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  • 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.

  • CBF Issues Statement on Congressional Efforts to Derail the Blueprint

    July 19, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement following the passage of Congressman Goodlatte’s amendment to H.R. 6147, the Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act, 2019.

  • New EPA Coal Ash Rule Reduces Environmental Protections

    July 18, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Environmental Protection Agency has issued final rules governing the handling and monitoring of hazardous coal ash.

  • CBF Issues Statement on Bay Program Pollution Reduction Estimates

    July 17, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Beth McGee, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Director of Science and Agricultural Policy, issued this statement following the release of Chesapeake Bay Program data on modeled reductions in pollution.

  • CBF Issues Statement on Amendment to Weaken Bay Clean-Up Efforts

    July 13, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation President Will Baker issued this statement today after Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) again offered an amendment to weaken the Chesapeake Bay clean-up effort.

  • CBF Issues Statement on CBSAC Crab Report

    June 27, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation interim Environmental Protection and Restoration Vice President Alison Prost issued this statement following the release of the Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee's (CBSAC) annual blue crab report.

  • CBF Issues Statement on EPA Expectations

    June 20, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Today, officials from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a letter outlining their expectations as the Bay jurisdictions prepare Phase III Watershed Implementation Plans.

  • Dredging Man-O-War Shoal Could Deplete Oyster Restoration Budget, with Uncertain Benefits

    June 18, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director, issued this statement following a media report that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on May 17 granted a request by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to dredge up to five million bushels of oyster shells from the Man-O-War Shoals near the mouth of the Patapsco River over five years, and perhaps as many as 30 million bushels longer term.

  • CBF Issues Statement on EPA Power Plant Decision

    June 2, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Jon Mueller, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Vice President for Litigation, issued this statement following EPA's announcement that it plans to deny a petition to force 19 out-of-state power plants to reduce pollution harming Marylanders and the Chesapeake Bay.

  • CBF Commends Casey Bill That Increases Federal Support for Planting More Streamside Buffers

    June 1, 2018

    (HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation issued the following statement from Pennsylvania Executive Director Harry Campbell, after Senator Robert P. Casey Jr., (D-Pa.) introduced a bill to provide greater federal assistance to farmers so they can plant more forested riparian buffers in Pennsylvania.

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