Blue Catfish Disaster Declaration Sought
March 16, 2023
Today the Moore-Miller Administration issued a formal request to the Secretary of Commerce requesting the declaration of a federal fisheries disaster due to the impacts of invasive catfish and snakeheads in Chesapeake Bay.
CBF's 2022 State of the Bay Score Unchanged
January 5, 2023
Overall, the unchanged score is largely a result of failures to make needed changes on farmland to reduce pollution.
Save the Bay News: Urban Gardens, Toxic Cleanups, and Community Action
November 18, 2022
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content. This month we share resources for how you can get involved in speaking up for the Bay every day.
It's Time to Finish Cleaning up Chesapeake Bay
November 8, 2022
Those who fight for clean water urge federal and watershed jurisdiction leaders to honor their legal and moral obligations to reduce pollution to the Bay.
The More We Eat, the Less They Eat
October 20, 2022
The growing population of invasive blue catfish in the Bay spells trouble for species like blue crabs, but catching (and eating) them can help.
The Real Work of Clean Water
October 18, 2022
Fifty years after the passage of the landmark Clean Water Act, the restoration of rivers, streams, lakes, and coastal waters remains an ongoing and collective project.
Wetlands Are Waters, Too
September 29, 2022
An upcoming Supreme Court decision could determine the fate of thousands of acres of wetlands in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Funding Farmers to Save the Bay
August 16, 2022
Big federal investment to fight climate change will help farmers too.
Funding Crucial for the Future of Clean Water in Pennsylvania
May 20, 2022
The commonwealth's legislature has a once in a lifetime opportunity to act on its clean water commitment by passing the proposed spending budget and legislation to provide investments for critical financial and technical resources to farmers and communities for clean water.
Bear Creek Superfund Designation Marks Turning Point for Removal of Legacy Pollution in Baltimore
March 18, 2022
The EPA has announced it would formally add Bear Creek to the Superfund National Priorities List, which will spur a federal cleanup effort in the polluted waterway near Baltimore.
This Groundhog Day, We're Feeling a Bit Like Bill Murray.
February 2, 2022
Discover a few of the most important federal issues that CBF is tracking in 2022.
Top Five Advocacy Wins for the Bay in 2021
December 21, 2021
We look back at what Bay advocates accomplished across the watershed this year.
CBF Applauds Final Near-Term GHG Standards, Urges EPA to Make Next Round Stronger
December 20, 2021
Today EPA released final limits on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs for model years 2023 to 2026. The rule reverses the Trump administration’s harmful rollback of these standards, which are essential to restoring the Chesapeake Bay and fighting climate change.
CBF Issues Statement on EPA Proposal to Add Bear Creek Sediments Site to Superfund List
September 8, 2021
Today, the federal Environmental Protection Agency proposed adding at least 60 acres of Bear Creek in Baltimore County to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL lists hazardous waste sites eligible for cleanup financed by the federal Superfund program.
Baltimore Marks Milestone in Addressing Sewer Overflows
July 6, 2021
After years of advocacy, a major upgrade at the city’s Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant will help prevent millions of gallons of sewage from flowing into Baltimore Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay.
Without swift action, the Chesapeake Bay will decline even further into national disgrace
May 17, 2021
Federal leadership is the missing ingredient needed for the nation's largest environmental restoration effort to succeed.
CBF Applauds EPA Move to Restore States' Ability to Adopt Tougher Auto Standards
April 26, 2021
CBF applauds EPA’s proposal taking the first step toward restoring states’ authority to adopt tougher clean vehicle standards than the federal government requires in their fight against transportation emissions and climate change.
Now's the Time to Correct Blue Catfish Policy
March 10, 2021
Invasive blue catfish undergo an expensive and cumbersome inspection process that should be revised to enable Chesapeake Bay watermen to grow the blue catfish fishery.
The Tide is Turning on Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic
March 5, 2021
The Biden administration freezes new drilling leases across the country, a promising signal that they take the risks of offshore drilling and threat of climate change seriously.
"Do Nothing" Toxic Ozone Rule Challenged by Health and Environmental Groups
February 11, 2021
Today, fourteen health and environmental groups challenged ozone standards in a lawsuit in a federal appeals court. The move comes in response to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Trump administration’s last-minute refusal to strengthen the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone, and less than a month after Earthjustice sued the EPA over a similar rule affecting particulate matter.
Partners in Clean Water
February 10, 2021
For Chesapeake farmers to help save the Bay, the Biden administration needs to partner with them.
CBF Welcomes Court Rebuke of Trump EPA "Secret Science" Rule
February 1, 2021
A federal court today threw out the Trump EPA’s rule limiting the agency’s access to the best available science.
From a ‘Cry for Survival’ to a Call to Action: President Biden Takes First Steps for the Chesapeake Bay
January 27, 2021
Early actions by the Biden administration will help us save the Bay by returning science to the core of federal decision-making, advancing environmental justice, and tackling climate change.
CBF Praises DC Circuit Decision to Vacate Trump EPA's Affordable Clean Energy Rule
January 19, 2021
Today’s decision overturns the ACE rule, which contains the repeal of the Clean Power Plan, and directs EPA to write a new rule to regulate GHG emission from power plants.
Groups File Brief with D.C. Circuit Opposing Trump Administration’s “Indefensible” Clean Cars Rollback
January 14, 2021
CBF and several of the nation’s largest public health, consumer and environmental groups today presented the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia with a detailed and substantial case showing why the Trump administration’s rollback of the Clean Car Standards is unlawful.
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