March 28, 2017
(RICHMOND, VA)—Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has proposed giving Alexandria until as late as 2030 to address upgrades to its outdated combined sewer system, which sends untreated sewage into waterways and jeopardizes human health and water quality.
January 14, 2017
June 1, 2016
Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement today following the release of proposed modifications to the consent decree between Baltimore City, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice, and Maryland Department of the Environment, to eliminate sewer overflows in Baltimore.
April 2, 2016
December 9, 2015
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Virginia Executive Director Rebecca LePrell released the following statement after Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe's announcement that the budget he will introduce next week includes $59 million in funding for upgrades to wastewater treatment plants.
Lawsuit Forces Potomac River Plant to Halt Water Pollution Violations and Pay for Millions in Improvements
November 21, 2015
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) voted today to sign a consent decree settling a lawsuit filed by environmental organizations over millions of pounds of pollution being dumped into the Potomac River from its water filtration plant in Potomac, Maryland.
Water Tests Show High Levels of Harmful Bacteria in Some Fresh Water Streams and Lakes in Frederick, Howard, and Harford Counties
July 16, 2015
Some fresh water streams used for swimming, fishing, and other recreation in Maryland have high levels of potentially harmful bacteria, especially after rainstorms, according to water samples taken to date through the summer.
February 3, 2015
Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement on the proposed Obama Administration budget.
Major Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay Pollution: Water Filtration Plant for Montgomery and Prince George's Counties Faces Possible Lawsuit for Clean Water Act Violations
November 13, 2013
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), owner of the Potomac Water Filtration Plant, is facing a new legal challenge today for polluting the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay in violation of the Clean Water Act. Attorneys from Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), on behalf of the Potomac Riverkeeper, together with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), announced the groups' intent to file a lawsuit against WSSC for years of unchecked water pollution from the filtration plant.
February 12, 2013
Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Maryland Executive Director Alison Prost issued this statement concerning a hearing on SB 391. The legislation is designed to overturn last year's septics and growth legislation.