January 23, 2024
Toxic products used mainly to seal asphalt driveways for homes and neighborhoods would be prohibited in Virginia under legislation introduced by Del. Kathy Tran (House Bill 985).
January 23, 2024
Multiple efforts progressing in the Virginia General Assembly would strengthen the state’s carbon emission reduction and adaption work.
February 15, 2023
Virginia legislators are considering several important proposals that could open significant opportunities for more farmers to improve their business operations while working for cleaner water.
April 27, 2021
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is raising environmental justice and pollution concerns about a proposed compressor station in Pittsylvania County for the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The Lambert Compressor Station, an industrial facility planned to pump gas through the pipeline, would be built within five miles of four environmental justice communities with strong African American and American Indian roots.
April 23, 2021
CBF is encouraged by the announcement of an environmental justice director at DEQ and hopes it will prove a significant step forward in ensuring that Virginia’s communities have a meaningful voice in environmental decisions that could affect them.
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.
Virginia Governor’s Budget Proposal Includes Significant Increase in Funding for DEQ, Farm Cost Share Program
December 17, 2020
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam yesterday issued proposed amendments to Virginia’s 2020 to 2022 biennial budget.
December 14, 2020
Virginia has lost a great statesman and advocate for the Chesapeake Bay with the passing of Robert Bloxom Sr.
December 9, 2020
Today, Virginia’s State Water Control Board approved the 10-year general permit for managing waste from poultry farming operations in Virginia.
December 8, 2020
Today the Virginia Marine Resources Commission reduced Virginia’s menhaden harvest by 10 percent to comply with the newly adopted menhaden fishery quota from the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.
December 4, 2020
Virginia’s State Air Pollution Control Board yesterday approved a draft permit for a proposed natural gas-fired combined heat and power plant at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia.
December 3, 2020
The City of Hampton closed on Virginia’s first Environmental Impact Bond yesterday, a creative outcomes-based tool to finance $12 million in nature-based solutions to localized flooding as part of its Resilient Hampton initiative.
December 1, 2020
In another blow to the proposed Virginia Natural Gas pipeline and infrastructure expansion project known as the Header Improvement Project, the State Corporation Commission on Tuesday dismissed VNG’s application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity.
November 24, 2020
Fuller’s Raw Bar in Hampton has recycled approximately 390,000 oyster shells since the beginning of 2019, a record for the CBF's Virginia Oyster Restoration Program.
November 20, 2020
Yesterday Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam celebrated the Commonwealth’s approval of $10 million in bond financing for oyster reef restoration in Virginia waters and praised the completion of oyster reef habitat construction in the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River.
$2.7 Million Effort to Help Landowners Plant Tree Buffers across the Upper and Middle James River Watersheds
November 18, 2020
The James River Buffer Program, launched in 2019 for landowners in the Middle James region, is now expanding its reach to landowners in the Upper James region.
November 9, 2020
Volunteers have joined CBF and partners in planting more than 100 trees in Hopewell this fall, and this coming weekend will give away 200 trees to residents to plant at home.
October 27, 2020
Hampton residents and businesses can receive funding this fall for planting trees, installing rain gardens, and other practices that reduce flooding and pollution by participating in the City’s RAIN (Resilient and Innovative Neighbor) Program.
October 22, 2020
Today Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issued the Virginia Coastal Master Planning Framework, which defines the Commonwealth’s guiding principles for adapting to sea level rise and protecting its coasts and the people and resources in the region.
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.
Proposed Norfolk Shipyard Gas Plant Needs Air Board Hearing, Meaningful Environmental Justice Review
October 8, 2020
Yesterday CBF filed comments with Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality on a draft permit for a proposed natural gas-fired power plant at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia.
October 6, 2020
After floor votes on the budget by the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates late last week, legislators in Virginia’s General Assembly are on track to largely preserve investment in clean water programs and Chesapeake Bay restoration.
July 5, 2020
Today Dominion Energy and Duke Energy announced that they are cancelling the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project.
June 30, 2020
In a blow to a proposed Virginia Natural Gas pipeline and infrastructure expansion, the State Corporation Commission on Friday withheld a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the proposal until further conditions are met.
June 29, 2020
Today the Virginia State Water Control Board approved a groundwater withdrawal permit for the proposed Chickahominy Power Station in Charles City County, Virginia.
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