CBF Issues Statement on Concerns over EPA Memorandum
March 31, 2020
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation today sent a letter EPA expressing deep concern about the ramifications of a recent decision that EPA would not take enforcement action against entities that claim, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to be unable to comply with their obligations under federal law, federal permits, EPA administrative orders, and judicial consent decrees.
CBF Weighing All Options to Oppose Weakened Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Economy Standards
March 31, 2020
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is considering all options to oppose the final rule weakening vehicle greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards the Trump administration unveiled today.
CBF Urges White House to Pause Public Comment Period for Federal Rules during National Emergency
March 23, 2020
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation urged the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to ensure all citizens can participate in the federal rulemaking process by pausing the comment periods for non-emergency pending and proposed new regulations, and postponing all related hearings, until President Trump lifts the national emergency declaration he issued March 13.
CBF Commends Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Measure Farmers’ Conservation Efforts
March 12, 2020
Sens. Bob Casey and Shelley Moore Capito and Reps. Marcia Fudge and Glenn Thompson have introduced companion bills in the Senate and the House that direct the Department of Agriculture to measure, evaluate, and report on the effectiveness of its conservation programs.
White House Bid to Weaken Environmental Reviews Would Ignore Climate Change, Restrict Citizen’s Input
March 10, 2020
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation today filed comments opposing the Trump administration’s dangerous proposal to ignore climate change when evaluating the environmental and community impacts of major projects requiring federal approval.
CBF Appreciates Sarbanes Leadership Moving Bill to Renew Chesapeake Gateways and Watertrails Network
February 26, 2020
The House of Representatives today overwhelmingly passed legislation spearheaded by Rep. John Sarbanes and supported by 15 bipartisan original co-sponsors to reauthorize the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network through 2025.
CBF Calls on EPA to Honor Its Commitments and Enforce the Clean Water Act
January 29, 2020
By taking no action to hold Pennsylvania accountable, EPA has failed to adhere to the commitment to use its existing statutory authorities, abdicating its responsibilities under the Clean Water Act.
CBF Preparing to Sue EPA
January 27, 2020
That EPA failed to take any action to hold Pennsylvania accountable for its inadequate clean-up plan puts the success accomplished with the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint over the last ten years in jeopardy.
CBF Statement on Senate Passage of Bill Renewing and Increasing Funding for Federal Bay Program
January 10, 2020
The U.S. Senate last night passed a wide-ranging conservation bill that includes crucial provisions to reauthorize EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program and fund it at $90 million annually through 2025.
CBF Issues Statement on Bay Clean-Up Testimony Today
January 8, 2020
Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles today told Congress the goal of implementing the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load, also known as the Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint, by 2025 is legally enforceable and that Maryland is prepared to sue EPA if the agency fails to enforce it.
CBF Statement on White House’s Flawed Proposal to Revise Environmental Review Process
January 8, 2020
The Trump administration today proposed sweeping changes to the environmental review process that would effectively exclude climate change from the impacts federal agencies must consider when evaluating major federal actions like large-scale infrastructure projects.
CBF Statement on EPA Enforcement of the Bay Clean Water Blueprint
January 3, 2020
Today at the Chesapeake Bay Commission meeting, Chesapeake Bay Program Director Dana Aunkst said that the goals of restoring the Bay by implementing the Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint were merely aspirational and not legally enforceable.
CBF Statement on Recommendation to Implement Phosphorus Management Tool
December 13, 2019
Today the Phosphorus Management Tool Advisory Committee recommended continuing to implement the phosphorus management tool as scheduled.
New Study Estimates Ammonia Emissions from Poultry Farms on Maryland’s Eastern Shore
December 5, 2019
A new study commissioned by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation has determined an estimate of the amount of nitrogen that reaches the Chesapeake Bay due to ammonia emissions from poultry farms on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
CBF and NGOs Sue EPA Over Attempt to Restrict States’ Clean Air Efforts
November 22, 2019
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation today joined a coalition of NGOs filing suit to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency’s attempt to withdraw the Clean Air Act waiver previously granted to California’s Clean Cars program.
CBF Statement on Anne Arundel County Approving a New Forest Conservation Bill
November 19, 2019
On Monday night, the Anne Arundel County Council unanimously passed the forest conservation bill that council members have been debating since County Executive Steuart Pittman first proposed strengthening forest protections in September.
CBF Urges Anne Arundel County Council to Pass Forest Conservation Bill as Amended
November 14, 2019
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is asking the Anne Arundel County Council to approve the amended version of the forest conservation bill at its next meeting Nov. 18.
Anne Arundel Council Should Strengthen Forest Conservation Bill
November 4, 2019
The Anne Arundel County Council should find ways to restore parts of the forest conservation bill they recently weakened with amendments.
ASMFC Cuts Striped Bass Catch by 18 Percent
October 31, 2019
“This is an important step in a much larger process to recover the striped bass population up and down the Atlantic Coast."
This Month in the Watershed: A Climate for Change
October 30, 2019
Climate change might be a global problem, but we are feeling the impacts here at home.
CBF Statement on Maryland Senate President Mike Miller
October 24, 2019
Thank you to Maryland Senate President Mike Miller for his decades of work to promote Chesapeake Bay restoration.
EPA Proposal Would Hurt State Efforts to Protect Local Waters
October 21, 2019
Today we submitted written comments opposing an Environmental Protection Agency proposal that would hamstring the ability of states to protect water quality from pollution caused by federally licensed or permitted projects such as pipelines, dams, and power plants.
The Forest for the Trees
October 18, 2019
Forests are one of our most valuable resources in our work towards clean water. But despite their value, forests are disappearing at an alarming rate in Maryland's Anne Arundel County.
CBF Statement Urging Anne Arundel County Council to Pass a Strong Forest Conservation Bill
October 18, 2019
We're urging Anne Arundel County Council members to not accept amendments that would weaken the promising forest conservation bill that’s before them.
Oversight at Risk under EPA's Latest Proposed Changes to Coal Ash Storage and Reuse Rule
October 15, 2019
(WASHINGTON, DC)—As the Environmental Protection Agency considers a second round of changes to federal rules governing the storage and reuse of coal ash, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation submitted written comments raising concerns about how the proposed changes threaten the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the people who live there.
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