Following the Talbot County Circuit Court’s dismissal of CBF's challenge to MDE's wastewater treatment permit for the Lakeside at Trappe development, CBF today filed an appeal to the Appellate Court of Maryland.Read More
Between now and Nov. 14, Maryland residents have an opportunity to provide comments to the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) concerning a permit that governs how more than 1,400 industrial facilities manage pollution from stormwater runoff.Read More
CBF urged the White House not to limit the guidance it is drafting on valuing the benefits of healthy ecosystems just to regulatory decisions in comments CBF recently submitted to the Office of Management and Budget.Read More
TC Energy, the company that operates a gas compressor in Petersburg—a small city outside of Richmond, Virginia—is planning to expand its operations. The proposal would increase pollution and possibly endanger the health of a mostly Black community already besieged with pollution from other industries.Read More
September 21, 2023
Following the Talbot County Circuit Court’s dismissal of CBF's challenge to MDE's wastewater treatment permit for the Lakeside at Trappe development, CBF today filed an appeal to the Appellate Court of Maryland.
September 20, 2023
Between now and Nov. 14, Maryland residents have an opportunity to provide comments to the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) concerning a permit that governs how more than 1,400 industrial facilities manage pollution from stormwater runoff.
August 17, 2023
A recent report from the Chesapeake Bay Program highlighted the loss of trees in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Following the release of the report, Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Maryland Office Staff Attorney Matt Stegman issued this statement.
August 9, 2023
CBF President and CEO Hilary Harp Falk is pleased to announce that CBF will honor Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin with its Clean Water Legacy Award at the 2024 DC on the Half Shell gala next March.
July 26, 2023
The Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership is accepting nominations for the Annual Mira Lloyd Dock Partnership Diversity Award, given in recognition of conservation work in environmental justice communities in Pennsylvania.
CBF Applauds $14.3 Million in Bay Program Grants To Benefit Pennsylvania Farms, Improve Local Waters
July 25, 2023
CBF applauded today’s announcement in Pennsylvania that $14.3 million will benefit farms and help farmers implement conservation measures to improve water quality locally and at the Chesapeake Bay.
July 14, 2023
CBF on Thursday filed an amicus brief asking the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to reverse a Commonwealth Court decision that the Borough of West Chester’s stormwater fee is a tax as applied to West Chester University of Pennsylvania property within the borough.
June 7, 2023
Summer is coming, and what many don’t realize is that sealing driveways and parking lots can pose significant risks both to human health and to aquatic life in our rivers and streams.
September 2, 2023
In a budget agreement reached this week, legislators in Virginia’s General Assembly agreed to amendments for the second year of Virginia’s two-year state budget for fiscal years 2023 and 2024.
July 17, 2023
Osprey nests in Virginia’s lower Chesapeake Bay are failing at the highest rate ever recorded, according to data released this month by the College of William & Mary’s Center for Conservation Biology.
June 29, 2023
The Virginia Department on Environmental Quality (DEQ) today announced an updated process for protecting Virginia wetlands following the Sackett Supreme Court decision.
Richmond Environmental Course Equips Residents to Advocate for Thriving Communities and Healthy Waterways
June 29, 2023
Richmond-area residents will discuss the most pressing environmental issues facing Central Virginia while building leadership skills at a free adult environmental course this summer held by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF).
September 20, 2023
CBF urged the White House not to limit the guidance it is drafting on valuing the benefits of healthy ecosystems just to regulatory decisions in comments CBF recently submitted to the Office of Management and Budget.
September 14, 2023
CBF is bringing its comprehensive adult education and advocacy course to the Washington, D.C., metro region this fall and encourages area residents who care about clean water to register now.
July 28, 2023
The Senate Appropriations Committee has finished work on a fiscal year 2024 spending bill with encouraging increases for important Bay programs.
July 26, 2023
A federal ocean justice strategy should identify and empower groups that work directly with disadvantaged communities and provide under-invested communities the tools to secure long-term funding in the event federal funding lapses, CBF advised the Biden administration in recent comments.
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- Fact Sheet: The Moment in Time: The Case for the Clean Water Blueprint for the Chesapeake
- Report: Debunking the "Job Killer" Myth: How Pollution Limits Encourage Jobs in the Chesapeake Bay Region