Waterkeepers Chesapeake in the News

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LTE: Conowingo Dam Needs Better Fish Ladder

LTE: Conowingo Dam Needs Better Fish Ladder

According to its mission statement, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service exists to “conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.” I am grateful to this federal agency for pushing Exelon Corporation to make significant improvements to the Conowingo Dam to facilitate fish-passage. (“Conowingo Dam fish-lift overhaul urged to restore Susquehanna’s shad, eels,” Aug ...
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Accountability from All Industries — No Exceptions or Exemptions

Accountability from All Industries — No Exceptions or Exemptions

Environmental advocates have been working to update Maryland’s 45-year old Public Information Act through state legislation (“Senate OKs rewrite of public information law,” March 24). There is certainly plenty of room for improvement — Maryland received an “F” in government transparency from the State Integrity Project. The new legislation creates better oversight, tightens timelines to respond to public information requests and requires proper justification for ...
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