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  • CBF Issues Statement Following Release of the Federal Appropriations Bill

    December 10, 2014

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Vice President Kim Coble issued this statement concerning the release of the federal appropriations bill: "This is a critical moment in time for Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts and CBF commends the continued Congressional support to reduce pollution and restore water quality to local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay. The federal government plays a crucial role in clean-up efforts, and this budget bill honors its commitment to the goal of clean water.

  • CBF Applauds Wittman and Warner on Passage of the Chesapeake Bay Accountability and Recovery Act of 2014

    December 2, 2014

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) President William C. Baker released this statement today following Senate passage of the Chesapeake Bay Accountability and Recovery Act of 2014. The legislation, SB 1000, creates a comprehensive cross-cut budget for federal restoration activities in the Bay watershed. The budget will provide a comprehensive list of state and federal restoration activities within the Bay watershed, including federal funding levels and a description of restoration activities for past, current and future years.

  • CBF: Fracking Study Sets High Bar for Gas Drilling—On Paper

    November 25, 2014

    Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement after the release today of the final report of the Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative: "This is the kind of in-depth planning that we have been calling for on a regional scale for several years. We hope this report spurs the federal government to complete a similar, comprehensive study of the impacts of drilling on the entire Chesapeake Bay watershed. No one state can foresee all the repercussions of drilling.

  • Ten Years of Study is Enough Time to Wait; Clean the Creeks of Eastern Shore

    November 17, 2014

    Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement following the O'Malley Administration's submission of proposed Phosphorus Management Tool regulations to the Maryland Joint Administrative, Executive & Legislative Review committee (AELR)

  • Study Reveals Conowingo Dam Only One of Many Pollution Sources

    November 13, 2014

    Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement following the release today of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed Assessment (LSRWA):

  • Less Pollution from Manure Only Way to Clean Up Eastern Shore Creeks

    November 7, 2014

    Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued a statement today following the release of an economic impact study by the BEACON consulting service of the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University on the phosphorus management tool.

  • CBF Issues Statement Following ASMFC Decision to Reduce Harvest of Striped Bass

    October 30, 2014

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Vice President Kim Coble issued this statement following the decision of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) to reduce harvest of striped bass.

  • CBF Issues Statement Following Gov. Corbett's Signing of the Buffer Bill

    October 22, 2014

    Harry Campbell, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Pennsylvania Executive Director, issued this statement following Governor Corbett's signing of HB1565. The legislation removes important protections for Pennsylvania's most pristine waterways.

  • CBF Calls on Governor Corbett to Veto HB1565 - Bill That Will Pollute Pennsylvania's Waterways

    October 16, 2014

    Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) issued the following statement in response to the Pennsylvania Legislature's passage of HB1565 last evening. "CBF is calling on Governor Corbett to veto HB1565, which now goes to his desk after passing both the House and Senate. We are disappointed in the passage of this bill, which removes protections for Pennsylvania's most pristine streams and allows developers to cut down streamside trees. The bill is a huge step backward for the Commonwealth's clean water efforts."

  • CBF Notes Contributions of the Late Senator Mike Waugh to Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Efforts

    October 14, 2014

    Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation issued the following statement on the passing of former Senator Mike Waugh.

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