Maryland and the Exelon Corporation have recently announced a settlement that will dictate Conowingo Dam operations for the next 50 years and that falls far short of the state’s originally stated requirements. Water flowing over the dam has contributed significantly to water pollution in the Bay and to aquatic habitat destruction. This is a once in a generation decision that will affect taxpayers, watermen, homeowners, and recreational users on the Eastern Shore’s waterways.
There are three ways to make your voice heard.
- Email Governor Hogan using this form.
- Sign a petition from Waterkeepers Chesapeake by Friday, January 17 and your comments will be submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
- Submit your own comments directly by Friday, January 17 to FERC at this link. You will need to open an account and search for Docket # P-405-106.
For more information on the agreement, see https://www.bayjournal.com/article/exelon_agrees_to_200_million_settlement_for_impact_of_conowingo_dam. For information on the agreement’s shortcoming see www.shorerivers.org.