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  • 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.

  • Seeing the Watershed Anew

    May 17, 2022

    CBF President and CEO Hilary Harp Falk shares a new look at Bay restoration after an insightful first few months on the job.

  • A Cleaner, Greener Future for Pennsylvania Is Within Our Reach

    May 10, 2022

    State legislators have the chance to enact change by passing the Clean Streams Fund.

  • Electrify Your Lawn Care to Help Save the Chesapeake Bay

    May 6, 2022

    Switching from gas-powered to electric lawn and garden equipment significantly reduces air pollution that contributes to smog—a major threat to human health—and the nitrogen pollution that harms waterways.

  • Acid Mine Drainage: A Toxic Brew Flowing Downstream

    May 6, 2022

    The headwaters of Kittanning Run are like other coldwater fisheries in Pennsylvania. The stream is clear and supports diverse aquatic life. But less than a mile downstream, the Kittanning turns ugly.

  • 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.

  • Free South Richmond Course to Build Leaders and Advocates

    May 5, 2022

    Residents of Richmond’s Southside have a first-ever opportunity to take a free environmental leadership course for adults this spring, with sessions ranging from a boat trip on the James River to a discussion led by Virginia State Senator Jennifer McClellan.

  • 52 Years of Earth Day

    April 21, 2022

    This Friday marks the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day. This important day set off an extraordinary movement to celebrate our natural world and inspire people from all walks of life to stand up for its critical protection and restoration. Look at the history of what this day has meant to all of us who insist on a clean and healthy Earth.

  • CBF Supports Initial Revisions to Rollback of Environmental Review Rules

    April 19, 2022

    CBF supports the White House’s first round of revisions to the rules for reviewing the environmental impacts of federal actions or projects, which were finalized today.

  • EPA Finds That Pennsylvania’s Latest Plan to Achieve Clean Water Commitments Remains Insufficient

    April 18, 2022

    EPA Region III Administrator Adam Ortiz today announced actions EPA is taking to hold the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania accountable for an insufficient plan to put programs and practices in place to achieve the pollution-reduction goals of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint by 2025.

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