2024 Legislative Priorities in MD & VA

Potomac Riverkeeper Network Legislative Priorities 2024

Maryland Priorities The Clean Water Justice Act SB 653/HB1101 Senator Malcolm Augustine (D-47) Prince George’s County) & Delegate Sara Love (D-16 Montgomery County) The Clean Water Justice Act would help to restore rights lost under the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Sackett v. EPA by giving Marylanders the right to enforce state clean water laws. … Read More

Clean Water Justice Act infographic

The Clean Water Justice Act

Sponsors: Del. Sara Love & Sen. Malcolm Augustine A CCE Priority Bill Why We Need the Bill The Clean Water Justice Act allows communities impacted by water pollution to enforce the law against polluters. This access to the courts to enforce the law and protect communities from pollution was at the heart of the federal … Read More

US Navy Yard Weapons Testing, Washington DC

Shooting Weapons into the Potomac: Groups Sue Navy for Failure to Get Clean Water Act Permit  

Potomac Riverkeeper Network and NRDC File Lawsuit in Federal Court in Maryland WASHINGTON, DC (June 21, 2023) – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) and NRDC (the Natural Resources Defense Council) filed a lawsuit today against the U.S. Navy in federal court in Maryland over violations of the Clean Water Act.  The U.S. Navy uses a long … Read More

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PRKN & Friends of the Cacapon River Urge Caution on Proposed Campground

Emphasize Importance of Adequate Analysis of Sewer Lines Across Cacapon River, Control of Sediment During and After Construction, and Protection of Shoreline Potomac Riverkeeper Network and Friends of the Cacapon River today issued a Position Statement concerning the proposed KOA Campground construction on Rt. 9 west of Berkeley Springs  in which they urge Scenic, LLC, … Read More

Press Release

PRKN Joins State of Maryland in Fight Over Raw Sewage Discharges Polluting Oyster Beds

St. Mary’s County’s Wastewater Discharges Violate Clean Water Act, Pollute Oyster Beds, and Harm Watermen and the General Public Washington, DC – January 5 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) has joined the State of Maryland in its lawsuit against St. Mary’s County’s Metropolitan Commission (MetCom) to request an injunction ordering MetCom to cease sewage overflows … Read More

Press Release

PRKN Sues Alexandria for Violations of Federal Environmental Law

Unlawful Discharge of Coal Tar Pollutants from Oronoco Street Outfall Contributes to Imminent and Substantial Endangerment to Human Health and Environment Washington, D.C. – May 10 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) yesterday filed a lawsuit in federal court against the City of Alexandria for its continued discharges of toxic coal tar waste into the Potomac … Read More

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