CBF Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Sackett v. EPA
May 25, 2023
Today the United States Supreme Court released its decision in Sackett v. EPA. By significantly narrowing the definition of which wetlands and other waters are protected by the Clean Water Act, the decision could damage the decades-long effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its waterways.
CBF Statement on Sen. Cardin’s Retirement Announcement
May 1, 2023
CBF President and CEO Hilary Harp Falk praised Sen. Ben Cardin’s unparalleled record of success fighting for a cleaner, healthier Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. Maryland’s senior senator today announced his plans to retire next year rather than run for a fourth Senate term.
Settlement Proposed In Lawsuit Against EPA for Pennsylvania Pollution
April 20, 2023
A proposed settlement has been reached in the 2020 lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its failure to require Pennsylvania to develop and implement a plan to meet its commitments to reduce pollution under the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.
CBF Endorses Rep. Sarbanes Outdoor Education Bill
April 20, 2023
CBF announced its endorsement of legislation to expand and strengthen hands-on, outdoor learning opportunities for elementary and secondary school students around the country.
CBF Endorses A. Donald McEachin Environmental Justice for All Act
March 22, 2023
CBF announced its endorsement of the A. Donald McEachin Environmental Justice for All Act, which was introduced today by House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.).
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.
CBF Statement On Senate Omnibus Funding Vote
December 22, 2022
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation applauded the $1.7 trillion budget for fiscal year 2023 that passed the Senate today by a vote of 68-29.
CBF Cheers New Climate Law, Urges USDA to Invest Ag Conservation Funds in Bay Farmers
August 16, 2022
CBF today cheered President Biden for signing into law landmark climate change legislation that includes historic investments in agricultural conservation programs essential to restoring the Bay and its local rivers and streams and enhancing climate resiliency in the region.
CBF Cheers Senate Passage of Climate Bill with $20 Billion for Agricultural Conservation
August 7, 2022
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation cheered Senate passage today of a climate change and clean energy bill that includes more than $20 billion for climate-smart agricultural conservation practices vital to restoring the Chesapeake Bay and its waterways
CBF Condemns Senate Vote to Weaken Environmental Review Protections
August 4, 2022
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) condemned today’s Senate vote to throw out important environmental review safeguards the Biden administration restored earlier this year.
CBF Applauds House Committee Passage of Environmental Justice for All Act, Urges Further Action
July 27, 2022
CBF applauded today’s 26-21 vote in the House Natural Resources Committee to approve the Environmental Justice for All Act and called on Congress to pass this landmark legislation without delay.
CBF Statement on Supreme Court Decision in West Virginia v. EPA
June 30, 2022
Today, the United States Supreme Court released its decision in West Virginia v. EPA. While this decision narrows the federal government’s authority under the Clean Air Act, it leaves room for EPA to act on its duty to tackle carbon emissions from power plants.
CBF Cheers Robust Fiscal 2023 Funding for Bay Program and Habitat Restoration Grants
June 29, 2022
The House Appropriations Committee approved today fiscal year 2023 appropriations legislation that would provide robust funding for EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program and a new grant program to restore fish and wildlife habitat across the Bay watershed.
CBF Applauds Fiscal 2023 Funding for Marine Species Restoration and Environmental Education
June 28, 2022
CBF thanked the House Appropriations Committee for approving two fiscal year 2023 spending bills that contain encouraging funding levels for restoring marine species vital to the Bay region’s economy and educating young people about the Bay and its tributaries.
CBF Applauds Appointment of Kandis Boyd to Lead Bay Program
June 2, 2022
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) welcomed today’s announcement that Dr. Kandis Boyd has been tapped to lead EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program.
CBF and Allies Urge White House to Add Race to Environmental Justice Tool
May 25, 2022
CBF and 15 other environmental, water quality, and faith organizations today urged the White House to use race and a more inclusive definition of “disadvantaged” in the tool it will use to determine whether a community qualifies for additional federal resources to address the environmental injustices it faces.
CBF Urges Fast Action on Tough Heavy Truck Emissions Limits
May 16, 2022
CBF today filed comments urging EPA to quickly finalize significantly stronger standards than what the agency is considering to cut nitrogen pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty trucks and buses.
Bay Restoration Leaders Welcome New USDA Funds for Conservation
May 6, 2022
Chesapeake Bay cleanup advocates welcomed today’s announcement by USDA Under Secretary Robert Bonnie that USDA plans to direct an additional $22.5 million this year to helping farmers in the watershed adopt conservation practices that improve water quality in the Bay and its tributaries.
CBF Cheers EPA Move to Direct New Cleanup Funds to Local Projects
May 2, 2022
CBF President and CEO Hilary Harp Falk today praised EPA's plan to devote most of its new Bay funds to projects that will help restore the Bay, its tributaries, and wildlife habitat across the watershed while benefitting communities where the projects are located.
CBF Supports Initial Revisions to Rollback of Environmental Review Rules
April 19, 2022
CBF supports the White House’s first round of revisions to the rules for reviewing the environmental impacts of federal actions or projects, which were finalized today.
CBF Endorses Sarbanes Outdoor Education Bill
April 7, 2022
CBF endorsed legislation introduced by Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today to expand and strengthen hands-on, outdoor learning opportunities for elementary and secondary school students around the country.
CBF Welcomes Increase for Bay Program in Biden’s Fiscal 2023 Budget
March 29, 2022
CBF welcomes the funding increases in President Biden’s fiscal year 2023 budget for two programs essential to restoring the Bay and its tributaries, EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program and technical assistance for farmers enrolled in U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation programs.
Local Photographers Invited to Participate in Save the Bay Photo Contest
March 22, 2022
CBF's annual Save the Bay Photo Contest is underway. Photo submissions are being accepted now, through April 1. Photographers of all skill levels are encouraged to participate to win cash prizes of from $100 to $500, and to have their photos featured in CBF’s award-winning publications.
Federal Funds Coming to Pennsylvania for Watershed Restoration Plans Coordinated by CBF — Thanks to Senators Casey and Cardin
March 16, 2022
Two watershed restoration plans coordinated by CBF in Pennsylvania will receive over $3 million in direct federal funding in the fiscal year 2022 omnibus spending package signed by President Biden on Tuesday.
CBF Encouraged by Fiscal 2022 Increases for Priority Programs
March 10, 2022
CBF is encouraged by House passage of a $1.5 trillion fiscal year 2022 omnibus spending package that would increase funding for three programs integral to restoring the Bay, its tributaries, and wildlife habitat across its six-state watershed.
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