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  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation Issues Statement on Virginia Water Quality Report

    March 26, 2012

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Virginia Senior Scientist Mike Gerel issued the statement below following today's release of Virginia's latest water quality report by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ): "The latest Virginia report provides real evidence that pollution can be reduced and streams restored if local cleanup plans are aggressively funded and implemented.

  • 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:

  • CBF Opposes Goodlatte Legislation

    March 7, 2012

  • Pennsylvania Submits Draft Water Plan and Milestone Achievements

    February 20, 2012

    Matthew J. Ehrhart, Pennsylvania Executive Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), today issued the following statement in conjunction with the EPA's evaluation of the draft Pennsylvania Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP), recently submitted by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

  • 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."

  • CBF Issues Statement on Obama Budget Released Today

    February 13, 2012

  • Free Farmer Workshops: Cleaner Barnyards, Healthier Streams, and Fewer Worries: Strategies You Can Use Now

    February 7, 2012

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and partners are hosting two free workshops for Chester County and southern Lancaster County producers interested in improving farming operations, and local water quality. Attendees will receive basic information and financial-assistance opportunities including the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP), and the Buffer Bonus program, which is available to Plain Sect communities.

  • Statement from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation on Release Today of Virginia Oyster Harvest Results

    February 7, 2012

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Virginia Oyster Restoration Scientist Tommy Leggett issued this statement following the release today of Virginia's latest oyster harvest results: "Virginia's burgeoning oyster harvests underscore the importance of the Chesapeake Bay as an economic engine for Virginia. Even though degraded, the Bay and Virginia rivers produced $22 million in positive economic impact from last year�s oyster harvest alone. To continue to grow Virginia's economy and create jobs, it is critical that the Commonwealth continue efforts to restore oysters and to improve water quality in the Bay and its rivers. Bay and oyster restoration have never been so timely or important.

  • PA General Assembly: Move HB1950 Forward

    February 6, 2012

    Matthew J. Ehrhart, Pennsylvania Executive Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and a member of the Governor's Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, today issued the following statement in response to the final Marcellus bill being voted out of conference committee."HB1950 represents a tremendous step forward for the Commonwealth in managing current and future drilling operations in the Marcellus Shale formation. This bill combines the best of the environmental protection provisions from both SB1100 and HB1950, and improved upon them. The result is a package that while not perfect, will help protect Pennsylvania's environment.

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