2015 Press Releases

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Federal & Baywide

January 16, 2015

CBF Issues Statement on New Menhaden Stock Assessment

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation Senior Fisheries Scientist Bill Goldsborough issued this statement following the release of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) menhaden stock assessment yesterday. Read More

January 14, 2015

CBF Issues Statement on Farm Conservation Funding

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement following the announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that the region will receive $19 million in additional funding as one of eight Critical Conservation Areas to be included in the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) under the federal Farm Bill. An additional $5.3 million was awarded from a fund set up for state projects that improve water quality. Read More

January 5, 2015

State of the Bay: Water Quality Improvements Offset By Fisheries Declines

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) biennial State of the Bay Report is a mix of good and bad news. The good news is that the overall pollution score improved, but that improvement was offset by declines in fisheries. "While we can celebrate water quality improvements, we must also acknowledge that many local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay are still polluted. They remain a system dangerously out of balance," said CBF President William C. Baker. Read More

Maryland

January 22, 2015

CBF: Sad Day for Maryland

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)— "This is a sad day in the long fight to make Maryland waters clean enough for swimming and fishing. Governor Hogan has hurt the river and streams on Maryland's Eastern Shore where 228,000 tons of excess manure will continue to be applied to farm fields each year, and to wash off into nearby creeks and river. The new governor rolled back 10 years of progress when he withdrew the Phosphorus Management Tool, a common sense, science-based solution to the manure crisis." Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement following Governor Hogan's withdrawal Wednesday of the Phosphorus Management Tool and nitrate oxide reduction regulations. Read More

January 19, 2015

CBF Will Challenge in Court Maryland's Stormwater Permits for Howard, Carroll, Charles, Frederick and Harford Counties

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) filed a  Notice of Appeal on Friday, Jan. 16 with the Circuit Court of Howard County notifying the court that CBF intends to challenge the Maryland Department of the Environment's (MDE) new stormwater permit for Howard County. CBF also will file similar notices this week announcing intended challenges of new MDE permits for Carroll, Charles, Frederick and Harford counties. Read More

Pennsylvania

January 15, 2015

Clean Water Counts!  in Greene County: CBF Applauds Commissioners for Adopting Clean Water Resolution

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) applauds the Greene County Commissioners for adopting a Clean Water Counts resolution, calling on state officials to make clean water a top priority for the Keystone State.

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January 15, 2015

Clean Water Counts!  in Erie County: CBF Applauds Commissioners for Adopting Clean Water Resolution

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) applauds the Erie County Commissioners for adopting a Clean Water Counts resolution, calling on state officials to make clean water a top priority for the Keystone State.

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January 13, 2015

CBF Issues Statement on Quigley, Dunn, Redding Nominations

(HARRISBURG, PA)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation Pennsylvania Executive Director Harry Campbell issued this statement following the announcement by Governor-elect Wolf of the nominations of John Quigley to head the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Cindy Dunn to head the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), and Russell Redding to head the Department of Agriculture.

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January 8, 2015

Clean Water Counts!  in Washington County: CBF Applauds Commissioners for Adopting Clean Water Resolution

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) applauds the Washington County Commissioners for adopting a Clean Water Counts resolution, calling on state officials to make clean water a top priority for the Keystone State.

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Virginia

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