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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 12:15pm
 
METRO AREA WATER SUPPLIER SUED FOR CLEAN WATER ACT VIOLATIONS THAT ARE CAUSING SIGNIFICANT POLLUTION TO THE POTOMAC RIVER AND THE CHESAPEAKE BAY
 
More than 30 Million Pounds of Sediments and Aluminum Dumped in 4 Years: PotomacRiverkeeper and Chesapeake Bay Foundation File Complaint in Federal Court against WashingtonSuburban Sanitary Commission for Illegal Discharges and other Violations of the Clean Water Act
 
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 4:36pm
Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Sends Stormwater Permit Back to Maryland Department of Environment
Decision states that the permit lacks clarity, doesn’t fulfill clean water requirements
                                               
Washington, D.C.///November 21, 2013/// — Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Ronald B. Rubin ruled on Wednesday that a permit issued by the Maryland Department...
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 4:10pm
Earlier this month, Potomac Riverkeeper was honored as the recipient of 501cTECH’s 2013 Technology Impact Award in recognition of our recently launched Water Reporter app for the iPhone. The Water Reporter is an easy-to-use app that people can use to report basic information on water pollution or water activity. For instance, have you ever been out on the water and seen pollution and wanted to report it to someone? Or did you find a great swimming hole or fishing spot and wanted to let your friends know? Well now there’s an app for that!
 
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 3:39pm
MAJOR POTOMAC RIVER AND CHESAPEAKE BAY POLLUTION:  WATER FILTRATION PLANT FOR MONTGOMERY AND PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTIES FACES POSSIBLE LAWSUIT FOR CLEAN WATER ACT VIOLATIONS  
 
More than 28 Million Pounds of Sediments and Aluminum Dumped in Less Than 4 Years:  Potomac Riverkeeper and Chesapeake Bay Foundation Announce Notice of Intent to Sue Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission for Illegal Discharges 
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.///November 13, 2013///The Washington Suburban Sanitary...
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 8:20pm

When Virginia’s state constitution was rewritten following the Civil Rights Movement, the Commission on Constitutional Revision purged racially inequitable provisions from the 1902 state constitution. They also added provisions to reflect a growing understanding that care for the environment is a critical function of state government. The new constitution, which voters approved in 1971, enshrined the concept known as “the public trust doctrine.”...

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 12:00am

Report Highlights Need to Protect George Washington National Forest

Alexandria, V.A.— As the U.S. Forest Service prepares to announce whether or not to open up the George Washington National Forest to the dirty drilling practice known as fracking, a new report from Environment Virginia Research and Policy Center calculates the toll of this dirty drilling on our environment across the country.

The report, Fracking by the Numbers, is the...

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 8:22am
Boyce, VA, September 26, 2013 – Yesterday Shenandoah Riverkeeper Jeff Kelble filed to appeal Virginia’s sewage sludge regulations in Richmond Circuit Court, 13th Judicial Court of Virginia.  The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) regulations became final on September 1, 2013 and govern the application, staging and storage of sewage sludge.  Sewage sludge is a by-product of treating industrial and municipal sewage and...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 1:39pm
Boyce, VA, September 18, 2013 - Shenandoah Riverkeeper is pleased that U.S. District Court Judge Sylvia Rambo stood firm to special interests and upheld federal and state pollution limits designed to improve water quality by more closely regulating wastewater treatment, construction along waterways and agricultural runoff. 
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 2:59pm

120+ groups from across Maryland and the region urge Governor O’Malley to intervene; as first step, he must demand a federal “Environmental Impact Statement”

$3.8 billion industrial project would trigger the state’s biggest single source of global warming pollution, endanger local communities and the Chesapeake Bay, and ignite a new wave of fracking and pipelines

BALTIMORE—An unprecedented coalition of concerned citizens—from business leaders to watermen to...

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 6:32pm

Marylanders Against Fracking and Delegate Shane Robinson Warn of Fracking’s Negative Impacts

Baltimore, MD—State and national groups concerned by Governor O’Malley’s imminent plans to begin drafting fracking regulations launched the Marylanders Against Fracking coalition today to call on the governor to cease any further work to allow fracking in the state. Representatives from Food & Water Watch, Potomac Riverkeeper, Patuxtent Riverkeeper, Montgomery County Young Democrats, Progressive Democrats of America - MD...

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