January 29, 2014
Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) President William C. Baker issued this statement regarding a new federal Farm Bill, which was passed today by the U.S. House of Representatives: "CBF commends the House for passing a new federal Farm Bill, and we celebrate its strong new conservation program, known as the Regional Conservation Partnership Program. This program will help farmers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed keep fertilizer on the land and out of the water. It will help them continue to implement the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.
January 15, 2014
Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued a statement following Governor O'Malley's budget press conference today. The governor's budget proposes at least $112 million to reduce non-point sources of pollution.
December 12, 2013
Ann Jennings, Virginia Executive Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued the following statement regarding Gov. Bob McDonnell's proposed 2014-16 budget for clean water initiatives in Virginia: "As we near the end of Governor McDonnell�s term, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation acknowledge the governor's efforts to maintain progress in restoring the Chesapeake Bay."
December 3, 2013
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation�s Senior Water Quality Scientist Beth McGee issued this statement following the release of the Chesapeake Bay Program�s Bay Barometer. "This report is a sobering reminder that although we have made progress in reducing pollution, we still have a long way to go to restore local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay.
October 8, 2013
Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker and Vice President for Litigation Jon Mueller issued these statements following notification that the American Farm Bureau Federation and others intend to appeal Judge Sylvia Rambo's ruling that Bay restoration efforts are legal. William C. Baker said: "It is disappointing that so much effort has to be spent in the courts, versus on cleaning up the Bay and its rivers and streams. We are confident that the Bay clean-up plan will be upheld on appeal.
July 25, 2013
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Senior Scientist Chris Moore issued this statement in response to the swimming advisories posted at Anderson, Hilton, Huntington Park, and King/Lincoln beaches.
April 18, 2013
Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement following the release of the Chesapeake Bay Program 2012 survey of underwater grasses in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. "In Bay restoration we don't often see straight line progress, and the decline in underwater grasses in the Chesapeake Bay, as shown by the 2012 numbers, is a sobering reminder that extreme weather can set back recovery. It also reminds us that we need to focus on the elements we can control, especially reducing pollution to the Bay.
April 4, 2013
Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Maryland Executive Director Alison Prost issued this statement following passage in the House Environmental Matters Committee of SB 1029, "The Maryland Agricultural Certainty Program." The bill, which already passed the Senate, could be voted on as early as today: "We can't wait 12 years to be sure farmers are reducing pollution. This bill would start getting farmers to meet strict water quality standards now, and to verify those results.
March 27, 2013
Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Executive Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) issued this statement following the release of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) comprehensive survey of the overall health of America's waterways. The 2008-2009 National Rivers and Stream Assessment reflects the most recent data available, and is part of EPA's expanded effort to monitor waterways in the U.S. and gather scientific data on the condition of the nation's water resources.
March 26, 2013
Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Hampton Roads Senior Scientist Chris Moore issued this statement following today's action by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to establish harvest allocations for the Atlantic menhaden bait fishery in Virginia: