2022 Press Releases

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Federal & Watershed-wide Releases

  • CBF Applauds Appointment of Kandis Boyd to Lead Bay Program

    June 2, 2022

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) welcomed today’s announcement that Dr. Kandis Boyd has been tapped to lead EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program.

  • CBF and Allies Urge White House to Add Race to Environmental Justice Tool

    May 25, 2022

    CBF and 15 other environmental, water quality, and faith organizations today urged the White House to use race and a more inclusive definition of “disadvantaged” in the tool it will use to determine whether a community qualifies for additional federal resources to address the environmental injustices it faces.

  • Blue Crab Survey Results Show Downturn

    May 19, 2022

    Today the Virginia Marine Resources Commission and Maryland Department of Natural Resources released the results of the 2022 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey, an annual estimate of the population of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. CBF Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist Chris Moore issued this statement.

  • CBF Urges Fast Action on Tough Heavy Truck Emissions Limits

    May 16, 2022

    CBF today filed comments urging EPA to quickly finalize significantly stronger standards than what the agency is considering to cut nitrogen pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty trucks and buses.

  • Bay Restoration Leaders Welcome New USDA Funds for Conservation

    May 6, 2022

    Chesapeake Bay cleanup advocates welcomed today’s announcement by USDA Under Secretary Robert Bonnie that USDA plans to direct an additional $22.5 million this year to helping farmers in the watershed adopt conservation practices that improve water quality in the Bay and its tributaries.

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Maryland Releases

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Virginia Releases

  • Virginia Resiliency Bills Advance Flood Preparedness Work

    February 28, 2022

    To protect people and the environment across Virginia from flooding, rising seas, and extreme storms, Virginia legislators are currently considering several coastal resiliency proposals.

  • Virginia House and Senate Release Clean Water Budgets

    February 21, 2022

    In separate budgets bills released this Sunday, the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates advanced proposals to fund state operations over the next two years. Both proposals provided unprecedented funding for programs to reduce pollution to the Chesapeake Bay in recognition of the looming 2025 deadline to meet Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint restoration goals.

  • Virginia Budget Items Support Clean Water, Oysters, Mussels, and Environmental Education

    February 16, 2022

    As Virginia legislators consider the budget for the next two fiscal years, the CBF urges support for many important clean water initiatives.

  • Virginia Tree Cover Could Grow Under Legislation

    February 4, 2022

    Legislation in the Virginia General Assembly would broaden the authority of localities across Virginia to increase their tree canopies. Current law allows local tree programs to help replace or preserve some of the trees that would otherwise be lost to development, but only in some parts of the Commonwealth.

  • CBF Moves to Intervene to Uphold Air Board Decision in Mountain Valley Pipeline Lawsuit

    February 1, 2022

    In support of a recent decision by the Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board to deny the air permit for the proposed Lambert Compressor Station, CBF has filed a motion to intervene in a Mountain Valley Pipeline lawsuit pending in the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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