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Suit Against Maryland Dismissed in Conowingo Dam Case


A Baltimore judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the Maryland Department of Environment by the owner of the Conowingo Dam.

Exelon went to court last May claiming that the state had imposed an unfair burden for a permit to clean up the dam.

Rob Newberry with the Delaware Fisheries Association told WBOC that this was a small step for watermen who are trying to make the company accountable.

The dam allows tons of debris and freshwater into the Chesapeake Bay that could hurt oyster and crab populations.

Alan Girard with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation told the television station he hailed the dismissal decision noting that it was important to manage nutrients and sediment.

Meanwhile, the company issued a statement saying that it would continue its legal battle.

Don Rush is the News Director and Senior Producer of News and Public Affairs at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.