polluted runoff

Press Release: Groups Petition EPA to Protect Rivers, Coastal Areas from Polluted Runoff

Regional Petitions Seek to Close Loophole that Exempts Existing Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Facilities from Controlling Polluted Runoff

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.

Shenandoah Riverkeeper Needs Your Help to Get Rid of Algae

We are still interested in algae complaint letters from all river users and landowners along the Shenandoah North Fork, South Fork and Main Stem.  The algaes don't seem to be going away and I need your help doing something about it.

Press Release: Potomac Riverkeeper Challenges EPA on Inadequate Clean Water Permit

Potomac Riverkeeper is part of a group of clean water advocates that filed an appeal to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Appeals Board on Friday November 11, seeking to have them revise a permit that fails to meet the District’s own legal requirements for clean water. The permit fails to ensure Washington D.C. rivers will meet water quality goals
Early last month EPA’s Region 3 office issued a long-overdue and flawed permit aimed at regulating pollution discharges from storm sewers in the nation’s capital.

One year later: Improved Protections at HOT Lanes Site Mean Less Pollution in Accotink Creek

Kris Unger at the 495 HOT Lanes SiteOne year after a judge ordered highway engineering firm Fluor-Lane LLC to correct pollution problems at its 495 HOT Lanes construction site in Annandale,

Trump's Stumps: Clear-cut along hundred's of yards of Potomac shoreline highlights need for buffers

Now with the season finale of the Apprentice over and confirmation that Mr. Trump will not be running for President we hope that he will have more time to devote to replanting the the trees that his Trump National Golf course clear-cut last summer along the shore of the Potomac above Seneca Breaks and the Fairfax County water intake. Loudoun County does not have rules protecting the river shoreline from this type of destruction by landowners. Potomac Riverkeeper is collaborating with several river groups to push the county to pass stronger protections.

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