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  • CBF Statement on Referral to AG of Fones Cliffs Violations

    September 21, 2018

    (RICHMOND, VA)—The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has referred violations by Fones Cliffs developer, Virginia True Corporation, to the Virginia Attorney General’s Office for enforcement. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation had called for a significant penalty for these violations.

  • CBF Issues Statement Concerning Oyster Sanctuary Changes

    September 5, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Today Governor Hogan announced that the state will shift restoration efforts from Breton Bay to the Manokin River. The decision to use only state funds for restoration on the Manokin raises serious concerns that the sanctuary could be opened to harvest in the future.

  • CBF Statement on Pipeline Decision by Water Control Board

    August 22, 2018

    (RICHMOND, VA)—The Virginia State Water Control Board yesterday voted to continue with status quo water quality protections for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Mountain Valley Pipeline. Chesapeake Bay Foundation Senior Attorney and Virginia Assistant Director Peggy Sanner released the following statement.

  • CBF Statement on FERC Pipeline Approval Challenge

    August 16, 2018

    (RICHMOND, VA)—Today the Chesapeake Bay Foundation joined a challenge to Atlantic Coast Pipeline approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, filed by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of CBF and other conservation groups.

  • CBF Statement on Halt of Atlantic Coast Pipeline Work

    August 13, 2018

    (RICHMOND, VA)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation Virginia Assistant Director and Senior Attorney Peggy Sanner issued the following statement following the decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission late last week to halt work on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline after the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated key pipeline permits.

  • CBF Issues Statement on Court Ruling on Chlorpyrifos

    August 9, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) President William C. Baker issued this statement following the decision by the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals requiring EPA to end its approval of the use of chlorpyrifos.

  • CBF Statement on Virginia Menhaden Compliance Decision Delay

    August 8, 2018

    (RICHMOND, VA)—Yesterday the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Menhaden Management Board postponed a decision on Virginia’s compliance with the latest menhaden harvest cap on the Chesapeake Bay reduction fishery until its February meeting.

  • CBF Statement on Senate Letter Urging Bay Funding in Farm Bill

    August 1, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—As the Senate voted to go to conference with the House on the Farm Bill, a bipartisan group of 23 members of Congress from both the Senate and House, led by Sen. Chris Van Hollen, in a letter urged support for Chesapeake Bay investment in the Farm Bill.

  • CBF Statement on High Flows at Conowingo Dam

    July 30, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Lisa Feldt, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Vice President for Environmental Protection and Restoration, issued the following statement in response to the high flows at Conowingo Dam.

  • CBF Supports Baltimore Lawsuit Seeking Climate Change Compensation

    July 20, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation President Will Baker issued this statement after Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh announced her city is suing energy companies for allegedly knowingly contributing to climate change which increases costs for local governments.

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