News

  • CBF Cautions Swimmers and Others to Avoid Water Contact After Storms

    May 25, 2012

  • CBF Statement on Potomac River Endangerment Listing

    May 15, 2012

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement following the release of the American Rivers' annual "America's Most Endangered Rivers" report which named the Potomac one of the nation's most endangered rivers:

  • CBF Challenges Plan for Offshore Testing at Steel Plant

    May 2, 2012

  • CBF Statement on Blue Crab Survey

    April 19, 2012

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Fisheries Director Bill Goldsborough issued this statement following the release today of the 2012 blue crab winter dredge survey: "The results of the latest blue crab survey are most heartening. Recruitment (the number of young crabs in the population) is the largest on record, and total abundance approaches levels we have not seen since the early 1990s. Clearly, the blue crab population continues to rebound, and that is great news for crabs, crabbers, and the Chesapeake Bay."

  • Major Wins for Chesapeake Bay in 2012 Legislative Session

    April 10, 2012

    The Chesapeake Bay and local creeks and rivers should improve significantly in the coming years as a result of bold action by Governor O'Malley and the Maryland General Assembly during this year's legislative session, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) told its 86,000 members in the state today.

  • Maryland Increases State Polluted Waterways List by 37

    April 6, 2012

    Fifteen of the 37 creeks, rivers and sections of the Chesapeake Bay recently added to Maryland's dirty water list are polluted because of runoff from urban and suburban areas, according to a review of the report by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF). "The cost to Marylanders of this dirty water is billions of dollars in lost revenues, jobs, property values, and quality of life," said Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of CBF. "We must invest and plan now to reduce pollution from polluted runoff, and from unmanaged, sprawl development. "

  • Latest Bay Clean-up Plan, Two-year Milestones, Make Progress But Lack Details, Funding, Accountability

    March 13, 2012

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has submitted formal comments on Maryland's Draft Phase 2 Watershed Implementation Plan and Two-Year Milestones, expressing concerns that the state may not be able to finish cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay in coming years as promised.

  • Proposal Would Cripple Bay Clean-up Effort, Jeopardize Maryland Leadership

    March 7, 2012

    Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement following the vote Tuesday by the Senate Budget and Taxation Subcommittee on Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment to further reduce funding to the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund:

  • EPA Says Maryland Needs Funding to Reduce Polluted Runoff

    February 20, 2012

    Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) evaluation of Maryland's draft Bay clean-up plan and two-year milestone: "We share EPA's view: Maryland has a strong plan, but needs dedicated funding to clean up polluted runoff and to finish upgrading sewage plants."

  • Governor's Budget Is Good Opening Proposal For Environment

    January 18, 2012

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Maryland Executive Director Alison Prost issued this statement in response to the FY 2013 budget proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley this morning: "In difficult economic times we applaud Gov. O'Malley for introducing a budget that invests in our sewage plants, as well as projects to reduce contaminated runoff. Sound environmental policies lead to job creation; we all win."

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