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Latest Press Releases

Environmental Groups Sue Dominion Subsidiary over Stony River Fishery Concerns

Hot water discharge at Mount Storm Power Station harms downstream fishery. Media Contacts: Ricky Junquera, ricky.junquera@sierraclub.org Fritz Schneider, fritz@prknetwork.org West Virginia – Yesterday afternoon, the Sierra Club and Potomac Riverkeeper Network, in accordance with the Clean Water Act, filed suit against VEPCO, a subsidiary of Dominion for violating and continuing to violate “an effluent standard or limitation” and […]

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CRISIS IN THE SHENANDOAH – HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS PUT RIVER AT RISK

River Users, Pets and Wildlife at Risk Washington, D.C. – August 9 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network and Shenandoah Riverkeeper called on the Department of Environmental Quality and Virginia Department of Health to expand water testing in the Shenandoah River and to develop enforceable standards for deadly cyanotoxins found in blue-green algae in the river, in […]

Alexandria Mayoral Race Statement

For Immediate Release May 8, 2021 POTOMAC RIVERKEEPER NETWORK STATEMENT ON ALEXANDRIA MAYORAL RACE Washington, D.C. – May 8  – Potomac Riverkeeper Network learned today that Allison Silberberg’s campaign to be the next Mayor of Alexandria recently distributed a flyer that included an apparent endorsement by Dean Naujoks, the Potomac Riverkeeper and a member of […]

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A Big Win for Clean Water in the Upper Potomac

Upper Potomac Riverkeeper Brent Walls’s campaign to clean up toxic “black liquor” emanating from Luke, MD, Verso papermill is now one in the “win” column for him — and for the river. Through some innovative sleuthing with his drone and plain old fashioned persistence, and thanks to top flight legal representation by our friends at […]

Environmental Justice Legal Fellowship Launched by Potomac Riverkeeper Network and Howard University

Washington, D.C. – March 8  – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) and Howard University Law School’s Environmental Justice Center are launching the PRKN Environmental Justice Legal Fellowship, thanks to a generous donation initiated by Dan Murrin, PRKN president Nancy Stoner announced today.  “We thank Dan for his support in making this possible,” she said. “We are […]