Press Release

Troubling Findings of Forever Chemicals in Antietam Creek Announced by Upper Potomac Riverkeeper

High Levels of PFAS Detected in Smallmouth Bass and Creek Waters Washington, D.C. – June 17– Upper Potomac Riverkeeper (UPRK) Brent Walls today announced findings of high levels of PFAS chemicals in fish and water in the Antietam Creek and surrounding region. Said Walls, “Although banned nearly 15 years ago, the presence of these chemicals, … 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

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University of Maryland Law Students Stand Up for the Upper Potomac in State Court

On a warm spring morning at the Allegany County courthouse in Cumberland, law students from the University of Maryland Law School Clinic stood up to argue Upper Potomac Riverkeeper’s case against the State of Maryland, challenging the state water discharge permit for a wastewater treatment plant run by the Upper Potomac River Commission. The treatment … Read More