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  • Will Gas Drilling Company Overturn The Way DEP Has Calculated Penalties For Nearly 40 Years? We’ll See

    May 12, 2017

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation Statement on Opening Atlantic Coast to Offshore Drilling

    April 28, 2017

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation Vice President Kim Coble issued the following statement regarding reports that the Trump Administration has proposed opening areas of the Atlantic coast to offshore oil and gas drilling.

  • As Hogan signs fracking ban, environmentalists question his record

    April 5, 2017

  • CBF Statement on President Obama's Offshore Drilling Decision

    March 14, 2016

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Virginia Executive Director Rebecca LePrell issued the following statement on the announcement today that Virginia will remain off limits for offshore oil and gas drilling.

  • CBF Supports Severance Tax on Natural Gas Extraction if Clean Water Efforts in Pennsylvania Get Share of the Revenues

    July 29, 2015

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today issued the following statement from Pennsylvania Assistant Executive Director Lee Ann Murray, explaining its conditional support of a severance tax on natural gas extraction in the Commonwealth.

  • CBF Issues Statement on Halt to Natural Gas Permits

    January 30, 2015

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation Pennsylvania Executive Director Harry Campbell issued this statement following Gov. Tom Wolf's moratorium on natural gas drilling in state forests and state parks:

  • 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.

  • CBF Testifies that Cumulative Impacts of Drilling for Natural Gas Remain Unknown

    July 29, 2014

    CBF supports bill providing for public participation and a proactive approach to analyzing potential damage.

  • Pennsylvania Court Decision Provides Environmental Protection

    July 27, 2012

    LeeAnn Murray, Pennsylvania Staff Attorney for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today issued the following statement in response to a recent Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania decision affirming the ability of local authorities to zone drilling activities. The Court additionally overturned a permit waiver provision. "The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania yesterday issued a significant win for the state's natural resources and citizens by closing a loophole in the regulation of drilling for natural gas. Their decision ensures the environmental protections of Act 13 are carried out by striking a provision that allows the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to permit a waiver of established setbacks from water sources.

  • PA General Assembly: Move HB1950 Forward

    February 6, 2012

    Matthew J. Ehrhart, Pennsylvania Executive Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and a member of the Governor's Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, today issued the following statement in response to the final Marcellus bill being voted out of conference committee."HB1950 represents a tremendous step forward for the Commonwealth in managing current and future drilling operations in the Marcellus Shale formation. This bill combines the best of the environmental protection provisions from both SB1100 and HB1950, and improved upon them. The result is a package that while not perfect, will help protect Pennsylvania's environment.