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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

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Legislation to Study Safe Public Swimming Sites in the Potomac River Applauded by PRKN

Thanks to Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton for her Leadership in Requesting Study to Identify Locations for Public Beaches Washington, D.C. – December 22 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) commended Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D – DC) for sponsoring and the U.S. Congress for passing legislation to identify public swimming beach locations in the Potomac River … Read More

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New Leadership Team Announced by Potomac Riverkeeper Network

New Arrivals to Guide Programs and Litigation Washington, DC – November 22 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) has added two fantastic environmental leaders in Programs and Litigation to further its mission of protecting and defending the Potomac and Shenandoah watersheds, PRKN president Nancy Stoner announced today. Said Stoner, “We are incredibly fortunate to be able … Read More

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUE NEW PAK, INC. FOR DISCHARGES OF SEDIMENT-LADEN STORMWATER IN WEST Va

Investigations Show Company’s Inadequate Sediment Control During Poultry House Construction Violates Clean Water Act, Pollutes Trout Habitat Waters Washington, DC – October 13 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) today gave formal notice to New Pak, Inc., (“New Pak”) that it intends to sue New Pak under the Clean Water Act for persistent and illegal discharges … Read More

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUE ST. MARY’S COUNTY FOR RAW SEWAGE DISCHARGES POLLUTING OYSTER BEDS

Data Show County’s Wastewater Discharges Violate Clean Water Act, Pollute Oyster Beds, and Harm Watermen and the General Public Washington, DC – October 4 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) today gave formal notice to St. Mary’s County, Maryland that it intends to sue the County Metropolitan Commission (“MetCom”) under the Clean Water Act for persistent … Read More

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POTOMAC  RIVERKEEPER APPLAUDS STUDY TO IDENTIFY SAFE PUBLIC SWIMMING SITES IN THE POTOMAC RIVER

Thanks to Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton for her Leadership in Requesting Study to Identify Locations for Public Beaches Washington, D.C. – May 18 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) commended  Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) for introducing legislation that would fund a feasibility study to identify public swimming beach locations in the Potomac River in the … Read More

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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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Potomac Riverkeeper Calls on Army Corps of Engineers to Halt Illegal Discharges Into Potomac Tributary

Environmental Protection Agency Continuing Investigation Washington, DC – April 25 – Illegal and unpermitted discharges from the Washington Aqueduct into Little Falls Branch, discovered in early January by Dean Naujoks, Potomac Riverkeeper, and which resulted in a criminal complaint filed with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), recurred in March and again on Friday, April 22, … Read More

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Passage of Legislation Restricting Sale of Toxic Chemicals in Maryland Applauded by Potomac Riverkeeper Network

Legacy Toxins in Carpets, Food Packaging, Firefighting Foam Prohibited Washington, DC – April 21 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) applauds Maryland’s General Assembly for passing the “George “Walter” Taylor Act which prohibits the sale of certain products containing PFAS which Gov. Larry Hogan signed today, PRKN President Nancy Stoner announced today. Said Stoner, PFAS chemicals … Read More

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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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