Environmental Organizations File Lawsuits Against Flawed Maryland Industrial Stormwater Permit
December 19, 2022
As a result of major flaws in the Maryland Department of the Environment’s (MDE) final Industrial Stormwater General Permit, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Blue Water Baltimore and Gunpowder Riverkeeper, as well as the Potomac Riverkeeper Network and Waterkeepers Chesapeake on Friday filed three separate suits against MDE in Baltimore County Circuit Court.
Clean Water Advocacy: September 2022 Update
September 28, 2022
Salmon, trees, plastic bags, and more. And all with Election Day right around the corner.
ShoreRivers, DCPG, and CBF File to Intervene in Maryland’s Lawsuit Against Valley Proteins
February 14, 2022
On Friday, a coalition of organizations—ShoreRivers, Dorchester Citizens for Planned Growth, and Chesapeake Bay Foundation—filed a motion to intervene in a Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) lawsuit against Valley Proteins for violating wastewater pollution limits and permit requirements.
CBF Issues Statement on Executive Council Meeting
December 15, 2021
The Chesapeake Executive Council met today in Richmond, Virginia, and selected EPA Administrator Michael Regan to be the next Council Chair. Following the meeting, CBF President William C. Baker issued this statement.
CBF, JRA, and EIP Issue Statement on Henrico Consent Order
December 14, 2021
The State Water Control Board today approved another consent order with Henrico County that fails to solve chronic water pollution violations by its sewage treatment plant and sewage collection system.
Clean Water Advocates File Federal Lawsuit to Halt Decades of Violations by Henrico Sewage System
December 6, 2021
Three environmental organizations filed a federal lawsuit today to halt decades of water pollution violations by Henrico County’s sewage treatment plant and sewage collection system, including the release of more than 66 million gallons of raw sewage into the James River in the last five years alone.
Chesapeake Executive Council Falls Short: CBF Issues Statement
October 1, 2021
The Council’s job is to lead Bay restoration efforts, establish the policy direction for the restoration and protection of the Bay and its living resources, and be accountable to the public for progress made under the Bay agreements. By those measures, the Executive Council has fallen short.
Environmental Justice, More Than Just A Check Mark
October 1, 2021
Environmental justice starts in communities, not courtrooms.
Maryland Environmental Groups File Notice of Potential Lawsuit Against Valley Proteins for Pollution Violations
April 13, 2021
Maryland environmental groups sent a notice of intent to bring a lawsuit against Valley Proteins for violating its wastewater permit. The goal of this action is to bring Valley Proteins into compliance and protect water quality, the environment, and public health.
CBF Sues EPA for Failing to Protect Watershed Residents and the Bay from Particulate Pollution
January 19, 2021
CBF and environmental and public health partners today sued EPA for refusing to strengthen air quality limits for small, airborne particles (known as particulate matter).
CBF to Sue EPA over Failure to Hold Pennsylvania and New York Accountable for Not Meeting Clean Water Act Obligations
September 10, 2020
Today, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and its partners will file a complaint suing the federal Environmental Protection Agency for abdicating its responsibilities under the Clean Water Act
We’re Taking EPA to Court
September 10, 2020
We’re suing the Environmental Protection Agency for its failure to enforce the Clean Water Act. Here’s what you need to know.
Waters in Jeopardy
August 26, 2020
The unravelling of Clean Water Act protections for streams and wetlands significantly threatens the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
States File Suit Challenging Clean Water Permitting Rollback
July 21, 2020
Today the attorneys general of Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and New York joined other states in filing a suit challenging the weakened water quality permitting rule recently finalized by the Trump Administration.
News Spotlight: Watching Out for the Bay
July 9, 2020
A news roundup of some of the big issues we’re watching this year.
CBF and Partners Return to Court to Protect Successful Limits on Toxic Emissions From Power Plants
June 19, 2020
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation announced its participation in litigation challenging the Trump administration’s unwarranted reversal of the legal foundation for limiting emissions of mercury and other toxic air pollutants from fossil fuel-fired power plants.
CBF, Partners Sue Trump Administration for Rolling Back Clean Car Standards
May 27, 2020
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and 11 partner organizations today sued the Trump administration in federal court for illegally rolling back clean car and fuel economy standards.
Putting EPA on Notice
May 19, 2020
We’ve filed a Notice of Intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for its failure to enforce the Clean Water Act. Here’s what you need to know.
CBF Issues Notice of Intent to Sue EPA over Failure to Hold Pennsylvania and New York Accountable
May 18, 2020
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and its partners filed a notice of intent to sue the federal Environmental Protection Agency for its failure to require Pennsylvania and New York to develop implementation plans that will achieve the 2025 Bay restoration goals.
CBF, Shorerivers To Sue Trump Administration over Repeal and Replacement of Clean Water Rule
April 21, 2020
The Obama-era Clean Water Rule provided robust protections for wetlands and seasonal streams under the Clean Water Act.
CBF Opposes Permit for Chickahominy Power Station
February 19, 2020
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has filed comments opposing the issuance of a special exception ground-water withdrawal permit for the proposed Chickahominy Power Station.
CBF Calls on EPA to Honor Its Commitments and Enforce the Clean Water Act
January 29, 2020
By taking no action to hold Pennsylvania accountable, EPA has failed to adhere to the commitment to use its existing statutory authorities, abdicating its responsibilities under the Clean Water Act.
CBF Preparing to Sue EPA
January 27, 2020
That EPA failed to take any action to hold Pennsylvania accountable for its inadequate clean-up plan puts the success accomplished with the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint over the last ten years in jeopardy.
CBF Files Lawsuit over Abingdon Business Park Development Proposal
January 24, 2020
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is contesting the approval of the forest conservation plan for Abingdon Business Park, which would remove trees from more than 200 acres of forested land.
Environmental Justice Court Win Comes at Pivotal Time in Virginia
January 15, 2020
A major court win last week for the people of Union Hill could help move the needle in the right direction for Virginia to meaningfully apply environmental justice.
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