Press release

Potomac Riverkeeper Network Announces Award Winners for Service to Clean Water

Washington, D.C. – October 4 –Potomac Riverkeeper Network revealed the winners of its annual “Service to Clean Water” awards, Nancy Stoner, President of Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN), announced today.  “These individuals and organizations work tirelessly to protect our right to clean water.  We are truly honored to recognize their contribution to PRKN and to all … Read More

Why Won’t Dominion Disclose Groundwater Monitoring Data?

I’ve written previously about the report released Friday, March 2, by Dominion Energy confirming groundwater contamination at its coal burning facility in Possum Point, VA here.  The report proves extensive ground water pollution has been detected at all of its monitoring wells and also proves contamination is leaking out of Pond D toward the Potomac … Read More

Dominion Disclosures about Groundwater Contamination at Possum Point due March 2

Under a 2015 Environmental Protection Agency regulation, utility companies must now publicly disclose ground water monitoring data and publish the results online by March 2.  Dominion Energy has yet to post the results of its analysis for Possum Point, or indeed any of the four sites in operates in Virginia. These first-ever groundwater monitoring reports … Read More

Press Release

Statement on State Water Control Board Decision to Delay Effectiveness of Certification of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

4-3 Decision Recognizes Risk to Virginia’s Drinking Water Quality, Fish and Wildlife Habitats, and Recreation Washington, DC – December 12 – We are relieved that the decision of Virginia’s State Water Control Board (SWCB) to require additional information about erosion and sediment control and stormwater management before its approval of the Clean Water Act Water … Read More

Potomac Riverkeeper Network Urges State Water Control Board to Deny Clean Water Certification of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Protect Virginia’s Water Quality, Fish and Wildlife Habitats, Drinking Water, and Recreation Washington, DC – December 8 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) calls for Virginia’s State Water Control Board (SWCB) to deny Water Quality Certification for the construction and operation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) because of the clear danger posed by the project … Read More

Firefighting Chemicals Threaten Martinsburg Water Supply and Opequon Creek

Nearly six million people rely on public water supplies within the Potomac River Watershed to provide them with clean drinking water. Forty years after the passage of the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act, we rightly expect our water to be safe and healthy for ourselves and our children. Unfortunately, events have come … Read More

Fighting to Stop Toxic Wastewater Pollution from Coal Power Plants

In the latest example of federal environmental rollbacks affecting the Potomac River, the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) blindly followed EPA’s lead and failed to set strict limits on arsenic, mercury, lead and other toxic metals discharged from the Morgantown and Dickerson coal-fired power plants into the Potomac in their most recent Clean Water Act … Read More

Toxic Wastewater Discharges from Coal Power Plants

CAMPAIGN INFORMATION: EPA’s 2015 “Effluent Limitation Guideline” Rule was developed to deal with the discharge of toxic metals and other pollutants removed from coal plants’ air emissions in response to more protective air pollution standards issued over a decade ago. The same metals that were being “scrubbed” from coal plant smokestacks were being dumped with … Read More

URGENT ACTION! Stop EPA’s Repeal of the Clean Water Rule!

The Trump administration launched its assault on our clean water and drinking water protections with a proposed repeal of the Clean Water Rule. A lengthy, deliberate, and inclusive process led to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, a rule protective of vital waterways and based in sound law and sound science. By comparison, the Administration’s scheme … Read More