March 19, 2021
House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raul Grijalva and Rep. Donald McEachin have introduced landmark legislation that would strengthen the ability of communities overburdened by multiple sources of harmful pollution to protect and enforce their rights to good health and a clean, safe environment.
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.
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.
January 20, 2021
Legislation to allow Virginia counties and cities to better use trees to address flooding, reduce polluted runoff, and take steps to address the “heat island” effect, which is part of the legacy of past discriminatory lending practices, is expected to be heard in key House and Senate committees in the coming days.
January 7, 2021
Trees are a simple and effective tool to make Virginia neighborhoods more livable while providing a cost-effective option to address environmental concerns. In the upcoming General Assembly session, Virginia legislators should help cities and counties expand those efforts.
December 29, 2020
While enduring an unprecedented year of restrictions and challenges brought on by COVID-19, CBF staff and volunteers in Pennsylvania were able persevere during the pandemic and have a productive 2020. In the Keystone State, field work was significantly reduced and staff successes came from working virtually and at home.
November 11, 2020
A small Virginia city is planting trees—and hope—for the future.
October 23, 2020
To truly achieve environmental justice in the Bay watershed, the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council, as well as the governments and institutions it represents, must address the barriers to meaningful participation that communities continue to face.
October 22, 2020
Trees and civic engagement are two things we need to ensure clean water for all, according to CBF Student Leader Kaitlyn Leitherer.
October 16, 2020
Today Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality released a long-awaited environmental justice study and announced that the agency is creating a new Environmental Justice Director position.
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