December 17, 2014
CBF Thanks Chairwoman Mikulski, Bipartisan Bay Delegation for Clean Water Funding in Appropriations Bill
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"As the Bay states and the federal government continue efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams, CBF commends the bipartisan work of Chairwoman Mikulski of the Senate Appropriations committee and Representatives Moran, Wolf and Harris on the House Appropriations committee for the strong clean water funding for the Bay included in the omnibus appropriations bill."
Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement regarding Chairwoman Mikulski and the Bay delegation's support of clean water funding in the federal appropriations bill.
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December 16, 2014
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Issues Statement on Virginia Water Quality Report
(RICHMOND, VA)—"The 2014 report documents an unfortunate increase in the amount of polluted streams, rivers, bays, and lakes in Virginia from the previous report. DEQ's report found that 86 percent of the state's estuarine waters, consisting primarily of the Chesapeake Bay, failed to meet state standards. These impairments cost Virginians billions of dollars in lost revenues, jobs, property values, and quality of life."
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Senior Scientist Chris Moore issued this statement below following the release of Virginia's draft water quality report by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
December 11, 2014
Bay Foundation Congratulates Gov. McAuliffe on Becoming Chair of Bay Executive Council
(RICHMOND, VA)—"The Chesapeake Bay Foundation congratulates Gov. McAuliffe on becoming chair of the Executive Council, especially now as the Bay states wrestle with the challenge of accelerating pollution reductions from farms and urban areas."
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Virginia Executive Director Ann Jennings issued this statement today after Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe was named chair of the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council, the top policy-making body for Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts. Read More
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CBF In the News
December 18, 2014
Little Dobbins Legal Battle Wasn't Pointless
(Capital Gazette)—"Posturing and lawyering" that didn't change an issue settled eight years ago—that was former County Attorney David Plymyer's sour summary of the legal battle over builder Daryl Wagner's "dream house" on Little Dobbins Island, thrown up with no attempt to get the proper permits...The case has cost county taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars, and no doubt has cost Wagner many thousands more in legal fees than he would have paid if he had followed the rules in the first place. But at least the case has resulted in tougher regulations, provided environmental organizations with a rallying point and made it harder for anyone else to commit the same sort of in-your-face violation. Read More
CBF In the News
December 4, 2014
New Model for Green Building Opens in Virginia Beach
(Virginia Currents)— More than a decade ago, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation constructed the Merrill Center, one of the world's most energy efficient buildings. Now the group is setting an even higher standard with its new Brock Environmental Center. Read More