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Trump Administration Clean Water Rule Repeal Threatens Water Quality

For Immediate Release: June 28, 2017 Contact: Nathan Ackerman 202 669 2323 Trump Administration Clean Water Rule Repeal Threatens Water Quality           Pipeline Projects Will Face Fewer Obstacles Washington, DC (June 28, 2017) By starting the process of repealing the Clean Water Rule yesterday, the Trump Administration put the sources of drinking water for more than […]


EPA Fails to Protect the Shenandoah River

Local groups challenge EPA’s approval of Virginia’s decision to not list the Shenandoah as ‘impaired,’ despite excessive algae blooms and nutrient pollution Front Royal, VA — Today, four local citizen groups filed a lawsuit filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the agency’s repeated failure to address the Shenandoah River’s increasing problem with […]


Potomac Riverkeeper Network Partners with the National Park Service to Celebrate Area Rivers

RiverPalooza’s Summer Paddle Events for Clean Water Kick Off June 3rd WASHINGTON, DC May 19, 2017 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network, in partnership with the National Park Service, is organizing RiverPalooza, a summer series of paddle events along the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers. The trips last from a few hours to a few days and are […]


Potomac Riverkeeper Statement on Passage of Alexandria Sewage Bill

Alexandria Required to Stop Dumping Sewage in Potomac River by 2025. “By signing into law a bill requiring the city of Alexandria to make long overdue repairs to its outdated sewer infrastructure by 2025, Governor McAuliffe has set a firm but reasonable deadline for ending Alexandria’s 200 year history of dumping raw sewage into our […]


TransCanada Submits Application to Run Fracked Gas Pipeline Under Potomac

Columbia Gas Transmission, a subsidiary of TransCanada, submitted an application to the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC) to construct an 8-inch natural gas distribution line through the western part of Washington County. The TransCanada pipeline will bring fracked gas from Pennsylvania, under the Potomac River, to be the supply line of the proposed Mountaineer Gas […]