Waterkeepers Chesapeake in the News

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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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WKC Sept 2016 Enews: Challenges of Keeping Our Water Clean

WKC Sept 2016 Enews: Challenges of Keeping Our Water Clean

Dominion Energy’s Coal Ash Pond Pollution In Virginia, both the James and Potomac Rivers are being severely impacted by coal ash pollution. Earlier this summer, the James River Association (JRA) objected to Dominion Energy’s draft permit to dewater coal ash ponds at Dominion’s Chesterfield Power Station on the Lower James River. Lower James Riverkeeper Jamie Brunkow points out in public comments that the permit fails ...
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Do You Know Where Your Fruit’s Been?

Do You Know Where Your Fruit’s Been?

By Betsy Nicholas, July 22, 2016, The Baltimore Sun A plump, juicy peach; an ear of crisp sweet corn; a ruby red tomato just picked from the vine — summer produce abounds on Maryland dining room tables this time of year. Fresh fruits and vegetables are important parts of our diets and an important part of our Maryland heritage. But do you know where your ...
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The dreaded antibiotic-resistant 'superbug' has arrived. Now what?

The dreaded antibiotic-resistant ‘superbug’ has arrived. Now what?

By Dr. Sara Via and Betsy Nicholas, July 13, 2016, The Frederick News Post The recent discovery in an American patient of a “superbug” resistant to colistin, an antibiotic of last resort, is currently rocking the medical profession. This resistance gene has now been found in several U.S. communities just a few weeks after its discovery at the end of May at Walter Reed Army ...
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