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Latest Press Releases

We’re Launching the Sea Dog to Help Us Monitor the Quality of the River!

Washington, D.C. – March 19– Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) today launched the Sea Dog, a 42 foot Chesapeake Deadrise, which will enhance PRKN’s capability to protect and defend the Potomac River and be used to patrol, to do water quality monitoring, and to be a floating classroom for environmental education. Nancy Stoner, PRKN president said, […]


PRKN Files Notice of Intent to Sue Specialty Granules, Inc.

PRKN has filed a Notice of Intent to sue for the ongoing unlawful discharge of suspended solids from the sediment pond at Specialty Granules LLC’s Charmian facility, located at 1455 Old Waynesboro Road, Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214. Upper Potomac Riverkeeper Brent Walls said, “My investigations have demonstrated continuing and unauthorized discharges which discolor Miney […]


Statement on Pending Virginia Coal Ash Legislation

Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) and Potomac Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks today applauded the agreement which resulted in pending legislation to resolve the Commonwealth’s longstanding coal ash pollution problem. The bill, SB 1533, requires that all legacy coal ash in the Commonwealth be recycled or safely landfilled within 15 years, rather than left in the current dangerous […]

Brent Walls

Public Hearing to Consider Impact of Specialty Granules, Inc.’s Application for Permit to Mine Pine Hill

Upper Potomac Riverkeeper Brent Walls will be joined by members of Friends of Tom’s Creek (FOTC) and other local residents for the second public hearing on the expansion of operations for Specialty Granules, Inc (SGI). The public hearing will be on January 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fire and EMS Hall in Fairfield, PA. […]


Maryland Board of Public Works Denies Potomac Pipeline Easement Across State Property

In a stunning victory for clean water, the Maryland Board of Public Works today rejected, by unanimous vote, an application by TransCanada for an easement over state property to construct the Potomac Pipeline.  Read the press release here.