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Virginia Governor’s Pick for Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources Condemned by Potomac Riverkeeper Network

Andrew Wheeler Gutted Environmental Protections as Trump’s EPA Head Washington, D.C. – January 6 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) condemns Gov-elect Glenn Youngkin’s nomination of former EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler for Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources, who during his tenure at EPA under former President Trump, was responsible for significantly rolling back protections for … Read More

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Epa Violations Found in Charles County, Maryland During Prkn Compliance Sweep

A recent compliance sweep by Potomac Riverkeeper Network has resulted in the discovery of potential Clean Water Act violations in Charles County by two local businesses and a county wastewater treatment plant. Click below to view detailed facility reports. EPA ECHO Database Reports These links are to a website maintained by the Environmental Protection Agency … Read More

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ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS SUE DOMINION SUBSIDIARY OVER STONY RIVER FISHERY CONCERNS

Hot water discharge at Mount Storm Power Station harms downstream fishery. Media Contacts: Ricky Junquera, ricky.junquera@sierraclub.orgFritz Schneider, fritz@prknetwork.org West Virginia – Yesterday afternoon, the Sierra Club and Potomac Riverkeeper Network, in accordance with the Clean Water Act, filed suit against VEPCO, a subsidiary of Dominion for violating and continuing to violate “an effluent standard or limitation” and continuing to … Read More

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Crisis in the Shenandoah – Harmful Algal Blooms Put River at Risk

River Users, Pets and Wildlife at Risk Washington, D.C. – August 9 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network and Shenandoah Riverkeeper called on the Department of Environmental Quality and Virginia Department of Health to expand water testing in the Shenandoah River and to develop enforceable standards for deadly cyanotoxins found in blue-green algae in the river, in … Read More

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Alexandria Mayoral Race Statement

For Immediate Release May 8, 2021 POTOMAC RIVERKEEPER NETWORK STATEMENT ON ALEXANDRIA MAYORAL RACE Washington, D.C. – May 8  – Potomac Riverkeeper Network learned today that Allison Silberberg’s campaign to be the next Mayor of Alexandria recently distributed a flyer that included an apparent endorsement by Dean Naujoks, the Potomac Riverkeeper and a member of … Read More

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A Big Win for Clean Water in the Upper Potomac

Upper Potomac Riverkeeper Brent Walls’s campaign to clean up toxic “black liquor” emanating from Luke, MD, Verso papermill is now one in the “win” column for him — and for the river. Through some innovative sleuthing with his drone and plain old fashioned persistence, and thanks to top flight legal representation by our friends at … Read More

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Environmental Justice Legal Fellowship Launched by Potomac Riverkeeper Network and Howard University

Washington, D.C. – March 8  – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) and Howard University Law School’s Environmental Justice Center are launching the PRKN Environmental Justice Legal Fellowship, thanks to a generous donation initiated by Dan Murrin, PRKN president Nancy Stoner announced today.  “We thank Dan for his support in making this possible,” she said. “We are … Read More

Nancy Stoner, PRKN President

PRKN applauds Waterkeeper Alliance for adopting a strong commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Statement of Potomac Riverkeeper Network about adoption of new quality standard for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion by Waterkeeper Alliance Potomac Riverkeeper Network applauds the Waterkeeper Alliance for adopting a strong commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in the Quality Standards governing the activities of the more than 350 Waterkeeper Alliance organizations around the … Read More

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Murrin Internship Partnership Launched by PRKN and Shenandoah University

Thanks to Generous Gift From Dan Murrin, Shenandoah University Intern Will Enhance Access to the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers  Washington, D.C. – January 22  – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) is launching the PRKN Murrin Shenandoah Internship for communication and outreach, to be filled by a student at Shenandoah University, thanks to a generous gift from … Read More

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1st Annual Swimmable Potomac Report Issued by PRKN

POTOMAC RIVERKEEPER NETWORK ISSUES SWIMMABLE POTOMAC REPORT Identifies Where and When The Potomac is Safe For Human Contact Washington, D.C. – July 23 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) today released its first annual Water Quality Monitoring Report for the Potomac River, which analyzes the data and results of water sampling at 10 sites along the Potomac … Read More