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

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Cancellation of Atlantic Coast Pipeline Hailed by Shenandoah Riverkeeper

Years of Diligent Advocacy Yields Major Victory Ending Environmentally Dangerous and Unnecessary Pipeline Washington, D.C. – July 6 – Shenandoah Riverkeeper and Potomac Riverkeeper Network enthusiastically applaud the cancellation by Dominion Energy and Duke Energy of their Atlantic Coast Pipeline project which would have impacted pristine Shenandoah River headwater streams and crossed miles of national … Read More

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Troubling Findings of Forever Chemicals in Antietam Creek Announced by Upper Potomac Riverkeeper

High Levels of PFAS Detected in Smallmouth Bass and Creek Waters Washington, D.C. – June 17– Upper Potomac Riverkeeper (UPRK) Brent Walls today announced findings of high levels of PFAS chemicals in fish and water in the Antietam Creek and surrounding region. Said Walls, “Although banned nearly 15 years ago, the presence of these chemicals, … Read More

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DEQ Taking Action on Route I-66 Alleged Violations

Potomac Riverkeeper Commends Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for Action to Bring Route I-66 Construction Site Polluter to Account Investigation by Potomac Riverkeeper Identified Illegal Sediment Runoff into Accotink Creek and Potomac River Washington, D.C. – May 18 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) applauds Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for issuing notices of violation … Read More

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Maryland Proposes to Reject Effort to Delay Pollution Reductions

Three Coal-Fired Plants Affected, Must Meet Better Standard to Protect the Public Washington, D.C. – April 2 – Potomac Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks today announced that Maryland’s Department of the Environment (MDE) has proposed to reject efforts by GenOn Energy, the operator of three coal-fired plants in the state, to delay water pollution safeguards at three coal-fired … Read More

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UPPER POTOMAC RIVERKEEPER FILES COMPLAINT AGAINST LUKE PAPERMILL

Verso, Owner of the Company Refuses to Stop Polluting Washington, D.C. – March 25 – Upper Potomac Riverkeeper (UPRK) Brent Walls today announced the filing of a federal lawsuit against Verso Corporation, the owner of the closed Luke, Maryland papermill for the ongoing pollution of the Potomac River with “black liquor,” a byproduct of paper … Read More

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POTOMAC RIVERKEEPER NETWORK DECRIES EPA’s SUSPENSION OF ENFORCEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS

Unnecessary Action Encourages Industries to Pollute Washington, D.C. – March 27 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) strongly opposes the suspension of enforcement for violations of environmental law announced by the Trump Administration’s EPA, which sends a clear message to a broad swath of industries that the mere mention of COVID-19 will allow them to pollute … Read More