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  • 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.

  • Saving the Bay, Fighting Climate Change: Two Sides of the Same Coin

    June 4, 2019

    Record breaking storms in 2018 across the Bay watershed increased polluted runoff, but the damage was not as bad as it could have been thanks to the implementation of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint

  • A Watershed Moment

    May 31, 2019

    The Bay's recovery is fragile. And we are at a pivotal time to save the Bay.

  • CBF Report: The State of the Blueprint

    May 28, 2019

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—A new Chesapeake Bay Foundation report examining the state of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint found both good and bad news.

  • What You Need to Know about Pennsylvania’s Clean Water Blueprint

    May 10, 2019

    Pennsylvania’s waters have been slowly improving, but the state is still falling far short of meeting its pollution reduction and local water quality goals.

  • 5 Things to Know about Maryland’s Clean Water Blueprint

    May 7, 2019

    Maryland's Clean Water Blueprint must get Maryland to the reductions necessary to meet its commitment to the 2010 federal “Total Maximum Daily Load.”

  • What You Need to Know about Virginia’s Clean Water Blueprint

    April 30, 2019

    Virginia’s Clean Water Blueprint (also known as the the Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan) is the single most important road map to restoring Virginia’s waterways

  • 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

  • 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.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Slap in the Face

    March 15, 2019

    Whether on cable news, your social media feed, or at the family dinner table, political bickering feels inescapable. But across the Chesapeake Bay watershed, individuals of all political persuasions can all agree on one topic–clean water.

  • What We Owe to Rachel Carson

    March 14, 2019

    In honor of Women’s History Month, we are looking back at some of the natural world’s greatest heroines. And perhaps there’s no one more deserving of that description than Rachel Carson. Back in 1962—before there was an Earth Day, or EPA, or even a Chesapeake Bay Foundation—Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring. The book that started it all, Spring is credited for launching the modern environmental movement.

  • This Week in the Watershed: The Bulldozers Are Waiting

    March 1, 2019

    It’s a scene that’s far too common. A fleet of gas-guzzling bulldozers flatten acres of high-value, mature, and healthy forest. In a flash, decades, even centuries, of nature’s hard work is reduced to stumps and mud.

  • 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.

  • 2018 State of the Bay: A Stiff Reality Check

    January 15, 2019

    A cynic might be tempted to say that our optimism for the Bay a year ago was false, but a clear-eyed optimist will instead look closely at the important scientific signals and watch carefully as 2019 progresses.

  • This Week in the Watershed: The Wavy Line of Progress

    January 11, 2019

    The work to save the Bay and its rivers and streams is not without challenges. And in 2018, one of the greatest challenges came from above–rain, and lots of it.

  • 2018 Bay Health Score Drops as Massive Rains Increase Pollution

    January 7, 2019

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s biennial State of the Bay report score decreased one point this year to 33, equivalent to a D+. The drop was largely due to increased pollution and poor water clarity caused by record regional rainfall.

  • 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.

  • Hampton to Tackle Flooding with Creative New Tool

    December 19, 2018

    (VIRGINIA BEACH)—The City of Hampton could be the first in Virginia to take on pioneering projects that reduce flooding and prevent pollution by using environmental impact bonds, a creative new funding tool being leveraged through a partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Quantified Ventures.

  • CBF Statement on Gov. Northam Budget Proposal

    December 18, 2018

    (RICHMOND)—Today Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced his Administration’s budget proposal, which includes historic investments in programs to restore Virginia waterways and the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Making History in 2018

    December 4, 2018

    Right in our own backyard, the world's greatest environmental recovery is taking place. And that is in no small part thanks to you.

  • This Week's Election

    November 8, 2018

    Many are asking what Tuesday's election will mean for the Bay. Our staff are assessing the new political landscape and the opportunities and challenges that may lie ahead.

  • Chesapeake Requiem

    October 31, 2018

    Earl Swift spent most of two years living with the watermen of Tangier Island. In his new book, Swift gives a detailed profile of island life in a changing climate.

  • The Chesapeake Bay’s Environmental Success Story Is in Danger

    October 27, 2018

    The Trump administration is threatening to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, but it’s not too late to turn things around.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Your Air at Risk

    October 26, 2018

    Most living creatures, whether they walk, swim, or crawl, are harmed by poor air quality. And if the EPA rolls back two critical Clean Air Act initiatives, our climate, health, and water quality could suffer.

  • Set Higher Water Standards to Keep Virginia's Waterways Clean

    September 18, 2018

    Across the country, harmful algal blooms are making headlines by poisoning waterways, killing fish, and threatening our health.

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