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Maryland Department of the Environment Says It Needs More Staff to Do What the Law Requires

Maryland Department of the Environment Says It Needs More Staff to Do What the Law Requires

Maryland Department of the Environment Says It Needs More Staff to Do What the Law Requires “We need an agency that’s focused on holding polluters accountable. And right now because they’re not inspecting and enforcing is allowing these violations not only to go on for a long time but to continue to get worse,” said Betsy Nicholas, executive director of Waterkeepers Chesapeake, an environmental nonprofit ...
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Advocates seek Hogan administration to do more to clean up Chesapeake Bay

Advocates seek Hogan administration to do more to clean up Chesapeake Bay

https://www.wbaltv.com/article/advocates-call-on-governor-to-do-more-to-clean-up-chesapeake-bay/41695538# “Unfortunately, our water-quality monitoring data in Baltimore … has been showing us that we’re really seeing a decline in overall water health as we move forward, and so not only are we not going to meet that deadline, we need to double down on our clean water efforts if we have a chance turning this thing around,” said Blue Water Baltimore’s harbor waterkeeper, Alice ...
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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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