Category Archive: Riverkeeper Updates

Nov 14

Public Information & the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline

One of the ugliest realities of new proposed pipelines for the Susquehanna Watershed is the threat of eminent domain. When interstate pipelines receive certain permits from the Federal energy Regulatory Commission, they often have the power to – and history proves have in fact – taken private land for industrial use. The proposed Atlantic Sunrise …

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Mar 12

Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Update 3-12-14

Howdy River Folks, As always, we are busy as can be representing your interests in the Susquehanna Valley and Chesapeake Bay Watershed.  We’ve been working on our top five priorities: smallmouth bass die-offs in the Susquehanna and other Chesapeake tributaries; effects of fracking on our waterways; effects of Susquehanna sediment on the Chesapeake Bay; the …

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Mar 12

Comments to FERC Relicensing of Conowingo Dam

Comments to FERC Relicensing of Conowingo Dam Please click the link below to read comments from The Stewards of the Lower Susquehanna, The Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper and the Waterkeepers Chesapeake SOLS FERC Conowingo Comments

Mar 07

Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper aims to correct faulty Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement

Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper aims to correct faulty Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement Please send your own comments in (address provided in our letter).  It is very important that they hear from individuals, as they are only counting any group sign-ons or petitions as a single comment. Our Riverkeeper addresses the biggest fault in the Agreement.  “It …

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Jul 29

Coalition Sues NY State for Putting Industry Before Clean Water

We’ve joined a coalition of environmental groups in filing a lawsuit against the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for its deregulation of industrial dairy farms with 200–299 cows. DEC’s rulemaking has rolled back clean water protection standards to allow medium size dairy CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations) to operate without a permit, in clear violation …

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Jul 17

Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Intervenes in Conowingo Relicensing

Today Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper, our supporting non-profit Stewards of the Lower Susquehanna, and Waterkeepers Chesapeake asked to be officially included in the relicensing proceedings for the Conowingo Dam, located about 50 miles northeast of Baltimore. Because the dam affects water quality up and down the Susquehanna River, and throughout Chesapeake Bay, we plan to push the …

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Jun 20

Bad Court Decision Limits Public Access to Pollution Records

Today the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) announced that it has filed a petition in the Maryland Court of Appeals on behalf of Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper and several other Chesapeake Waterkeeper groups, challenging a May 2, 2013 Court of Special Appeals ruling that permanently prevents public access to agricultural pollution control information. Americans deserve transparent government. …

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May 10

The Lower Susquehanna River Is Impaired, Maybe?

Yesterday, May 9th 2013 the Region 3 Office of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (PADEP) acted within its discretion in listing the Lower Susquehanna River as a ‘Category 3’ waterway with ‘unknown cause(s) of impairment,’ and not a ‘Category 5’ waterway needing a pollution diet (AKA a “TMDL”) on …

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Nov 07

We’ve Moved!

It’s official – we’ve moved from downtown York to scenic Wrightsville, Pennsylvania! Our new address is 2098 Long Level Rd., Wrightsville PA 17368. Our new telephone hardline is 717.252.6777. You can find precise directions by clicking here. We are now located on the second floor of the historic Susquehanna House, sharing space with Shanks Mare …

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Nov 07

Give A Gift That Gives Hope This Holiday Season

Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper has again teamed up with Gifts that Give Hope York for the Holiday Season! Gifts that Give Hope is an alternative Gift Fair that provides a way to redirect some of your holiday spending to charitable organizations. When you make a purchase from Gifts That Give Hope, you not only offer a …

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