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  • CBF Statement on Atlantic Coast Pipeline Oral Arguments

    September 28, 2018

    (RICHMOND, VA)—Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond heard oral arguments in a challenge to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline's water quality certification by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and other conservation organizations.

  • CBF Urges Passage of Keystone Tree Fund after Measure Is Voted out of House Committee

    September 28, 2018

    (HARRISBURG, PA)—Harry Campbell, executive director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Pennsylvania, applauded a unanimous vote by the state House Transportation Committee that could lead to the planting of more trees along streams and streets in the Commonwealth.

  • CBF Opposes Pipeline’s Buckingham Compressor Station Permit

    September 26, 2018

    (RICHMOND, VA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has submitted comments to the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board opposing the draft permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s proposed natural gas compressor station in Buckingham County, Virginia.

  • CBF Statement on Referral to AG of Fones Cliffs Violations

    September 21, 2018

    (RICHMOND, VA)—The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has referred violations by Fones Cliffs developer, Virginia True Corporation, to the Virginia Attorney General’s Office for enforcement. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation had called for a significant penalty for these violations.

  • CBF Issues Statement Concerning Oyster Sanctuary Changes

    September 5, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Today Governor Hogan announced that the state will shift restoration efforts from Breton Bay to the Manokin River. The decision to use only state funds for restoration on the Manokin raises serious concerns that the sanctuary could be opened to harvest in the future.

  • CBF Statement on Pipeline Decision by Water Control Board

    August 22, 2018

    (RICHMOND, VA)—The Virginia State Water Control Board yesterday voted to continue with status quo water quality protections for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Mountain Valley Pipeline. Chesapeake Bay Foundation Senior Attorney and Virginia Assistant Director Peggy Sanner released the following statement.

  • CBF Statement on FERC Pipeline Approval Challenge

    August 16, 2018

    (RICHMOND, VA)—Today the Chesapeake Bay Foundation joined a challenge to Atlantic Coast Pipeline approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, filed by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of CBF and other conservation groups.

  • CBF Statement on Halt of Atlantic Coast Pipeline Work

    August 13, 2018

    (RICHMOND, VA)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation Virginia Assistant Director and Senior Attorney Peggy Sanner issued the following statement following the decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission late last week to halt work on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline after the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated key pipeline permits.

  • CBF Issues Statement on Court Ruling on Chlorpyrifos

    August 9, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) President William C. Baker issued this statement following the decision by the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals requiring EPA to end its approval of the use of chlorpyrifos.

  • CBF Statement on Virginia Menhaden Compliance Decision Delay

    August 8, 2018

    (RICHMOND, VA)—Yesterday the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Menhaden Management Board postponed a decision on Virginia’s compliance with the latest menhaden harvest cap on the Chesapeake Bay reduction fishery until its February meeting.

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