CBF Issues Statement on the Chesapeake Bay Dead Zone Forecast
June 17, 2020
Researchers predict a slightly smaller than average dead zone this year, due to reduced rainfall this spring and less nitrogen pollution flowing into the Bay.
CBF Slams EPA Water Quality Permitting Rule
June 1, 2020
The new EPA rule weakens states’ authority under section 401 of the Clean Water Act to ensure that projects to build natural gas pipelines, dams, and other infrastructure that require certain federal permits and licenses do not pollute state waterways.
Legislation Aimed at Increasing Long-Term Conservation Practices on Maryland Farms Becomes Law
May 7, 2020
Recently approved legislation became law Thursday that will enable Maryland farmers to more easily access state funds to make environmental improvements on their land.
CBF Praises Clean Water Infrastructure Provisions of Bipartisan Senate Environment Committee Bill
May 6, 2020
Titled the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2020, the bill includes several provisions that would benefit the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
From Rooftops to Rivers: Solving Stormwater Woes With Local Solutions
May 4, 2020
You may not realize it, but the water we drink, shower and bathe with, as well as recreate in, was once stormwater.
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.
NRCS Funding Will Support Maryland Grazing Program
April 16, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service announced today that it will contribute more than $770,000 to efforts by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and partners to efforts to reduce pollution from agriculture in Maryland.
Fones Cliffs Consent Decree Does Not Go Far Enough
April 6, 2020
Though we appreciate the Commonwealth’s enforcement efforts, this consent decree does not go far enough to respond to the damage being done to the Rappahannock River.
Communities Rise to the Climate Challenge
April 5, 2020
In Baltimore Harbor’s toxic legacy, Turner Station sees a solution for rising seas.
Better Buffers? There’s an App for That
April 4, 2020
CBF’s new mobile tool puts water-quality decisions in farmers’ hands.
General Assembly Approves Legislation to Help Farmers Make Environmental Improvements; Other Environmental Priorities Fail to Pass in Shortened Session
March 18, 2020
The Maryland General Assembly passed legislation to help farmers add environmental best practices to their land, but the shortened session due to the spread of coronavirus left many environmental and other issues unaddressed.
Ask an Expert: Do Mussels and Clams Help Water Quality?
March 11, 2020
Are mussels and clams good for water quality like oysters?
Farm Conservation Bills Pass Virginia House and Senate
March 3, 2020
The Virginia Senate and House of Delegates have passed legislation to accelerate farmers’ adoption of key conservation practices to enable Virginia to meet Chesapeake Bay water quality goals by the end of 2025 (HB 1422 and SB704).
Proposed Maryland Legislation Aims to Help Farmers Reduce Agriculture Pollution
February 26, 2020
On Tuesday, Maryland farmers and environmental advocates testified in favor of new legislation to help farmers more easily add long-term, fixed natural filters such as tree buffers and grass pastures to farms.
Yes, Clean Water Can Be Costly for Farmers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed but There’s an Answer for That
February 20, 2020
Environmental farm upgrades can be a burden for farmers to install. That’s why environmental organizations that work on the ground with farmers have advocated for government assistance to help fund these upgrades.
CBF Thanks Anne Arundel County for Affirming Critical Area Protections in Recent Variance Case
February 14, 2020
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is encouraged by a recent Anne Arundel County Board of Appeals ruling that makes it clear Critical Area protections will not be trampled for the benefit of private land owners.
CBF Statement Supporting Proposed Changes to Frederick County’s Forest Conservation Ordinance
February 14, 2020
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is supporting Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner’s efforts to strengthen the county’s forest conservation ordinance.
Pennsylvania’s Budget Must Make Greater Investments in Clean Water
February 4, 2020
We look forward to working with the Pennsylvania Governor and legislators toward a legacy of clean water for future generations.
Maryland Lawmakers Shouldn’t Forget the Chesapeake Bay during a Session Focused on Education
January 24, 2020
For once, the Trump administration has made a good decision for the environment and the Chesapeake Bay.
Regulatory Re-dos Are the Bay’s Silent Killer
January 17, 2020
Piece by piece, the Trump administration is quietly unraveling protections for our water and air. It all adds up to bad news for the Bay.
CBF Statement on Opposing Conowingo Dam Settlement Offer in Comments Filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
January 17, 2020
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation today urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reject Maryland’s Conowingo Dam settlement offer with Exelon.
CBF Statement on Oral Arguments in Federal Lawsuit Regarding Out-Of-State Power Plant Pollution
January 16, 2020
Chesapeake Bay Foundation and environmental partners continued their legal support of Maryland and Delaware’s efforts to compel EPA to require coal-fired power plants in other states to operate their pollution controls.
Conservation Groups Defend Virginia Clean Water Plan from Wastewater Challenge
January 13, 2020
The Virginia Association of Municipal Wastewater Agencies and several of its members have filed suit against Virginia to challenge expectations in Virginia’s Watershed Implementation Plan of additional pollution reductions from sewage treatment plants.
Maryland Is Suing to Restore the Bay. What Now?
January 13, 2020
Breaking news last week has spurred many questions about the Bay clean-up effort. Here’s what you need to know.
Pennsylvania Has Been ‘Growing Greener’ for 20 Years
January 10, 2020
Twenty years after Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge signed a bill establishing Growing Greener at $650 million over five years, the Commonwealth struggles today to make the adequate investments necessary to clean and protect its waters.
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