District of Columbia News

Map of the Anacostia River in Washington DC and Maryland

Restore the Anacostia River!

January 28, 2016

The Anacostia River is one of the most polluted Chesapeake Bay tributaries.

D.C. Strikes Deal for Benning Road Power Plant Cleanup

January 26, 2016

The Anacostia is one of the ten most polluted rivers in the nation.

For too long we have accepted that a polluted Anacostia has to be a reality for the District. However, under pressure from the EPA, the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) is finally dealing with the six most toxic sites along the Anacostia, one of which is Pepco's Benning Road power plant.

D.C. Bans Polystyrene Foam Food Containers

July 15, 2014

Washington, D.C - Yesterday, July 14th 2014, the D.C Council voted unanimously to pass the ban on polystyrene foam food containers, as a part of the D.C. Omnibus Act of 2013. The ban will cover carryout food containers at grocery stores, restaurants and take out locations. This includes items like clamshells, cups, plates, etc. and will take effect January, 2016. In 2017, all disposable food ware will have to be recyclable or compostable.