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Latest Press Releases

Investigation Reveals Illegal Activity At Morgantown Coal Plant on the Potomac River

Washington, D.C. – September 26 – Photographs taken during an aerial patrol by Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) identified illegal handling and storage of toxic coal ash at GenOn’s Morgantown coal-fired power plant, leading to an investigation by the  Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) that found multiple violations of the plant’s Clean Water Act discharge […]


PRKN Announces Award Winners for Service to Clean Water

Washington, D.C. – August 1 –Potomac Riverkeeper Network revealed the winners of its annual “Service to Clean Water” awards today, Nancy Stoner, President of Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN), announced today.  “These recipients work tirelessly to protect our right to clean water.  We are truly honored to recognize their contribution to PRKN and to all six […]


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 […]