CBF Asks MD House of Delegates to Support Forest Conservation Bill After Senate’s Approval
March 30, 2023
CBF today is calling on the Maryland House of Delegates to support a bill to strengthen the state’s forest protections after the Senate unanimously approved the legislation during its voting session Thursday.
Maryland General Assembly Honors CBF Education’s 50th Anniversary
March 30, 2023
Today, the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates issued formal resolutions to mark the 50th anniversary of CBF's environmental education program.
CBF Thanks Baltimore Leaders, Mayor Brandon Scott for Move to Block Wastewater From East Palestine Toxic Train Crash
March 28, 2023
CBF thanks Baltimore leaders, including Mayor Brandon Scott, for their quick action to modify a company’s wastewater permit to prevent potentially toxic wastewater contaminated by the train crash in East Palestine, Ohio from arriving in Baltimore.
CBF Questions Hazardous Waste Disposal at Back River
March 27, 2023
Following the announcement that waste water from the East Palestine, OH, train crash will be ultimately disposed of at the Back River Wastewater Treatment plant, Doug Myers, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Maryland Senior Scientist, issued a statement.
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 Calls for Safety and Process Improvements at Back River and Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plants After Fire and Explosion
March 16, 2023
CBF is urging Baltimore city and Maryland officials to act quickly to review and fix problems related to biosolids processing at the two largest wastewater treatment plants in the state after an explosion and fire Wednesday damaged a building at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Dundalk.
Blue Catfish Disaster Declaration Sought
March 16, 2023
Today the Moore-Miller Administration issued a formal request to the Secretary of Commerce requesting the declaration of a federal fisheries disaster due to the impacts of invasive catfish and snakeheads in Chesapeake Bay.
Eastern Shore Poultry Sludge Tank Failure Demonstrates High Risk of Storing Polluting Substances
March 15, 2023
CBF is calling on Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) to conduct a rigorous investigation into why a massive above-ground storage tank filled with processed poultry sludge failed earlier this month, causing more than 30,000 gallons of pollutant-laden waste to spill into nearby wetlands.
Henrico County and Conservation Groups Finalize Settlement to Reduce Sewage Pollution
March 1, 2023
In an important step toward reducing sewage pollution to the James River and its tributaries, conservation groups and the County of Henrico have finalized a settlement agreement to reduce violations at the County’s Water Reclamation Facility and the system of pipes that send sewage to that plant.
Virginia Oyster Harvest Could Be Highest in 35 Years After VMRC Approves Season Extension
February 28, 2023
The Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) today extended the Virginia oyster season in certain waters after a recent evaluation found the Virginia oyster stock at its best condition in a generation.
Virginia House and Senate Commend Chesapeake Bay Foundation Environmental Education Program’s 50th Anniversary
February 21, 2023
Today legislators in the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates commended the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) environmental education program on its 50th anniversary with a joint resolution.
CBF Statement on New Bill to Examine Baltimore Region’s Water and Wastewater Issues
January 31, 2023
Today, Maryland, Baltimore, and Baltimore County officials announced a new state bill to create a task force to examine wastewater and drinking water issues in the Baltimore region.
Gov. Moore’s New Budget Includes Several Chesapeake Bay Restoration Priorities
January 20, 2023
Maryland Gov. Wes Moore’s newly released state budget includes funding for several high priority initiatives to improve Chesapeake Bay.
CBF’s Josh Kurtz Appointed Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary
January 17, 2023
Maryland Governor-elect Wes Moore today appointed Josh Kurtz as Maryland’s Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources.
CBF Praises Nominations of Redding, Dunn, and Negrin To Cabinet Posts in Shapiro Administration
January 11, 2023
Trisha Salvia, Interim Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) in Pennsylvania, applauded the nominations of Russell Redding and Cindy Adams Dunn to return as Secretaries of the Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture, and Conservation and Natural Resources, respectively.
CBF Statement on New Chesapeake Bay Commission Chair Anna Killius
January 6, 2023
Today, the Chesapeake Bay Commission (CBC) announced it selected Anna Killius as its new Executive Director.
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.
Court of Appeals Vacates Maryland’s Conowingo Dam License, Offering New Chance for Chesapeake Bay Protections
December 20, 2022
Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., vacated the license issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for Conowingo Dam.
CBF Applauds DEP Grants to Countywide Action Plans to Help Clean Up Local Waters
December 19, 2022
Harry Campbell, Science Policy and Advocacy Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) in Pennsylvania, applauded the announcement that the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) was awarding $12.2 million to help counties reduce polluted runoff and improve local water quality.
Virginia Gov. Youngkin Proposes New Funding for Clean Water Programs
December 15, 2022
Today Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin proposed budget amendments that would be applied to Virginia’s biennial budget approved last June.
CBF Issues Statement On Green 2.0 Report Card
December 13, 2022
Today, Green 2.0 released new diversity and inclusion data from environmental NGOs and foundations.
CBF Applauds National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grants to Improve Pennsylvania’s Water Quality
December 12, 2022
Across the Bay watershed, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) awarded 104 grants totaling $33.8 million that will leverage more than $30 million in matching contributions for a total conservation impact of more than $64 million.
1,000-Acre Fones Cliffs Property Goes to the Conservation Fund
December 9, 2022
After a years-long push to preserve an ecologically outstanding stretch of Virginia’s Rappahannock River from development, a 1,000-acre parcel along Fones Cliffs has been acquired by The Conservation Fund.
Air Board Approves Plan to Withdraw Virginia From RGGI
December 7, 2022
The Virginia Air Pollution Control Board today approved a proposal to begin a long-term regulatory process that could end Virginia’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
VMRC Rejects New Menhaden Fishery Limits
December 6, 2022
The Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) today failed to approve proposed regulations on Virginia’s menhaden purse seine fisheries, opting instead to propose a memorandum of understanding between the menhaden harvesting industry and Commission.
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