Appeals court invalidates federal license for Conowingo Dam
A U.S. appeals court invalidated a 50-year federal license for the Conowingo Dam in Maryland.
Hogan announces winning bidder on dredging plan
Gov. Larry Hogan's administration says it expects a pilot program to test removing dredge materials from the Conowingo Dam to be "substantially complete" this year.
Chesapeake Bay score slips after rainy year
The health of the Chesapeake Bay dropped a point in the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s biennial State of the Bay report, but there were signs for optimism following a historic year for rain in the mid-Atlantic. The bay received a score of 33, a score the foundation equated to a D+. The foundation has set a […]
Md. court dismisses Exelon challenge on water quality plan
A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge has dismissed a challenge by Exelon to the water quality certification issued by a Maryland agency in the proposed relicensing of the Conowingo Dam. A spokesperson for the utility said it was still fighting the issue in federal court. “Exelon Generation shares the state of Maryland’s commitment to restoring […]
Energy company challenges new requirements for Maryland dam
Maryland's Conowingo Dam has become the center of a legal battle between state environmental regulators and the energy company that owns it.
Md. awards contract for Conowingo Dam dredging pilot program
Maryland took another step toward resolving the pollution crisis at the Conowingo Dam, awarding a contract Thursday for a demonstration project to remove sediment that overflows the dam and pollutes the Chesapeake Bay. Northgate-Dutra Joint Venture won the contract, issued as part of a request for proposals from August after Gov. Larry Hogan visited the […]
Md. seeks contractor for Conowingo Dam pilot dredging program
A plan to reduce sediment and nutrient spillage into the bay through the Conowingo Dam has moved to the next phase as the state searches for companies with innovative ideas to dredge behind the nearly 90-year old facility. The request for proposals announced Thursday by the Maryland Environmental Service seeks companies interested in participating in a […]
Hogan seeks proposals to remove, reuse Conowingo sediment
Gov. Larry Hogan Tuesday said the state will move forward with plans to find a solution to sediment that has built up behind the Conowingo dam and is polluting the Chesapeake Bay. Hogan, in an announcement at the dam following a summit and tour of the facility, said the Maryland Environmental Service will issue a request […]
Maryland governor to attend Conowingo Dam summit
DARLINGTON — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is planning to make an announcement after the second Conowingo Dam Summit. The event is scheduled for Tuesday in Darlington. The Hogan administration has been focusing on ways to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution that comes by way of the dam. The Republican governor highlighted the significance of addressing sediment […]
Conowingo Dam no longer holding back pollution
Scientists say the Conowingo Dam is no longer holding back pollution in the Susquehanna River from entering the Chesapeake Bay. The Baltimore Sun is reporting that Gov. Larry Hogan will announce a plan to make progress at the dam, based on proposals the state has received from private industry. Hogan told the newspaper he will seek […]
Md. panel to study how to reduce bay pollution at Conowingo Dam
ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland panel has been formed to study ways to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution that comes by way of the Conowingo Dam. Gov. Larry Hogan announced the multi-agency work group Thursday. The Hogan administration announced it will be looking to determine whether dredging the dam and re-use of dredged materials can be done […]
Exelon to fund Conowingo study
(AP) The Maryland Department of the Environment says Exelon Corp. will pay up to $3.5 million to fund more study of the Conowingo power dam’s effects on Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay water quality. The agency threatened last month to deny a permit renewal because the Chicago-based company hadn’t fully supported its assertion that the […]