February 23, 2017
(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) Pennsylvania Executive Director Harry Campbell issued the following statement after CBF joined 500 other organizations nationwide, in signing a letter urging congressional leaders on the Budget and Appropriations committees to reject calls for cuts to Farm Bill programs.
January 14, 2015
Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement following the announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that the region will receive $19 million in additional funding as one of eight Critical Conservation Areas to be included in the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) under the federal Farm Bill.
June 26, 2014
Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement following the release of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2012-13 milestone assessments and the actions it is taking to ensure progress. EPA's assessment closely tracked the assessment done by CBF and the Choose Clean Water Coalition, which found both progress and areas in need of improvement in all jurisdictions.
May 27, 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that the Chesapeake Bay region has been selected as one of eight Critical Conservation Areas (CCA), part of the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), in the federal Farm Bill.
April 22, 2014
Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement following the filing of two amicus briefs supporting EPA's Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) and state implementation plans, together known at the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.
February 4, 2014
CBF Issues a Statement on Passage of the Farm Bill
January 29, 2014
Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) President William C. Baker issued this statement regarding a new federal Farm Bill, which was passed today by the U.S. House of Representatives: "CBF commends the House for passing a new federal Farm Bill, and we celebrate its strong new conservation program, known as the Regional Conservation Partnership Program. This program will help farmers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed keep fertilizer on the land and out of the water. It will help them continue to implement the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.
August 12, 2013
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) calls on Congress to quickly pass a federal Farm Bill that supports Pennsylvania farmers by providing assistance to preserve soil and keep excess nutrients out of local waterways. These "conservation efforts that count" will help Pennsylvania meet its Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint and Milestones goals.
May 13, 2013
Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker made this statement in response to the House Agriculture Committee's release of its draft of the Farm Bill. "The House Agriculture Committee's draft 2013 Farm Bill falls far short for the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. This draft actually reduces conservation programs at a time when all of us are asked to do more to reduce pollution.
March 7, 2013
Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker made this statement in response to the release of a letter to House Agriculture Committee leaders calling for protection of conservation funding in the upcoming debate over the federal Farm Bill. The letter, circulated by Congressman Chris Van Hollen, was signed by a bipartisan group of Representatives from Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and the District of Columbia.