This week, big news came out of Virginia: the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project was cancelled by its developers. It was a landmark win not only for the environment and the diverse coalition of advocates and organizations that opposed the project (including CBF) but also for communities threatened by the pipeline’s proposed route. It also showed the power of our collective voices working to hold government and businesses accountable for clean water. Learn about how we’re raising citizen voices, why we’re challenging the repeal of the Clean Power Plan, six issues we’re watching that have made headlines, and some good news out of Congress!
This week, Dominion Energy and Duke Energy announced they are cancelling the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project. The pipeline would have crossed steep mountainous terrain, fragmented valuable forests, polluted streams and rivers, and threatened vulnerable communities along a 600-mile path through Virginia. Read the backstory and why this is a huge win for the Bay!
Acting as a watchdog for the Bay is a key part of CBF’s mission—one that is critical amid the current federal administration’s assault on regulations that protect our water and air. Want to help? Learn how we’re raising citizen voices to fight back for effective, science-based solutions to the pollution that threatens the Bay.
We’re challenging the federal government’s repeal of the Clean Power Plan and its replacement with the Affordable Clean Energy Rule. What are the effects of the repeal, and why does it matter for a saved Bay? Get the rundown on the link between energy policy, climate change, and pollution in the Chesapeake watershed.
The actions governments and industries take can significantly impact efforts to reduce pollution in the Bay watershed. That’s why we work at local, state, and federal levels for effective laws and regulations for a healthy Bay. While not an exhaustive list, here are some of the big issues we’re watching that made headlines this year.
Good news from Congress! After the Trump administration proposed slashing funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program by more than 91 percent this year, the House of Representatives this week took a step toward increasing the program’s funding by $5.5 million. The program coordinates the federal-state-local effort to restore and preserve the Bay and its waterways.
What You Can Do
- Are you an educator? You can still register for next week’s professional learning course, A Right to Nature in the City: The Importance of Urban Environmental Education.
- Visit our Action Center to learn how you can become a voice for clean water.
- Register for our upcoming webinar on July 15, The Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint: A Model to Reduce Global Dead Zones?
- Help us continue to bring the Bay to you at home each week. Give today!