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Streams ramble like arteries through wetlands of varying shades of green and brown.

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New Federal Wetlands Definition Threatens Bay Cleanup

In an unprecedented assault on the Clean Water Act, the Trump administration's new definition of "Waters of the United States" slashes federal protections for wetlands and waterways that are essential to restoring the Chesapeake Bay.

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CBF Statement on Opposing Conowingo Dam Settlement Offer in Comments Filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation today urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reject Maryland’s Conowingo Dam settlement offer with Exelon.

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CBF Statement on Oral Arguments in Federal Lawsuit Regarding Out-Of-State Power Plant Pollution

Chesapeake Bay Foundation and environmental partners continued their legal support of Maryland and Delaware’s efforts to compel EPA to require coal-fired power plants in other states to operate their pollution controls.

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The Chesapeake Bay's 64,000-square-mile watershed covers parts of six states and is home to more than 18 million people.

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