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.
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.
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.
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.
May 31, 2018
Yesterday, Virginia's General Assembly approved a budget for the Commonwealth for the next two fiscal years, which will become law once signed by Gov. Ralph Northam.
May 9, 2018
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist Chris Moore issued this statement following the release of the Winter Crab Dredge Survey results.
April 30, 2018
(RICHMOND, VA)—As the Environmental Protection Agency considers changes to federal rules governing the disposal of coal ash, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation today filed written comments expressing concerns that the proposed revisions could increase risks from coal ash.
CBF Applauds Hogan Administration for Holding Exelon Accountable for Its Share of Conowingo Clean-Up
April 27, 2018
(ANNAPOLIS,MD)—Alison Prost, Acting Vice President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement following Maryland’s issuance today of a Water Quality Certification to Exelon Generation Company LLC to operate the Conowingo Dam for the next 50 years.
April 24, 2018
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)--The Chesapeake Bay Program announced today that in 2017 Bay grasses covered almost 105,000 acres, a new record.
April 12, 2018
(RICHMOND, VA)—Virginia's State Water Control Board today in a 5-0 vote approved permits for three Virginia poultry operations.