January 15, 2014
Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued a statement following Governor O'Malley's budget press conference today. The governor's budget proposes at least $112 million to reduce non-point sources of pollution.
January 14, 2014
Federal Judge Clears Way for More Extensive Study of Waters Off Sparrows Point
Major Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay Pollution: Water Filtration Plant for Montgomery and Prince George's Counties Faces Possible Lawsuit for Clean Water Act Violations
November 13, 2013
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), owner of the Potomac Water Filtration Plant, is facing a new legal challenge today for polluting the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay in violation of the Clean Water Act. Attorneys from Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), on behalf of the Potomac Riverkeeper, together with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), announced the groups' intent to file a lawsuit against WSSC for years of unchecked water pollution from the filtration plant.
October 29, 2013
A majority of voters in Kent Island and Queen Anne's County are opposed to the 1079-unit Four Seasons development project proposed for Kent Island. On the island, opponents outnumber supporters by more than 2-1, according to a public opinion poll by Public Opinion Strategies commissioned by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and Queen Anne's Conservation Association (QACA). Half again as many people county-wide oppose the project.
August 20, 2013
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today filed to intervene in the administrative proceedings of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the re-licensing of the hydropower facility at Conowingo Dam owned by Exelon Corporation. CBF will be advocating as the regional watchdog for the Chesapeake Bay to pursue a comprehensive solution to the water quality and habitat impacts of the dam.
June 7, 2013
Anne Arundel County Department of Health has issued a "Preemptive Advisory" in effect for June 7-9 cautioning that all county beaches are under a no swimming/no direct water contact advisory for at least 48 hours due to predicted elevated bacteria levels from rainwater runoff and increased health risks.
April 9, 2013
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today declared the 2013 Session of the Maryland General Assembly a success. New programs and policies were developed to reduce pollution in every county of the state. Progress also was made to reduce pollution from farms. Also, attempts by some legislators to roll back important pollution reduction programs were soundly defeated.
April 4, 2013
Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Maryland Executive Director Alison Prost issued this statement following passage in the House Environmental Matters Committee of SB 1029, "The Maryland Agricultural Certainty Program." The bill, which already passed the Senate, could be voted on as early as today: "We can't wait 12 years to be sure farmers are reducing pollution. This bill would start getting farmers to meet strict water quality standards now, and to verify those results.
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):
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.