EPA Fails to Hold Pennsylvania Accountable for Deficient Clean-Up Plan
December 19, 2019
The Environmental Protection Agency today released its evaluation of the states’ and District of Columbia’s clean-up plans, formally known as Phase III Watershed Implementation Plans, that were finalized in August.
Senate Committee Advances Bill with Important Bay Provisions
December 17, 2019
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today approved a sweeping conservation bill that includes important provisions to reauthorize the Chesapeake Bay Program and two programs to expand public access to the Bay.
CBF Issues Statement on Increase in Bay Program Funding
December 16, 2019
Congressional leaders today finalized a budget deal for fiscal year 2020 that includes an increase of $12 million for EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program.
CBF Reflects on the Contributions of Bill Ruckelshaus to the Environment and Bay
November 27, 2019
Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement following the death of William Ruckelshaus, twice EPA Administrator and widely considered the “father of the Environmental Protection Agency.”
CBF and NGOs Sue EPA Over Attempt to Restrict States’ Clean Air Efforts
November 22, 2019
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation today joined a coalition of NGOs filing suit to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency’s attempt to withdraw the Clean Air Act waiver previously granted to California’s Clean Cars program.
CBF Statement on Rep. McEachin Environmental Justice Legislation
November 15, 2019
This week Reps. Donald McEachin and Raul Grijalva released a draft of the Environmental Justice for All Act, which would help protect minority and low-income communities that disproportionately suffer health risks from pollution.
CBF Petitions NHTSA to Redo Rule Undermining State Clean Cars Programs
November 8, 2019
Today, we formally petitioned the Trump administration to cancel a recent rule aimed at revoking California’s authority to pursue a state program to cut tailpipe emissions of greenhouse gases, saying the rule is “unreasonable” and “not in the public interest.”
CBF Issues Statement on Senate Increase in Bay Program Funding
October 31, 2019
The U.S. Senate today passed a package of fiscal year 2020 appropriations bills that includes a more than $5 million increase for the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program.
EPA Proposal Would Hurt State Efforts to Protect Local Waters
October 21, 2019
Today we submitted written comments opposing an Environmental Protection Agency proposal that would hamstring the ability of states to protect water quality from pollution caused by federally licensed or permitted projects such as pipelines, dams, and power plants.
CBF Issues Statement on the Death of Congressman Cummings
October 17, 2019
The death of Congressman Cummings is a huge loss for Maryland, and all Americans.
Oversight at Risk under EPA's Latest Proposed Changes to Coal Ash Storage and Reuse Rule
October 15, 2019
(WASHINGTON, DC)—As the Environmental Protection Agency considers a second round of changes to federal rules governing the storage and reuse of coal ash, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation submitted written comments raising concerns about how the proposed changes threaten the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the people who live there.
CBF Statement on Appeals Court Ruling Against EPA in “Bad Neighbor Rule” Case
October 1, 2019
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against EPA in the “Bad Neighbor Rule” case, which challenged EPA’s decision to require no additional action by up-wind power plants to reduce pollution damaging air quality in downwind states.
CBF Statement on Senate Subcommittee's Funding Increase for the Chesapeake Bay Program
September 24, 2019
The Senate Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee today increased funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program next year from $73 million to $76 million.
CBF Issues Statement Following Subcommittee Markup of the Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization
September 19, 2019
Today, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee finished markup of HR 1620, which would reauthorize the Chesapeake Bay Program for the next five years and increase the funding provided to it.
CBF Opposes WOTUS Actions
September 12, 2019
Today, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finalized the first step in their plan to repeal and replace the Waters of the United States Rule.
CBF Statement on Offshore Drilling Ban Passing U.S. House
September 11, 2019
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act (H.R. 1941), which bans oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts
CBF Statement on Trump Administration’s Changes to the Endangered Species Act
August 12, 2019
Today, the Trump administration published rules stripping key provisions from the Endangered Species Act regulations.
CBF Issues Statement on Increased Funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program
June 25, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Instead of decreasing funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program by 90 percent, as the Trump Administration proposed, the House increased funding from $73 million to $85 million.
CBF Calls on EPA to Hold States Accountable to Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint
June 21, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Today, the Environmental Protection Agency released its evaluation of Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland’s draft "Phase 3 Watershed Implementation Plans."
CBF Issues Statement on Proposed ACE Plan
June 19, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Affordable Clean Energy Plan is designed to boost the coal industry, requires no state limits on CO2, and would permit increased nitrogen oxide pollution.
CBF Opposes Rollback of EPA Clean Water Protections
June 7, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) opposes a proposed new EPA interpretation of the legal framework for protecting surface waters like streams and the Chesapeake Bay from pollution travelling through groundwater.
CBF Statement on Chesapeake Bay Program Federal Funding Legislation
May 23, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Congress released details about Interior Department funding legislation that calls for increasing the annual budget for the Chesapeake Bay Program.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Applauds Funding for Oyster Restoration
May 21, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Today, the House Appropriations Committee released details of funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers including $5 million for large-scale oyster restoration and rehabilitation efforts.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Opposes Changes to Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
April 18, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has submitted comments to EPA opposing proposed changes to the analysis underlying the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.
CBF Issues Statement on Trump Executive Order
April 12, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—President Trump has signed an Executive Order that benefits the energy industry and will limit the ability of states to provide critical oversight.
CBF Files Comments Opposing Replacement of the WOTUS Rule
April 12, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation today filed comments on the proposed replacement for the 2015 Waters of the U.S. rule.
CBF Issues Statement on Trump Budget
March 11, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Trump Administration budget proposes to reduce spending for EPA by 31 percent.
CBF Issues Statement on Proposed 90 Percent Cut to Chesapeake Bay Program
March 11, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Currently funded at $73 million, the budget proposes reducing funding to $7.3 million, a 90 percent cut.
CBF Issues Statement on Waters of the United States Rule
February 14, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The changes would remove protections for some wetlands and intermittent streams.
CBF Opposes Proposed Offshore Drilling
February 11, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"Offshore drilling poses unjustifiable risks to the Chesapeake Bay, our coasts, and the economy."
CBF Issues Statement on Changes to Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
February 7, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Today, EPA published changes in how it looks at the costs and benefits of the Mercury Air Toxics Standards.
CBF Issues Statement on Suit to Force EPA to Reduce Interstate Air Pollution
January 31, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is joining Earthjustice and others to sue theU.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to reduce interstate air pollution.