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

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TransCanada Submits Application to Run Fracked Gas Pipeline Under Potomac

Columbia Gas Transmission, a subsidiary of TransCanada, submitted an application to the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC) to construct an 8-inch natural gas distribution line through the western part of Washington County. The TransCanada pipeline will bring fracked gas from Pennsylvania, under the Potomac River, to be the supply line of the proposed Mountaineer Gas … Read More

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Our Day in Court on Sewage Sludge

After 6 years of fighting, on September 16, 2016, Shenandoah Riverkeeper finally had our chance to tell a state court judge in Richmond why Virginia’s statewide permit allowing farmers to apply treated sewage sludge (known as biosolids) to their fields fails to prevent overuse of sludge and pollution of nearby waterways, including the Shenandoah River. … Read More