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Latest Press Releases

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.


Statement on Dominion’s Coal Ash Report

Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) notes, as it predicted, that recycling and landfill disposal are the best solution to the legacy problem of coal ash stored at Dominion Energy’s Possum Point plant in Dumfries, VA.  The release of Dominion Energy’s report on coal ash recycling confirms that recycling and landfill disposal is the best solution for the […]


Gala Recap!

Our fourth annual Gala was a smashing success!  Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., President of Waterkeeper Alliance and leading environmental advocate was our keynote speaker who delivered a dynamic speech, applauding our work and exhorting the attendees to stay dedicated to the cause we all support – swimmable, fishable, and drinkable water across the country and […]