July 6, 2022
Committing to take a closer look at litter issues, last night the Virginia Beach City Council deferred voting on the implementation of a 5-cent fee for each plastic bag used by retailers in the city.
June 24, 2021
More people in Portsmouth will be able to raise oysters for restoration work this year as CBF expands its oyster gardening program. For the first time in more than a decade, CBF is offering an oyster gardening workshop in Portsmouth.
September 3, 2020
Two grants of approximately $500,000 each will lead to 15 acres of new Lynnhaven oyster reef stocked with 15 million spat-on-shell oysters.
In Richmond, Trees Will Battle Extreme Heat, Pollution, and Injustice in Greening Southside Initiative
September 2, 2020
A major new initiative in southside Richmond will plant more than 650 new trees in neighborhoods suffering from extreme heat linked to racially-motivated housing discrimination in the past.
August 25, 2020
Virginia would create a director of environmental justice position at the Department of Environmental Quality under budget amendment item 380 #1h introduced by Del. Jay Jones during Virginia’s ongoing special legislative session.
July 20, 2020
These restoration projects will deploy a variety of innovative techniques and the results will be evaluated for their ability to provide benefits such as increasing oyster populations and preventing erosion.
July 13, 2020
CBF has put its cutting-edge floating oyster restoration facility into full operation, transforming how we help bring back Virginia's oyster population.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
October 30, 2019
Climate change might be a global problem, but we are feeling the impacts here at home.
October 22, 2019
This fall, 34 Virginia Clean Water Captains gathered together at CBF's Brock Environmental Center for a weekend of discussion, learning, and preparation for year filled with advocacy.
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.
October 15, 2019
In the early morning hours of September 20, the driftwood arch that welcomed visitors to CBF's Brock Environmental Center burned to the ground.
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