EAC partners with Riverkeepers and other environmental organizations in Maryland, DC, Virginia, and Pennsylvania to stop utilities from discharging heavy metals into the Anacostia River, to protecting the Gunpowder River and downstream Reservoirs from industrial and WWTP discharge, to fighting industrial pollution in the Patapsco River and Baltimore area, to stopping excessive nutrients and toxic effluents in Pennsylvania, and working in Virginia to watchdog facilities in several rivers, including the James, the Blackwater Nottoway, the Shenandoah, and the Potomac Rivers.
We are also teaming up with organizations in Pennsylvania to bring major polluters into compliance with their CWA permits. In western Pennsylvania, vast watersheds surrounding the Ohio, Allegheny, Monongahela and Youghiogheny Rivers are regularly degraded by unchecked industrial effluent into these watersheds. EAC has worked for the past two years watchdogging the most egregious violators of state and federal laws that use the rivers as their dumping grounds. Recently, EAC has teamed up with local advocacy groups and nationally recognized law centers to hold these industrial facilities accountable.
Maryland Wastewater Treatment Plant Permit Challenge: Settlement to Protect the Gunpowder River Watershed
BREAKING: The Gunpowder Riverkeeper, represented by Patrick DeArmey of the EAC, recently reached a settlement with MDE and Carroll County following GRK's challenge to the Hampstead Waste Water Treatment Plant CWA NPDES permit. This is a big win for the Gunpowder...read more
Congressman Tom Rice's ill-conceived, industry gift, dubbed HR 1179, remains in the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. Please take a look at the details of this dangerous piece of "legislation" and how it would work damage to the CWA if passed in the...read more