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  • CBF Statement on Virginia Budget Amendments

    January 21, 2016

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Virginia Executive Director Rebecca LePrell issued the following statement on legislative budget proposals posted today that would boost funding for programs that help farms and cities reduce pollution entering Virginia's waterways.

  • Pennsylvania Releases New Strategy for Reducing Water Pollution

    January 21, 2016

    The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has unveiled a new strategy for cleaning up its polluted waterways, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is calling on leaders in Harrisburg to make the necessary investments to ensure its success.

  • CBF and Partners Argue Supreme Court Should Let Bay Restoration Rulings Stand

    January 20, 2016

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) President William C. Baker and partners issued the following statement regarding their brief calling for the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand the lower courts' rulings on challenges to Bay restoration.

  • Top Chesapeake Bay Legislation in 2016 Would Make Chicken Companies Responsible for Manure

    January 14, 2016

    A broad coalition of environmental groups is banding together during the 2016 Maryland General Assembly to support legislation requiring poultry companies to take responsibility for the manure their chickens produce.

  • CBF Puts Environmental Protection Funding into Perspective

    December 30, 2015

    Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Executive Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) issued this statement following Governor Tom Wolf's line-item veto of parts of the state budget for 2015-16, specifically relating to funding the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

  • CBF Statement on State's Request to Delay Oyster Restoration Project

    December 24, 2015

    Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement following word that the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has requested the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers delay an oyster restoration project on the Tred Avon River.

  • CBF Presents 2015 Legislator of the Year Award to Senator Watkins

    December 22, 2015

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has presented Senator John C. Watkins (R-Midlothian) with one of five 2015 Legislator of the Year Awards in appreciation of his long-term support for Virginia programs to restore the Bay and local waterways.

  • CBF Presents 2015 Legislator Awards to Five Legislators

    December 22, 2015

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has presented 2015 Legislator of the Year awards to Senator Emmett W. Hanger Jr. (R-Mount Solon), Senator Lynwood W. Lewis Jr. (D-Accomac), Delegate Edward T. Scott (R-Culpeper), and Delegate Michael J. Webert (R-Culpeper) for their leadership in securing about $27 million in funding during the last Virginia General Assembly session to help farmers reduce runoff pollution.

  • CBF Statement: Federal Budget Helps Bay

    December 18, 2015

    Will Baker, President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement after Congress passed the federal budget today:

  • Environmental Groups Appeal Decision to Allow 1,000-Home Development on Kent Island Waterfront

    December 18, 2015

    Environmental groups and citizens filed an appeal today in the Circuit Court for Queen Anne's County to challenge a November decision by the Maryland Board of Public Works to permit the 1,079-unit Four Seasons development on Kent Island.

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