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  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation Welcomes Appointment of Gina MacCarthy to EPA

    March 4, 2013

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued the following statement regarding the appointment by President Obama of Gina McCarthy as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

  • CBF Issues Statement on Bill to Overturn Last Year's Septics & Growth Legislation

    February 12, 2013

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Maryland Executive Director Alison Prost issued this statement concerning a hearing on SB 391. The legislation is designed to overturn last year's septics and growth legislation.

  • Proposed Budget Would Help Localities Meet Clean-Water Commitments

    January 16, 2013

    Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement today following two newsworthy developments: Governor O'Malley unveiled his spending plan for Fiscal Year 2014, and sponsors filed HB 106 which would repeal the Sustainable Growth and Agricultural Preservation Act of 2012:

  • CBF: Bottle and Can Bill Will Help Clean Up Our Water, and Help Change the Throw

    January 14, 2013

    Will Baker, President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement today following the introduction by Delegate Maggie McIntosh, Chairman of the House Environmental Matters Committee, of RecycleForReal: "Much of the Inner Harbor and too many of our creeks and rivers in Maryland have become receptacles for our waste, for trash and for other pollution. This legislation will help change that. It also will turn trash into money in our pockets, and spark awareness in our throw-away culture.

  • CBF Statements on Menhaden Conservation Plan

    December 14, 2012

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has been a leader over the past decade working to achieve a more sustainable population of Atlantic menhaden in the Chesapeake Bay and along the Atlantic coast. CBF issued the following statements after today's decisions by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to reduce annual harvests of menhaden in order to begin restoring the population:

  • CBF: Conowingo is a Red Herring; Local Pollution Comes from Local Sources

    November 2, 2012

    Dr. Beth McGee, senior scientist with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement following a press conference at Conowingo Dam today by Senator E.J. Pipkin, County Executive David Craig: "The issue of the Conowingo's capacity to trap pollution in future years and during storms is being studied, but that issue is being used as a red herring here today. CBF believes we must address the inaccuracies being expressed about pollution from the Dam."

  • CBF Cancellation of Debates is a Loss for Voters

    September 14, 2012

  • Bad Water at Oyster Harbor, Londontown

    July 21, 2012

  • Welcome Rain also Brings Curse of Bad Swimming Conditions

    July 14, 2012

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation to Call Mid-Shore Home

    June 1, 2012

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has intensified its work on Maryland's Eastern Shore, and on June 11 the region's largest environmental group dedicated to the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and its local creeks and rivers officially will open an office in Easton.

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