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  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation Issues Statement on Army Corps Oyster Restoration Plan

    April 17, 2012

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation Oyster Restoration and Fisheries Scientist Tommy Leggett issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' oyster restoration plan for the Chesapeake Bay. The plan is the subject of a public hearing today in Hampton.

  • 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. "

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation Statement on Virginia's Bay Cleanup Plan (Phase 2 WIP)

    March 30, 2012

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Virginia Executive Director Ann Jennings issued this statement following Governor McDonnell's release today of Virginia's Phase 2 Watershed Implementation Plan for restoring the Chesapeake Bay: "CBF commends Virginia and localities around the state for their ongoing efforts to develop the Phase 2 Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP). This effort is unprecedented in the history of Bay restoration. We share the Governor's assessment that, while there are improvements in the Bay's fisheries resources, the Chesapeake Bay 'remains impaired.'

  • 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."

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