• Virginia Completes Major Oyster Restoration Projects

    November 30, 2021

    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam today announced the completion of major oyster restoration projects on Virginia’s Piankatank and Great Wicomico rivers, totaling more than 150 acres of oyster habitat combined.

  • CBF Supports Biden White House Proposal to Restore Environmental Review Rules

    November 22, 2021

    CBF today submitted comments supporting the Biden administration’s proposal to restore important protections to the rules for reviewing the environmental impacts of federal projects. CBF filed joint comments with the Choose Clean Water Coalition, the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed, and the Healing Our Waters—Great Lakes Coalition.

  • CBF Cheers House Passage of $27 Billion for USDA Conservation Programs

    November 19, 2021

    CBF hailed today’s 220-213 vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a $1.7 trillion budget package that would devote $27 billion to conservation programs run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • CBF Issues Statement on Green 2.0 Report Card

    November 17, 2021

    Today, Green 2.0 released new diversity and inclusion data from environmental NGOs and foundations. Green 2.0 is a nonprofit organization working to increase racial and ethnic diversity among environmental organizations.

  • CBF Congratulates New USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Robert Bonnie

    November 16, 2021

    CBF congratulates Robert Bonnie on winning Senate approval of his nomination to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm Production and Conservation. The Senate voted 76-19 to confirm Mr. Bonnie, who currently serves as deputy chief of staff for policy and senior climate advisor to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

  • House Passes Infrastructure Bill with Historic Boost for Chesapeake Bay Program

    November 5, 2021

    CBF hailed passage today by the U.S. House of Representatives of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, which boosts funding for EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program by a historic $238 million over five years.

  • CBF Raises Concerns over New MDE Permits

    November 5, 2021

    CBF raised serious concerns about municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permits that the Maryland Department of the Environment issued today for Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Prince George’s, and Montgomery Counties.

  • CBF Statement on Election of Glenn Youngkin to Virginia Governor

    November 3, 2021

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation Virginia Executive Director Peggy Sanner issued the following statement on the election of Glenn Youngkin to Virginia Governor.

  • CBF Statement on Passing of A. Linwood Holton Jr.

    October 29, 2021

    CBF Virginia Executive Director Peggy Sanner issued the following statement on the passing of former Virginia Governor A. Linwood Holton.

  • CBF Issues Statement on Water Quality Assessment

    October 28, 2021

    The most recent data from the Chesapeake Bay Program estimates that only a third of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal rivers are healthy enough to support essential aquatic species. The score is lower than the previous assessment, which the Bay Program attributes to unusually wet weather.

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