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.
October 8, 2013
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today marked the beginning of construction of the Brock Environmental Center, which when completed in 2014 will be the greenest, most sustainable building in Virginia and among the greenest structures in the world.
September 13, 2013
Pennsylvania Federal Judge Sylvia Rambo today issued a ruling upholding Bay clean-up efforts, and rejecting the arguments of the Farm Bureau, the National Association of Home Builders, and other big agriculture interests. The ruling affirmed that EPA, working with the states, has the authority to set science-based pollution limits.
CBF Names Veteran Virginian-Pilot Environmental Reporter as 2013 Virginia Conservationist of the Year
August 29, 2013
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has presented its 2013 Virginia Conservationist of the Year Award to Scott Harper, longtime environmental reporter for The Virginian-Pilot newspaper.
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.
August 13, 2013
More than 90 percent of Virginia voters support the Commonwealth's plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay and want the next governor to move forward on implementing the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, the federal-state plan to restore the Bay, according to new bipartisan polling.
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.
August 2, 2013
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is issuing a final call to the Hampton Roads community for used and salvaged building materials to help create the Brock Environmental Center at Pleasure House Point.
July 18, 2013
Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement following Senate confirmation of Gina McCarthy as Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency. "We are delighted that Gina McCarthy has been confirmed.