Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Sends Stormwater Permit Back to Maryland Department of Environment
WSSC Water Filtration Plant Faces Possible Lawsuit for Clean Water ACt Violations Stemming from Discharges to Potomac
When Virginia’s state constitution was rewritten following the Civil Rights Movement, the Commission on Constitutional Revision purged racially inequitable provisions from the 1902 state constitution. They also added provisions to reflect a growing understanding that care for the environment is a critical function of state government. The new constitution, which voters approved in 1971, enshrined the concept known as “the public trust doctrine.”...
Report Highlights Need to Protect George Washington National Forest
Alexandria, V.A.— As the U.S. Forest Service prepares to announce whether or not to open up the George Washington National Forest to the dirty drilling practice known as fracking, a new report from Environment Virginia Research and Policy Center calculates the toll of this dirty drilling on our environment across the country.
The report, Fracking by the Numbers, is the...
PRESS RELEASE: Shenandoah Riverkeeper Files Appeal of the Regulations Governing Use of Sewage Sludge
Press Release: Broad Coalition Unites to Challenge Construction of Dominion’s Cove Point LNG Export Facility
120+ groups from across Maryland and the region urge Governor O’Malley to intervene; as first step, he must demand a federal “Environmental Impact Statement”
$3.8 billion industrial project would trigger the state’s biggest single source of global warming pollution, endanger local communities and the Chesapeake Bay, and ignite a new wave of fracking and pipelines
BALTIMORE—An unprecedented coalition of concerned citizens—from business leaders to watermen to...
Press Release: New Maryland Coalition Urges Governor O’Malley to Cease the Drafting of Fracking Regulations
Marylanders Against Fracking and Delegate Shane Robinson Warn of Fracking’s Negative Impacts
Baltimore, MD—State and national groups concerned by Governor O’Malley’s imminent plans to begin drafting fracking regulations launched the Marylanders Against Fracking coalition today to call on the governor to cease any further work to allow fracking in the state. Representatives from Food & Water Watch, Potomac Riverkeeper, Patuxtent Riverkeeper, Montgomery County Young Democrats, Progressive Democrats of America - MD...
Press Release: With LNG Export Approval, DOE Shortchanges American Public, Ignores Economic and Safety Concerns
Cove Point project would hike energy costs, threaten public safety, harm Chesapeake Bay
WASHINGTON, DC – The Department of Energy announced today it had granted conditional approval to the Dominion Cove Point LNG facility to export liquefied natural gas to non-free trade agreement countries, pending an environmental review by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
The $3.8 billion project would transform a sleepy natural gas import facility on the Chesapeake Bay into a massive export hub and hasten the already hectic pace of fracking...