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  • 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.

  • Appeals Court Upholds Stormwater Decision in Norfolk Southern v. Roanoke

    February 15, 2019

    (RICHMOND, VA)—The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today upheld a decision requiring that Norfolk Southern pay stormwater utility fees to the City of Roanoke.

  • Clean Water Voices in the Old Dominion

    February 13, 2019

    Good things happen when voices join together for the Bay.

  • CBF Statement on Virginia Coal Ash Agreement

    January 24, 2019

    (RICHMOND, VA)—Today, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and a bipartisan group of Virginia legislators announced an agreement to clean up toxic coal ash sites along waterways in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay watershed.

  • Broad Coalition Supports Trees for Clean Water Bill

    January 18, 2019

    (RICHMOND, VA)—A broad coalition of Virginians urges support of legislation introduced by Virginia Delegate Mark Keam to expand the ability of localities to require tree planting or replacement during the development process to achieve specific water quality goals.

  • 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.

  • CBF Statement on Gov. Northam Proposing Historic Investment in Natural Resources

    December 12, 2018

    (VIRGINIA BEACH)—Today Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced his Administration’s proposed budget increases for critical programs that benefit Chesapeake Bay restoration.

  • CBF Statement on Grant to Increase Hopewell Trees

    December 7, 2018

    (HOPEWELL)—This week the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation awarded an approximately $200,000 grant to continue a major effort in Hopewell by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and partners to increase the city’s tree cover and the use of natural solutions to flooding.

  • Harry Lester: Use Nature-Based Solutions to Address Flooding

    November 13, 2018

    With his recent executive order, Gov. Ralph Northam wisely directed the commonwealth to prepare for the inevitable impacts of climate change.

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