The twenty seventh annual Patuxent Wade-In is an annual recommitment to the longest and deepest river that stays entirely in Maryland. Citizens with deep and personal ties to the Patuxent renew their hopes each year that the river will be restored to health.
This week, NRG Energy signaled that it plans to retire the Chalk Point (Patuxent) and Dickerson (Potomac) coal plants in May 2017. Chalk Point, located along the Patuxent River in Prince George's County, and also Dickerson, located in Montgomery County, are 2 of only 7 remaining coal plants in the state.
After ten years as the Riverkeeper program serving the Patuxent watershed, we feel we can speak to Calvert County residents as friends, members, boosters and patrons who share both our love of the Patuxent, the natural environment and of Calvert County.
A coalition of local, regional, and national groups are objecting to the environmental impacts posed by the proposed Dominion Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal on the Chesapeake Bay, saying the project would hurt the Bay's economy and ecology, increase air pollution, and hasten fracking and drilling in neighboring states.
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