CBF Statement on Recommendation to Implement Phosphorus Management Tool
December 13, 2019
Today the Phosphorus Management Tool Advisory Committee recommended continuing to implement the phosphorus management tool as scheduled.
New Study Estimates Ammonia Emissions from Poultry Farms on Maryland’s Eastern Shore
December 5, 2019
A new study commissioned by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation has determined an estimate of the amount of nitrogen that reaches the Chesapeake Bay due to ammonia emissions from poultry farms on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
CBF Statement on Anne Arundel County Approving a New Forest Conservation Bill
November 19, 2019
On Monday night, the Anne Arundel County Council unanimously passed the forest conservation bill that council members have been debating since County Executive Steuart Pittman first proposed strengthening forest protections in September.
CBF Urges Anne Arundel County Council to Pass Forest Conservation Bill as Amended
November 14, 2019
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is asking the Anne Arundel County Council to approve the amended version of the forest conservation bill at its next meeting Nov. 18.
CBF Statement on Conowingo Dam Settlement Agreement
October 29, 2019
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is concerned that the settlement agreement announced today between Exelon and the Maryland Department of the Environment falls short of mitigating the negative water quality impacts associated with operating Conowingo Dam.
CBF Statement on Maryland Senate President Mike Miller
October 24, 2019
Thank you to Maryland Senate President Mike Miller for his decades of work to promote Chesapeake Bay restoration.
CBF Statement Urging Anne Arundel County Council to Pass a Strong Forest Conservation Bill
October 18, 2019
We're urging Anne Arundel County Council members to not accept amendments that would weaken the promising forest conservation bill that’s before them.
CBF Statement on Anne Arundel County Forest Conservation Bill
October 7, 2019
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is strongly supporting an Anne Arundel County bill that is designed to reduce the county’s significant forest loss.
CBF Statement on New Chesapeake Conservancy Study Showing Significant Tree Canopy Loss in Anne Arundel County
September 25, 2019
The Chesapeake Conservancy released detailed data from aerial imagery analyses that estimated Anne Arundel County has lost about 2,500 acres of tree canopy from 2013 to 2017.
CBF Statement on Maryland’s Changes to Oyster Fishery Regulations
September 16, 2019
The regulations call for removing one harvest day per week for commercial watermen—Wednesday—as well as reducing bushel limits.
CBF Statement On Gov. Hogan's Call for Pennsylvania to Do More to Reduce Chesapeake Bay Pollution
August 29, 2019
CBF President Will Baker commended Gov. Hogan for pushing the EPA Administrator and the Governor of Pennsylvania to fix and fund the Commonwealth's deficient Clean Water Blueprint plan.
CBF Statement on Maryland’s Decision to Deny Permits for Charles County Solar Project
August 28, 2019
The Maryland Department of the Environment announced it is denying permits that a developer for Georgetown University had requested for a large solar energy project in Charles County.
CBF Urges Maryland to Deny Permit for Charles County Solar Project
August 27, 2019
Georgetown University is proposing to clear-cut 240 acres of forest next to an environmentally sensitive stream to build the solar array on the Nanjemoy Peninsula near La Plata.
CBF Statement on Final Maryland Clean Water Blueprint
August 23, 2019
Maryland is on-track to meet its overall pollution-reduction targets by 2025, due in large part to investments to upgrade sewage treatment plants, which have exceeded goals, and in farm management practices.
CBF Statement on Maryland Court of Appeals’ Decision Upholding Stormwater Permits
August 8, 2019
The Maryland Court of Appeals upheld state-mandated pollution reduction requirements for Frederick and Carroll counties in an Aug. 6 decision.
CBF Plants More Than 3 Million Oysters near Baltimore Harbor
July 31, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The work continues CBF’s efforts to increase the spawning potential of oysters at reefs next to Fort Carroll, just south of the Baltimore Harbor.
CBF Statement on Maryland's Ongoing Efforts to Create A New Oyster Management Plan
July 23, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation continues to have significant concerns about the draft fishery management plan for oysters put forth by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources today.
CBF Statement in Response to Gov. Hogan’s Veto of Oyster Fishery Management Plan Bill
May 24, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed bipartisan legislation passed by the General Assembly that would have created a consensus-based process to develop a new oyster fishery management plan for Maryland.
CBF Statement on Maryland’s Release of the Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan Draft
April 12, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Today, Maryland released its draft "Phase 3 Watershed Implementation Plan" for public review.
CBF Statement on Senate Override of Oyster Bill Veto
April 8, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Today, the Maryland state Senate overrode Gov. Hogan’s veto of legislation that would permanently protect five of Maryland’s oyster restoration sanctuaries.
CBF Statement on the Passing of Maryland Speaker Mike Busch
April 7, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—“The Chesapeake Bay lost a champion today."
CBF Statement on Override of Hogan’s Veto
April 5, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Maryland House of Delegates Friday voted to override Gov. Hogan’s late-night veto of legislation that would permanently protect Maryland’s five oyster restoration sites.
CBF Issues Statement on Passage of the Oyster Fishery Management Bill
April 4, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Legislation that would task the Oyster Advisory Commission with developing consensus-based recommendations for the future of oyster fishery management in Maryland has now passed both the House and the Senate.
CBF Statement on Gov. Hogan Vetoing Oyster Protection Bill
April 4, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Tonight, Governor Hogan vetoed legislation that would permanently protect oyster restoration sites in five Maryland tributaries.
CBF Issues Statement on Passage of Maryland Oyster Tributary Bill
March 27, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Legislation that would permanently protect the five Maryland tributaries targeted for large-scale oyster restoration has passed both the Senate and the House.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Lauds Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch’s Bill to Protect the State’s Oyster Restoration Tributaries
January 29, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—On Monday night, Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch introduced a new bill to permanently protect the state’s five Chesapeake Bay tributaries where oyster restoration work is underway or planned to take place.
CBF Issues Statement on Nomination for New MD DNR Secretary
January 18, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Governor Hogan has nominated Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio to be Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
Eastern Shore State Senators and Delegates to Discuss Environmental Legislative Priorities Monday, Jan. 7
January 4, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Members of the media and the public are invited to attend the Eastern Shore Environmental Legislative Preview in Easton Monday night.