Patuxent Riverkeeper Blog

Court Rules for Patuxent Riverkeeper in Coal Waste Appeal!

Patuxent Riverkeeper, as a co-respondent with Prince George’ s County, MD has prevailed in an attempt by NRG to overturn the August closure order for the Brandywine/North Keyes Coal waste site issued by the County in August 2018. Patuxent Riverkeeper had been a party to the original zoning case in this matter as well. Legal…Read More

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Environmental Groups Win Victory in Reducing Coal Plant Water Pollution in MD

In Response to Arguments from Advocates and Concerned Citizens, Hogan Administration Limits Toxic Metals from Three Coal-fired Power Plants FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Tuesday, August 14, 2017 Media contact: Tom Pelton, Environmental Integrity Project, tpelton@environmentalintegrity.org or (443) 510-2574 Baltimore – Responding to legal and technical arguments from environmental groups and concerned citizens, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s…Read More

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The Only State River Commission in Maryland Just Blinked!

Sign a petition to take a stand for a strong river Commission!   The year (2018) marks my twentieth year of service on the State created Patuxent River Commission (PRC). It is in fact the only such Commission created by the General Assembly in order to help silence lawsuits from Southern Maryland demanding that the…Read More

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Rural Prince George’s threatened by zoning changes

Rural Prince George’s threatened by zoning changes

RURAL AREAS OF OUR COUNTY – UNDER THREAT FROM ZONING REWRITE Warning: The Prince George’s County Council will soon vote on three bills that could have a devastating impact on the county’s protected rural areas. Current rural and agricultural zones are shown on the map (p. 2). • CB-013-2018 Proposed Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance Rewrite •…Read More

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Big Win on Patuxent Coal Waste!

March 26, 2018 With great pride and joy, We are pleased to report that the Prince George’s County District Council earlier today voted unanimously to disapprove the special exception for the Brandywine Coal Ash disposal site operated by NRG on North Keyes Road. We won! Granted, NRG might appeal this latest decision, but our advocacy…Read More

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