CBF Statement on Referral to AG of Fones Cliffs Violations

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has referred violations by Fones Cliffs developer, Virginia True Corporation, to the Virginia Attorney General's Office for enforcement. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) had called for a significant penalty for these violations. CBF Virginia Assistant Director and Senior Attorney Peggy Sanner released the following statement.

"We applaud DEQ's decision to refer the case to the Attorney General in response to the destructive actions taken at Fones Cliffs. We urge consideration of a substantial penalty for damage to the cliffs, a Virginia treasure.
"After public promises to protect the environment, the developer flagrantly bulldozed 13 acres atop the cliffs. Even after being ordered to stop work, the developer delayed for months before installing required sediment and erosion controls. Predictably, rains this year on exposed land have led to massive erosion of the cliffs and discharged sediment pollution into the Rappahannock."

The Bay Needs You

The State of the Bay Report makes it clear that the Bay needs our support now more than ever. Your donation helps the Chesapeake Bay Foundation maintain our momentum toward a restored Bay, rivers, and streams for today and generations to come.

Donate Today

Save the Bay

Founded in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest independent conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Bay.

Save the Bay
This website uses cookies to tailor and enhance your online experience. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. For more information, including details on how to disable cookies, please visit our Privacy Policy. Close