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  • CBF Applauds Committee’s Approval of Bill to Designate the Hellbender as Pennsylvania’s Official State Amphibian

    January 29, 2019

    (HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation applauded the unanimous approval by the state Senate State Government Committee of Senate Bill 9 on Tuesday, to designate the Eastern Hellbender as Pennsylvania’s official state amphibian.

  • CBF Statement on Virginia Coal Ash Agreement

    January 24, 2019

    (RICHMOND, VA)—Today, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and a bipartisan group of Virginia legislators announced an agreement to clean up toxic coal ash sites along waterways in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay watershed.

  • CBF Statement on Bill to Ban Offshore Drilling

    January 23, 2019

    (RICHMOND, VA)—A proposed ban on offshore drilling in Virginia’s waters is scheduled to be considered this Thursday by the Virginia Senate Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural Resources.

  • Broad Coalition Supports Trees for Clean Water Bill

    January 18, 2019

    (RICHMOND, VA)—A broad coalition of Virginians urges support of legislation introduced by Virginia Delegate Mark Keam to expand the ability of localities to require tree planting or replacement during the development process to achieve specific water quality goals.

  • 2018 Bay Health Score Drops as Massive Rains Increase Pollution

    January 7, 2019

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s biennial State of the Bay report score decreased one point this year to 33, equivalent to a D+. The drop was largely due to increased pollution and poor water clarity caused by record regional rainfall.

  • Eastern Shore State Senators and Delegates to Discuss Environmental Legislative Priorities Monday, Jan. 7

    January 4, 2019

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Members of the media and the public are invited to attend the Eastern Shore Environmental Legislative Preview in Easton Monday night.

  • Hampton to Tackle Flooding with Creative New Tool

    December 19, 2018

    (VIRGINIA BEACH)—The City of Hampton could be the first in Virginia to take on pioneering projects that reduce flooding and prevent pollution by using environmental impact bonds, a creative new funding tool being leveraged through a partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Quantified Ventures.

  • CBF Issues Statement on Compromise Federal Farm Bill

    December 11, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—After reviewing the proposed federal Farm Bill compromise, which will be considered by the House and Senate, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Director of Science and Agricultural Policy Beth McGee issued this statement.

  • CBF Statement on Grant to Increase Hopewell Trees

    December 7, 2018

    (HOPEWELL)—This week the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation awarded an approximately $200,000 grant to continue a major effort in Hopewell by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and partners to increase the city’s tree cover and the use of natural solutions to flooding.

  • CBF Opposes Menhaden Sustainability Certification

    December 4, 2018

    (RICHMOND)—Omega Protein's Atlantic menhaden fishery was recommended for a leading seafood sustainability certification by the Marine Stewardship Council in a draft report released today by analyst SAI Global.

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