Waterkeepers Chesapeake in the News

Enjoy these recent news articles, videos and other media mentions about our work.


Exelon Made a Bad Choice

Exelon Made a Bad Choice

Exelon’s challenge of the 401 Water Quality Certification is unfortunate, but not unexpected. From the start of the dam relicensing process back in 2012, Exelon has demonstrated that they would rather pay lawyers to fight to avoid responsibility, rather than investing in protect the nation’s largest estuary — the Chesapeake Bay. Throughout this process, the State of Maryland, and other federal parties, have had to ...
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Waterkeepers Chesapeake Fall 2017 ENews

Waterkeepers Chesapeake Fall 2017 ENews

Volunteer with Your Waterkeeper! It’s September which means it’s time for river and coastal cleanups with our Waterkeepers! Several of them are participating in the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. Volunteer for one of these cleanups and follow along at #CoastalCleanup and #WKCCleanups! Saturday, Sept. 9th, 2:30pm – 4:00pm: Clean up at Urieville Lake with Chester Riverkeeper and Sassafras Riverkeeper Saturday, Sept. 16th, 9am – 5pm, Codorus Creek ...
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Waterkeepers Chesapeake: On Scott Pruitt for EPA in the Baltimore Sun

Trump’s pick for EPA vows to support Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort President-elect Donald Trump‘s nominee to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a frequent critic of environmental regulations, appeared to offer support Wednesday for a federally directed Chesapeake Bay cleanup program he once sued to stop. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, who has repeatedly sued the agency he is now poised to oversee, told a Senate panel he would use ...
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Waterkeepers Chesapeake: Maryland Spends $1M a Year to Transport Poultry Manure to the Benefit of the Bay - and Poultry Companies

Waterkeepers Chesapeake: Maryland Spends $1M a Year to Transport Poultry Manure to the Benefit of the Bay – and Poultry Companies

Maryland spends $1M a year to transport chicken litter, to the benefit of the Chesapeake — and poultry companies In one end of the long green warehouse come heaps of powdery, malodorous chicken manure. Out the other goes garden-ready fertilizer sold to golf courses or companies like Scotts, which bag it and markets it as Miracle Gro Organic Choice and other products. Supporters say the Perdue AgriRecycle ...
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WKC Dec 2016 Enews: Busy Fall for Clean Water

WKC Dec 2016 Enews: Busy Fall for Clean Water

Special message from Betsy Nicholas, Executive Director The President-elect is beginning to fill out cabinet and executive agency positions, giving us a preview of what kind of administration is coming to Washington, DC in January. Based on that preview, we are extremely concerned about our water resources. Waterkeepers, along with our staff and volunteers,work tirelessly toward the goal of cleaning up the environment and restoring ...
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