2016 Press Releases

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Federal & Baywide

January 26, 2016

CBF Board Elects Harry T. Lester as Chairman

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) President William C. Baker announced that CBF's Board of Trustees has elected Harry T. Lester as its new Chairman. Read More

January 20, 2016

CBF and Partners Argue Supreme Court Should Let Bay Restoration Rulings Stand

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) President William C. Baker and partners issued the following statement regarding their brief calling for the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand the lower courts' rulings on challenges to Bay restoration. Read More


February 2, 2016

Environment, Budget Leaders Introduce Bill to Make Chicken Companies Responsible for Their Manure in Maryland

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Environment and budget committee leaders in the Maryland General Assembly are among more than 50 legislators who have thrown their support behind The Poultry Litter Management Act. Read More

January 20, 2016

Governor Hogan's Budget Could Boost Bay Recovery

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement about the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget presented today by Governor Hogan. Read More

January 14, 2016

Top Chesapeake Bay Legislation in 2016 Would Make Chicken Companies Responsible for Manure

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—A broad coalition of environmental groups is banding together during the 2016 Maryland General Assembly to support legislation requiring poultry companies to take responsibility for the manure their chickens produce. Read More


February 2, 2016

CBF Welcomes Restored EPA Funding for DEP, Urges Pennsylvania to Support Its Clean Water Plan

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) welcomed the news that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) restored $3 million in program funding to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and sees it as another step to get the Commonwealth back on track toward its clean water commitments.

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January 21, 2016

Pennsylvania Releases New Strategy for Reducing Water Pollution

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has unveiled a new strategy for cleaning up its polluted waterways, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is calling on leaders in Harrisburg to make the necessary investments to ensure its success.

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January 21, 2016

CBF Statement on Virginia Budget Amendments

(RICHMOND, VA)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Virginia Executive Director Rebecca LePrell issued the following statement on legislative budget proposals posted today that would boost funding for programs that help farms and cities reduce pollution entering Virginia's waterways. Read More


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