2019 Press Releases

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Virginia Releases

  • Delegate Bulova Presented CBF 2019 Legislator of Year Award

    May 14, 2019

    (RICHMOND, VA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation recently presented Delegate David Bulova (D-Fairfax) with a 2019 Legislator of the Year award for his leadership in restoring Virginia's waterways.

  • Senator Hanger Presented CBF’s 2019 Legislator of Year Award

    May 14, 2019

    (RICHMOND, VA)—Senator Emmett Hanger (R-Augusta) has been a leader in ensuring strong investment in farm conservation practices and other programs that reduce pollution to local streams and rivers.

  • CBF Statement on Blue Crab Survey Results

    May 6, 2019

    The Winter Crab Dredge Survey results released today show increasing numbers of all three major biological indicators of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay.

  • ASMFC Takes Action on Striped Bass

    April 30, 2019

    (ARLINGTON, VA)—In order to reduce fish mortality and restore a thriving striped bass population, today the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission voted to begin developing changes to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for the striped bass harvest coastwide.

  • CBF Statement on Striped Bass Trophy Season Closing in Virginia

    April 23, 2019

    (ARLINGTON, VA)—The Virginia Marine Resources Commission voted today to close the trophy striped bass fishing season this spring following concerns about the striped bass population.

  • Bay Discussion Comes at Critical Point for Virginia's Clean Water Blueprint

    April 19, 2019

    (VIRGINIA BEACH) – A May 14 discussion with leading Chesapeake Bay science and restoration experts comes as Virginia completes its final update to the Clean Water Blueprint, which creates a roadmap to a restored Bay.

  • CBF Statement on Virginia Stream Fencing Proposals

    April 17, 2019

    (RICHMOND, VA)—CBF Virginia Executive Director Rebecca Tomazin issued the following statement on livestock stream fencing proposals in the draft update to Virginia’s Clean Water Blueprint

  • Penalty Increased for Tyson Poultry Plant Violations

    April 17, 2019

    (RICHMOND, VA)—The Virginia State Water Control Board voted to support stiffer penalties for Tyson Foods for repeated wastewater and stormwater violations at a poultry plant in Temperanceville on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

  • CBF Statement on Virginia’s Draft Clean Water Blueprint

    April 5, 2019

    (RICHMOND, VA)—Virginia Governor Ralph Northam today released a draft of the final update to Virginia’s Clean Water Blueprint, more technically known as the Chesapeake Bay TMDL Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan.

  • Virginia Volunteers Needed for Clean the Bay Day

    April 1, 2019

    (RICHMOND, VA)—Thousands of volunteers and dozens of partner organizations are needed from the Eastern Shore to the Shenandoah Valley to join in the major annual effort to pick up litter from Virginia waterways during Clean the Bay Day this June.

  • Statement on Challenge to Menhaden Sustainability Certification

    March 27, 2019

    (RICHMOND, VA)—Today, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and The Nature Conservancy submitted an objection to the recommendation of a provisional certification of Omega Protein’s Atlantic Menhaden Fishery to the Marine Stewardship Council Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Fishing.

  • CBF Statement on Virginia Coal Ash Legislation Signing

    March 20, 2019

    (RICHMOND, VA)—Today Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation into law requiring safe cleanup of four toxic coal ash sites along waterways in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay watershed.

  • Budget Increases for Virginia Clean Water Programs

    February 24, 2019

    (RICHMOND, VA)—Today Virginia's General Assembly approved modifications to the state's budget for this fiscal year and the next, including several funding changes for key programs that restore Virginia's waterways.

  • CBF Statement on Passage of Virginia Coal Ash Legislation

    February 15, 2019

    (RICHMOND, VA)—The Virginia General Assembly today passed legislation to ensure proper cleanup of four toxic coal ash sites along waterways in Virginia's Chesapeake Bay watershed.

  • Appeals Court Upholds Stormwater Decision in Norfolk Southern v. Roanoke

    February 15, 2019

    (RICHMOND, VA)—The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today upheld a decision requiring that Norfolk Southern pay stormwater utility fees to the City of Roanoke.

  • Fisheries Managers to Further Study Depletion of Menhaden in Chesapeake Bay

    February 7, 2019

    (RICHMOND, VA)—Today the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Menhaden Management Board passed a motion requiring Virginia to maintain its menhaden harvest below the Chesapeake Bay reduction fishery harvest cap.

  • CBF Statement on Striped Bass Stock Assessment

    February 6, 2019

    (ARLINGTON, VA)—Today the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission discussed initial findings from its striped bass stock assessment, which shows declining numbers—especially in the number of large spawning fish.

  • CBF Statement on Virginia Coal Ash Agreement

    January 24, 2019

    (RICHMOND, VA)—Today, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and a bipartisan group of Virginia legislators announced an agreement to clean up toxic coal ash sites along waterways in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay watershed.

  • CBF Statement on Bill to Ban Offshore Drilling

    January 23, 2019

    (RICHMOND, VA)—A proposed ban on offshore drilling in Virginia’s waters is scheduled to be considered this Thursday by the Virginia Senate Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural Resources.

  • Broad Coalition Supports Trees for Clean Water Bill

    January 18, 2019

    (RICHMOND, VA)—A broad coalition of Virginians urges support of legislation introduced by Virginia Delegate Mark Keam to expand the ability of localities to require tree planting or replacement during the development process to achieve specific water quality goals.

  • CBF Statement on Air Board Approval of Buckingham Compressor Station Permit

    January 8, 2019

    (RICHMOND, VA)—Today the Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board approved a permit for the Buckingham natural gas compressor station linked to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

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