keep an eye out for the Waterkeepers Chesapeake ad spot during that week, and check out the full ...
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Mapping environmental justice just a few clicks away

Mapping environmental justice just a few clicks away

Mapping environmental justice just a few clicks away, Bay Journal, Jeremy Cox, April 14th, 2021 Morgan Johnson, a staff attorney for Waterkeepers Chesapeake, has incorporated the website into her work exposing environmental injustices. She cautioned that the site isn’t the “end-all, be-all” of an environmental justice analysis. But it helps “bring into color” issues that are difficult to convey with dry statistics and prose. “It’s ...
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Reflections from COVID-19: Citizen Suits in Environmental Enforcement

Reflections from COVID-19: Citizen Suits in Environmental Enforcement

Reflections from COVID-19: Citizen Suits in Environmental Enforcement, American Bar Association, Morgan Johnson, Melanie McNett, Mara Yarbrough, and Zacary E. Wilson-Fetrow, March 29, 2021 It has been almost a year since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a temporary enforcement discretion policy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 26, 2020, which some characterized as suspending EPA’s enforcement of environmental protection laws. The ...
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Conowingo Dam license reissued after long fight over ecological impacts

Conowingo Dam license reissued after long fight over ecological impacts

Conowingo Dam license reissued after long fight over ecological impacts, Bay Journal, Timothy B. Wheeler, March 19th, 2021 “The Susquehanna River is a public resource and should not be sold off to a private company for exclusive use without ensuring that the impacts to the public have been properly mitigated, said Betsy Nicholas, executive director of Waterkeepers Chesapeake. She said her group would be considering ...
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