2022 Press Releases

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Maryland Releases

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Virginia Releases

  • Virginia Announces $13.6 Million in Flood Preparedness Grants Paid for by Rggi

    September 29, 2022

    Yesterday the Youngkin Administration announced it has awarded $13.6 million in flood preparedness grants to 27 projects across Virginia using funding generated by Virginia’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

  • Richmond Church Completes Reforestation of Formerly Paved Areas

    September 26, 2022

    Last Saturday, volunteers joined CBF in planting 30 native trees, capping off a major effort that looks to nature for solutions. The project at Branch’s Baptist Church is an important test case, piloting efforts to remove asphalt and concrete and enrich the underlying soil to reforest formerly paved areas.

  • Portsmouth Toxic Site's Cleanup Plan Needs Public Input

    September 15, 2022

    Following decades of threats to Portsmouth residents from toxic and radioactive waste at the Peck Iron and Metal site, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking input from Hampton Roads residents on a new cleanup plan for the site.

  • Endangered James Spinymussel Reintroduced to the James River

    September 7, 2022

    After more than 50 years of going missing in its home river, the endangered James Spinymussel is being returned to the James River thanks to efforts by the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and other partners.

  • Virginia Declares More Waterways Damaged by Harmful Algal Blooms

    August 11, 2022

    Harmful algal blooms that threaten the health of people and pets who spend time on the water led Virginia to add Lake Anna and six other bodies of water to its list of impaired waterways in a recent draft report.

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