• POTOMAC RIVERKEEPER COMMENDS EPA AND VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL’S $1.4 MILLION FINE AGAINST DOMINION POWER FOR TOXIC COAL ASH DUMPING

    Investigation by Potomac Riverkeeper Led to Discovery of Illegal Activity at Possum Point Power Plant  Washington, D.C. – March 13 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) applauds the fines and settlement for environmental violations perpetrated by Dominion Energy at the company’s Possum Point power station, announced today by Mark Herring, Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia. […]

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  • Preserving Our Environment Roundtable Discussion Feb. 29

    Join Brent Walls, Upper Potomac Riverkeeper, at the Roundtable on Preserving Our Environment, February 29, 9:30 a.m. till 2:30 p.m., in Kearneysville, WV, organized by Eastern Panhandle Green Coalition and co-sponsored by Eastern Panhandle Sierra Club. Over 100 other organization leaders and elected officials will participate in this focused discussion of how fossil fuels and […]

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  • Don’t Mess with Success

    The Clean Water Act has been an unmitigated success since it was passed in 1972. So why is the Trump administration rolling it back? Back then, more than two-thirds of U.S. waters were unfit for swimming, fishing, or drinking water use.  The Potomac River had been declared a national disgrace, Lake Erie was dead, and […]

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  • Protecting the Potomac & Shenandoah Lunch and Learn

    Women’s Council on Energy & The Environment Lunch & Learn Series Protecting the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers Using the Clean Water Act A Conversation with the President of Potomac Riverkeeper Network The Potomac as well as its tributaries, provide swimmable, fishable, and drinkable water to nearly 6 million people in the national capital region. Established […]

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  • “The Devil We Know” Film Showing at Eaton DC Hotel, January 9, 2020, 6 p.m.

    Please join us for a screening of “The Devil We Know” and a discussion of the health risks associated with a group of toxic chemicals now being found in the Potomac River and other watersheds across the U.S. This powerful full-length film unravels one of the biggest environmental scandals of our time as it tells the story […]

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    Volunteer Opportunities

    Are you interested in taking action to protect the Potomac watershed and enhance public use of its rivers and streams? As residents of the Potomac watershed, we depend on the river and its tributaries for water resources and ecosystem services. The watershed also depends on the surrounding community for protection. At PRKN we believe citizen […]

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  • We Protect Your Rivers When Others Drop The Ball

    The Potomac Riverkeeper Network is your river protector year in and year out — we do the hard work of identifying pollution sources that contaminate the river and figuring out how to stop them. We step in to stop pollution when others fail to do so — when federal and state agencies can’t or won’t […]

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  • Potomac Riverkeeper Network Files Notice of Intent to Sue Verso Corporation (Luke Paper Mill)

    Discharges of Toxic “Black Liquor” into the Upper Potomac River from Verso Corporation’s Luke Paper Mill Violate Hazardous Waste Law Washington, D.C. – November 19– Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) today filed a Notice of Intent to Sue (NOI) Verso Corporation, owner of the now-closed Luke, Maryland paper mill, for the ongoing unlawful discharges of a […]

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  • Press Release

    Potomac Riverkeeper Network Files Notice of Intent to Sue Charles County Board of Public Works

    Mattawoman Wastewater Treatment Plant Sewage, Nutrient and Sediment Discharges Violate the Clean Water Act Washington, D.C. – November 14 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) today filed a Notice of Intent to sue Charles County, Maryland’s Board of Public Works in federal court for the ongoing unlawful discharges of wastewater from the county’s Mattawoman Wastewater Treatment […]

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    Participate in the EPA Virtual Hearing October 10!

    Would you be willing to take a minute of your time to tell EPA weakening coal ash regulations is a really bad idea? I testified last week at the public hearing held by the Environmental Protection Agency on its incredibly ill-founded new proposed regulations concerning disposal of coal combustion residuals (CCR) or toxic coal ash […]

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