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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 […]

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. […]

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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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 […]

Investigation Reveals Illegal Activity At Morgantown Coal Plant on the Potomac River

Washington, D.C. – September 26 – Photographs taken during an aerial patrol by Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) identified illegal handling and storage of toxic coal ash at GenOn’s Morgantown coal-fired power plant, leading to an investigation by the  Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) that found multiple violations of the plant’s Clean Water Act discharge […]