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Press Release: Clean Water Victory Opens Courtroom Doors in Maryland after Four-Year Battle Citizens demand full enforcement of Clean Water Act

ANNAPOLIS, MD - The Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruled earlier this week that a coalition of local and national river advocacy groups have standing to challenge a major stormwater pollution permit in court.

At issue is a state-issued pollution discharge permit for Montgomery County’s 499-square mile stormwater system. Clean water groups contend the permit allows ongoing harm to water quality and human health due to excessive discharges of pollutants and trash into the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers watersheds.

The Clean Water Act

To kick off the 40th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act, Potomac Riverkeeper Ed Merrifield talks about the importance of and the recent threats to the historic act.

Smart People Making Dumb Decisions: Virginia Plans to Cut Funding and Withdraw from ICPRB

Under Virginia Governor McDonnell’s proposed 2012-2013 budget, funding would be stripped for the state’s annual membership dues to the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB).

Pure Potomac River Round-Up: Happy Labor Day! Celebrate and protect our river!

Cheers to Labor DayMany of us are sticking around the DC area this weekend, some cleaning up from Irene, others of us frantically trying to figure out exactly where to shop for a heavy-duty-poly-portfolioed-non-brad-double-horizontal-pocketed folder, and some just enjoying the decreased traffic flow for a few more days unti

Congressman Jim Moran Praises Vicki Blazer at Potomac River Gala

Yesterday, we held our 9th Annual Potomac River Gala on the banks of the river. House of Sweden was the perfect setting for Potomac Riverkeeper members to celebrate the river and to recognize recent accomplishments. Dr. Vicki Blazer was the recipient of our Protector of the Potomac award. Congressman Jim Moran was on hand to present the award. Rep. Moran praised Vicki’s unyielding determination to find answers to the intersex fish problem in our rivers.

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