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  • 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.

  • 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.

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