US Navy Yard Weapons Testing, Washington DC

Shooting Weapons into the Potomac: Groups Sue Navy for Failure to Get Clean Water Act Permit  

Potomac Riverkeeper Network and NRDC File Lawsuit in Federal Court in Maryland WASHINGTON, DC (June 21, 2023) – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) and NRDC (the Natural Resources Defense Council) filed a lawsuit today against the U.S. Navy in federal court in Maryland over violations of the Clean Water Act.  The U.S. Navy uses a long … Read More

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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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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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Epa Violations Found in Charles County, Maryland During Prkn Compliance Sweep

A recent compliance sweep by Potomac Riverkeeper Network has resulted in the discovery of potential Clean Water Act violations in Charles County by two local businesses and a county wastewater treatment plant. Click below to view detailed facility reports. EPA ECHO Database Reports These links are to a website maintained by the Environmental Protection Agency … 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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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 … Read More

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Potomac Riverkeeper Network Welcomes Nancy Stoner as its New President

Washington, DC – March 29 – Nancy Stoner, Water Program Director and Senior Fellow at Pisces Foundation, has been named President of Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN), Nick Kuttner, Chairman of the Board, announced today.  “Since PRKN was founded in 2002, we have grown and strengthened our mission to protect the public’s right to clean water:  … Read More