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Potomac Riverkeeper

DC Water Proposes Green Infrastructure
Tue Feb 18 2014, Kojo Nnamdi Show  
President Matt Logan joins the discussion on the Kojo show about how to handle DC's combined sewer overflow problem.

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Lawsuit alleges Hanover-based firm polluted water
Fri Apr 1 2011, The Evening Sun  
An environmental group has filed a lawsuit against a paper company, alleging water pollution that's stretched over several years.

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County opts for inaction with quarry
Fri Mar 4 2011, Martinsburg Journal  
Berkeley County takes no action against permit despite massive opposition. Brent Walls of Potomac Riverkeeper takes action.

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Gerrardstown quarry permit under appeal
Tue Mar 1 2011, Charleston Gazette  
Potomac Riverkeeper appeals a West Virginia permit due to overwhelming public opposition.

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Environmental advocates challenge quarry permit
Sun Feb 27 2011, The Herald-Mail  
Potomac Riverkeeper appeals a West Virginia quarry permit based on unprecedented resident opposition.

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Potomac River now healthier than in '50s, study shows
Tue Sep 7 2010, The Washington Post  
The Potomac River is cleaner now than it has been in decades, thanks largely to upgrades at Washington's sewage plant.

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VA Makes Impaired Waters a Priority During Inspections
Fri Aug 27 2010, Potomac Riverkeeper  
Virginia will make construction site inspections a priority when the sites discharge sediment (dirt) into sediment-impaired waters.

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Jeff Kelble Named to Izaak Walton Leage Honor Roll
Fri Jun 18 2010, Izaak Walton League of America  
Our Shenandoah Riverkeeper Jeff Kelble was recently named to the Izaak Walton League of America's National Honor Roll.

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Environmental Group Signals That It Could Sue Beltway HOT Lane Contractor
Wed Feb 10 2010, The Washington Post  
Potomac Riverkeeper announced that it intends to file suit against one of the contractors building high-occupancy lanes on the Beltway.

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Cities and Suburbs Fastest Growing Polluters of Chesapeake Bay
Mon Nov 30 2009, Voice of America  
Fertilizers, oil, waste and runoff move quickly over paved surfaces into storm drains - and eventually, into the Bay.

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Public debates Mirant projects
Wed Nov 5 2008  
An attorney for a Potomac River watchdog group told a state regulator Thursday night that her group has concerns about the environmental impacts of proposed gypsum loader and coal grinder construction projects at the Morgantown power plant. At a public hearing, attorney Patience Bosley-Burke told a representative of the Public Service Commission that her client, the Potomac Riverkeeper, needed more time to review the construction projects proposed by Mirant Mid-Atlantic LLC.

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Green Power: 30 People Changing the Environment in Washington
Fri Apr 4 2008  
Potomac Riverkeeper Ed Merrifield is identied as one of the 30 people who are changing the environment-for the better. They're cleaning up the air, improving the Chesapeake Bay, lobbying for energy changes, and saving everything from oysters to historic sites to rain forests.

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