Hundreds Tell Governor Hogan No Potomac Pipeline in Annapolis!

Hundreds of concerned citizens from Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Washington, DC and as far away as Pennsylvania turned out last night to raise their voices in a rally in Annapolis to tell Governor Hogan NO POTOMAC PIPELINE!  The event kicked-off with a rally at Lawyer’s Mall followed by hundreds waving signs and chanting No Potomac … Read More

FERC Files its Environmental Assessment on Potomac Pipeline – Comments Due Feb. 26

I wanted to be sure that everyone had a chance to look at the Potomac Pipeline Environmental Assessment from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Comments are due by February 26. You can file your comments electronically using the eComment feature located on the Commission’s website under the link to Documents and Filings. This is an easy method … Read More

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT SAYS NO PERMIT NEEDED FOR DRILLING UNDER POTOMAC TO BUILD PIPELINE

Refuses to Consider Risk of Spill to Drinking Water for Six Million Washington, DC – January 29 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network is calling on the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) to deny a state Nontidal Wetlands Permit for the controversial Potomac pipeline, after learning that MDE purposely exempted environmental review of impacts to the Potomac and … Read More

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Potomac Riverkeeper Network Calls for Changes to Maryland’s New Pollution Trading Regulations

On December 8, 2017 the Maryland Department of Environment’s (MDE) published its proposed Water Quality Trading Program regulations which would establish rules for creating a nutrient pollution credit trading market. The weak draft rules fail to protect local water quality and, if not dramatically improved, would prevent Maryland from meeting its Chesapeake Bay cleanup targets … Read More

Add Your Voice to Stop Fracked Gas Pipeline Under the Potomac!

The December 19th Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) hearing in Hancock, MD, was absolutely packed with opponents of the pipeline. Over two hundred attended, and the majority spoke in opposition. And because of this MDE scheduled a second hearing on January 22nd at the Hancock High School from 6-10 p.m.in Hancock, MD (snow date — January 25). Yes, MDE is holding … 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

Major Environmental Groups Urge MDE to Investigate Full Risks of Pipeline

Alarmed with the Potential Detriment to the Environment, Coalition Calls for Assessment, Rejection of TransCanada’s Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project Baltimore, MD — On Tuesday August 8, a letter signed by 18 state and local environmental organizations was delivered to Secretary Ben Grumbles of the Maryland Department of the Environment. The signatories demand that MDE use its … Read More