Help Us Preserve the Appalachian Trail and Shenandoah!

Don’t let Dominion do an end run around the courts and federal agencies – we need your help to preserve the Appalachian Trail and the beautiful, pristine Shenandoah! After losing in the courts and federal agencies, Dominion still won’t quit in its effort to build the unnecessary and environmentally disastrous Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  They are […]

Help us stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline from being built across the Appalachian Trail and Blue Ridge Parkway!

Help us stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline from being built across the Appalachian Trail and Blue Ridge Parkway!  In addition to threatening significant environmental resources, this project is costly and unnecessary, and it will burden property owners and ratepayers for the benefit of private interests.  We have joined with 52 organizations, in Virginia, to write […]

Help Us Protect Clean Water! File your comments to protect the Clean Water Act today!

Clean water is fundamental to our health and our way of life. For nearly 50 years, the Clean Water Act has promised that all Americans have access to clean water for drinking and recreation and that our country’s most valuable natural assets are protected from pollution.  But now the Trump administration is working to eliminate Clean Water […]

Stop Trump's Clear Cutting of Trees Along the Potomac River

President Trump’s Golf Course Cutting Down Trees on the Potomac!

President Trump is cutting down trees on the Potomac again!  There are dozens of large trees right on the riverbank that were cut down and dumped into the Potomac! We need your help to make sure this doesn’t happen again!  Sign our petition and urge the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors to adopt Virginia’s Chesapeake […]

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Stop Trump’s Clear Cutting of Trees Along the Potomac River!

The Trump National golf course on the Potomac became notorious in 2010 when they cut down 500 trees to get a “view” of the river, and unbelievably, it wasn’t illegal in Loudoun County to do this. Now they’ve done it again, cutting dozens of large trees right on the riverbank and dumping them into the […]

Public Hearing on Closing Possum Point

Join me at the Department of Environmental Quality public hearing on closing Possum Point coal ash ponds, Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m. Potomac Senior High School, 3401 Panther Pride Drive, Dumfries, VA. We are close to a historic legislative agreement to clean up coal ash at Possum Point, but we need your help to […]

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Join Us for A Public Hearing Against a Mining Permit in Pennsylvania

On Wednesday, January 30, support us, Friends of Tom’s Creek (FOTC), and other local residents at the public hearing by Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection(DEP) on a mining permit for Specialty Granules, Inc., (SGI). Time is 6:30 p.m. and place is the Fire and EMS Hall, 106 Steelman St., Fairfield, PA 17320. We need to convince DEP […]

Brent Walls

Public Hearing to Consider Impact of Specialty Granules, Inc.’s Application for Permit to Mine Pine Hill

Upper Potomac Riverkeeper Brent Walls will be joined by members of Friends of Tom’s Creek (FOTC) and other local residents for the second public hearing on the expansion of operations for Specialty Granules, Inc (SGI). The public hearing will be on January 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fire and EMS Hall in Fairfield, PA. […]

Write Your Senators About Coal Ash Legislation!

Here is some language you can use to write to your Virginia state Senator to tell him or her to support SB 1533 and finally end Virginia’s dangerous coal ash problem.  You can find your Senator and contact information here. Dear Senator Insert Name, I write to urge you to support legislation, SB 1533 filed by […]


Help Us Pass Coal Ash Legislation in Virginia!

We still need your help on the coal ash legislation! The good news is the bill passed out of the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, but it’s not up for a full Senate vote yet!  Dominion flexed its muscle, and our coal ash bill has now been referred to the Senate Finance Committee, where […]