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Green farm pasture with fencing, mountains in the background.

Matt Kowalski/CBF Staff

CBF Calls on MDE to Deny Hurlock Spray Irrigation Permit

CBF scientists are concerned a groundwater discharge permit renewal that would enable the Town of Hurlock’s wastewater treatment plant to continue spraying 725,000 gallons of treated wastewater per day onto farm fields puts water quality and wildlife at risk.

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Birds are silhouetted as they fly across the rising sun by marsh land on Virginia's Eastern Shore

Bob Diller

Virginia Rep. Donald McEachin, Champion for Clean Water and Environmental Justice, Passes

U.S. Rep. Donald McEachin, who represented Virginia’s fourth Congressional district including parts of Richmond and Central and Southside Virginia, passed away Nov. 28.

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A stream runs through a lush green farm with barns, a silo, and rolling hills in the background.

Justin Black/iLCP

CBF Issues Statement On EPA Analysis of PA WIP

On Monday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Pennsylvania’s final Watershed Implementation Plan did not demonstrate how the Commonwealth would meet its Bay Restoration goals for nitrogen and sediment pollution reduction.

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