Waterkeepers Chesapeake in the News

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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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Conservation groups to sue over failure to protect Pa.’s state amphibian, the hellbender

Conservation groups to sue over failure to protect Pa.’s state amphibian, the hellbender

Hellbender photo by Tierra Curry, Center for Biological Diversity Conservation groups to sue over failure to protect Pa.’s state amphibian, the hellbender, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Marcus Schneck, March 8, 2021 “Hellbenders are like the canary in the coal mine. This ancient species is now almost gone from much of Appalachian streams because they are incredibly sensitive to pollutants and the destruction of their habitats when smothered ...
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Plan outlines strategy to pay for Conowingo cleanup

Plan outlines strategy to pay for Conowingo cleanup

Plan outlines strategy to pay for Conowingo cleanup, Bay Journal, Karl Blankenship, January 25, 2021 Betsy Nicholas, executive director of Waterkeepers Chesapeake, said Maryland should withdraw its deal with Exelon, which has not been finalized, and negotiate a new one. “Those costs will fall on the backs of state taxpayers in all of the Bay partnership states unless Maryland holds Exelon accountable for their fair ...
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