Conowingo Dam Archive

Ben’s Blog: The Ocean Within Us; Green Registry awards and more

THE OCEAN WITHIN US June is World Oceans Month, a time to commemorate and rededicate to protecting the deep and salty blue that covers 70% of the earth’s surface. Rachel Carson’s “The Sea Around Us” (1951) had a big impact on me when I read it for the first time in 1993. ...Read More

Chesapeake Bay and environmental progress at the Conowingo Dam

CHESAPEAKE BAY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRESS AT THE CONOWINGO DAM Exelon makes initial payments of more than $5.7 million to Maryland under $200 million agreement incorporated into dam relicensing BALTIMORE (May 3, 2021) – Maryland has received the first payments, totaling more than $5.7 million, under an agreement that requires ...Read More

eMDE – Ben’s Blog: 2020 year in review

2020 – THE YEAR IN REVIEW COVID, Climate, and Chesapeake dominated this historic and traumatic year of 2020 for us at the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) in nearly all respects, literally, figuratively, and virtually (digitally speaking). The COVID-19 crisis hurt our employees, families, and communities but also ...Read More

Governor Hogan Announces Landmark Agreement with Exelon on Conowingo Dam

Governor Hogan Announces Landmark Agreement with Exelon on Conowingo Dam Proposed settlement to provide more than $200 million toward Chesapeake Bay restoration and environmental projects ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced a comprehensive agreement between the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and Exelon Generation Company, LLC, which requires ...Read More

Maryland submits Chesapeake Bay clean-up plan

MARYLAND SUBMITS CHESAPEAKE BAY CLEAN-UP PLAN Final Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan sets path to achieving bay restoration goals by 2025 BALTIMORE (Aug. 23, 2019) – Maryland has developed a comprehensive plan for the next steps in continued progress in restoring the Chesapeake Bay. The Phase III Watershed Implementation ...Read More

Maryland releases draft Chesapeake Bay restoration plan

MARYLAND RELEASES DRAFT CHESAPEAKE BAY RESTORATION PLAN Public invited to comment on draft Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan BALTIMORE (April 12, 2019) – A draft plan for continued progress in restoring Maryland’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay is now available for public review and comment. The draft Phase III ...Read More

Bay Journal: Maryland orders Exelon to shoulder Conowingo pollution reductions

After years of study and haggling over how to deal with the impact of Conowingo Dam on the Chesapeake Bay, the Hogan administration has ordered the hydropower facility’s operator to reduce nutrient pollution passing through the dam on its way down the Susquehanna River — or pay up to ...Read More

Hogan administration issues comprehensive environmental plan for Conowingo Dam, Susquehanna River, Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Hogan administration issues comprehensive environmental plan for Conowingo Dam, Susquehanna River, Chesapeake Bay Newly issued Water Quality Certification for dam will drive major restoration and pollution prevention efforts upstream and downstream to benefit the river and Bay BALTIMORE, MD (April 27, 2018) ...Read More

Department of the Environment Issues Draft Water Quality Report

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Department of the Environment Issues Draft Water Quality Report Report notes statewide water quality challenges and opportunities, need for action on Conowingo Dam; draft open for comment, public meeting set BALTIMORE, MD (February 26, 2018) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has ...Read More

Department of the Environment extends public comment period on Water Quality Certification application for proposed Conowingo Dam relicensing

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 Department of the Environment extends public comment period on Water Quality Certification application for proposed Conowingo Dam relicensing Applicant Exelon must show project will comply with state water quality standards and requirements; public hearing to follow public comment period BALTIMORE (Aug. 8, 2017) ...Read More
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