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Latest Press Releases

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 “By signing into law a bill requiring the city of Alexandria to make long overdue repairs to its outdated sewer infrastructure by 2025, Governor McAuliffe has set a firm but reasonable deadline for ending Alexandria’s 200 year history of dumping raw sewage into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


Waterkeepers Applaud Passage of a Statewide Ban on Fracking in Maryland

Historic Bill Will Protect Our Clean Water Resources Annapolis, MD- Today the Maryland Senate passed a statewide fracking ban bill, HB 1325, by a vote of 36 to 10. Maryland would be the third state to ban fracking, but the first state with gas reserves to pass a ban through the legislature. The passage of […]


PRKN Applauds Governor McAuliffe’s Proposed Moratorium on Coal Ash Solid Waste Permits

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, Governor McAuliffe announced that he is restoring the common sense measures to Virginia Senate Bill 1398 (SB 1398) that require Dominion Power to fully assess risks to water quality and the environment posed by coal ash pollution. His proposed amendments re-instate a requirement for Dominion to complete an assessment of […]


Press Release: 80% of Virginia Voters Polled Support Stronger Coal Ash Protections at Possum Point

Prince William County Voters to Dominion Power: Recycle/Move to Safe, Lined Landfills Washington, D.C. (February 7, 2017) A recent poll conducted by the Cromer Group revealed overwhelming support for alternatives to Dominion Power’s plan to permanently dispose of 4 million tons of harmful coal ash at its Possum Point power plant near Quantico, Virginia. The […]