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CBF Urges White House to Pause Public Comment Period for Federal Rules during National Emergency

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation urged the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to ensure all citizens can participate in the federal rulemaking process by pausing the comment periods for non-emergency pending and proposed new regulations, and postponing all related hearings, until President Trump lifts the national emergency declaration he issued March 13.

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Farmer plants tree in pasture.

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General Assembly Approves Legislation to Help Farmers Make Environmental Improvements; Other Environmental Priorities Fail to Pass in Shortened Session

The Maryland General Assembly passed legislation to help farmers add environmental best practices to their land, but the shortened session due to the spread of coronavirus left many environmental and other issues unaddressed.

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CBF Commends Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Measure Farmers’ Conservation Efforts

Sens. Bob Casey and Shelley Moore Capito and Reps. Marcia Fudge and Glenn Thompson have introduced companion bills in the Senate and the House that direct the Department of Agriculture to measure, evaluate, and report on the effectiveness of its conservation programs.

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Upcoming Events

The health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, supporters, and staff are our top priorities, and we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. For updates on CBF's activities and events, see our blog.

Saturday, April 11

Baltimore Oyster Gardening Care

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 9
Downtown Sailing Center
Baltimore, Maryland
Saturday, April 11

Buffer Planting: St. Mary's County

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 10
St. Mary's County
Hollywood, Maryland
Saturday, April 18

Buffer Planting: Carroll County

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 17
Carroll County
Taneytown, Maryland
Saturday, April 25

Baltimore Oyster Gardening Care

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 23
Lighthouse Point - Oasis Marina
Baltimore, Maryland

Where We Work

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

CBF has programs in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

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