The following stories from the CBF website include information about algal blooms.
Maryland Environmental Organizations Seek Judicial Review of New Valley Proteins Wastewater Permit
February 21, 2023
On Friday, Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), Dorchester Citizens for Planned Growth (DCPG), Friends of the Nanticoke River, ShoreRivers, and Wicomico Environmental Trust filed a legal challenge against Maryland Department of the Environment’s (MDE) newly issued wastewater discharge permit for Valley Proteins’ animal waste rendering plant in Linkwood.
Court of Appeals Vacates Maryland’s Conowingo Dam License, Offering New Chance for Chesapeake Bay Protections
December 20, 2022
Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., vacated the license issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for Conowingo Dam.
CBF Calls on MDE to Deny Hurlock Spray Irrigation Permit
December 1, 2022
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.
CBF Statement on 2022 Chesapeake Bay Dead Zone Survey Results
November 17, 2022
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is encouraged by new survey results released Wednesday by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Old Dominon University that found the area of low dissolved oxygen in the Bay was better than average for 2022.
Virginia Declares More Waterways Damaged by Harmful Algal Blooms
August 11, 2022
Harmful algal blooms that threaten the health of people and pets who spend time on the water led Virginia to add Lake Anna and six other bodies of water to its list of impaired waterways in a recent draft report.
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