CBF Congratulates Regan on Confirmation as EPA Administrator, Praises His Commitment to Saving the Bay
March 10, 2021
The U.S. Senate confirmed Michael S. Regan as EPA administrator. At his confirmation hearing, Administrator Regan pledged the EPA would be a partner in meeting the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.
CBF Statement from President Will Baker on Being Honored by Maryland Senate
February 26, 2021
CBF President Will Baker, who announced in January that he plans to retire at the end of the year, issued this statement in response to the Maryland Senate resolution marking his retirement.
Pennsylvania's Proposed Budget Does Little to Address Chronic Underfunding for Clean Water
February 4, 2021
Unfortunately, Governor Tom Wolf’s $37.8 billion General Fund budget proposal for fiscal year 2021-22 does little to help the Commonwealth change course from being significantly behind in meeting its clean water goals.
After Major Striped Bass Decline, ASMFC Opens Fishery Plan to Comment
February 3, 2021
In another step towards rebuilding the striped bass population, an Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) panel will open the Public Information Document for Amendment 7 for public comment.
CBF Welcomes Court Rebuke of Trump EPA "Secret Science" Rule
February 1, 2021
A federal court today threw out the Trump EPA’s rule limiting the agency’s access to the best available science.
CBF Urges Legislators to Approve Climate Solutions Now Act
January 27, 2021
CBF is urging Maryland legislators to support a bill that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enable the state to plant millions of trees.
CBF President Will Baker to Retire
January 22, 2021
CBF President William C. Baker and the Board of Trustees today discussed succession planning for Baker’s retirement at the end this year.
CBF Applauds Biden Administration's Promising Start
January 20, 2021
CBF is thrilled the Biden administration has hit the ground running to reverse its predecessors’ dismal record of sidelining science, ignoring public health, and issuing flawed rules that undermine the intent of our nation’s bedrock environmental laws and the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.
CBF Praises DC Circuit Decision to Vacate Trump EPA's Affordable Clean Energy Rule
January 19, 2021
Today’s decision overturns the ACE rule, which contains the repeal of the Clean Power Plan, and directs EPA to write a new rule to regulate GHG emission from power plants.
CBF Statement on the Passing of Longtime Maryland Senate President Mike Miller
January 15, 2021
"The ongoing restoration of the Chesapeake Bay wouldn’t have been possible without a leader like Sen. Miller. He loved history, and he loved the Bay.”
EPA Decision to Retain Insufficient Ozone Emissions Standards Puts Bay Cleanup, Watershed Residents at Risk
December 23, 2020
EPA announced today it won’t tighten the existing insufficient limits on ozone pollution. The agency made this decision despite overwhelming evidence that the current standards fail to protect the health of the watershed’s most vulnerable residents.
CBF Praises Congress for Adding $2.5 Million to 2021 Chesapeake Bay Program Budget
December 22, 2020
Congress included a $2.5 million increase for the Chesapeake Bay Program in the $1.4 trillion fiscal year 2021 omnibus spending package it passed last night.
CBF Issues Statement Praising President-Elect Joe Biden's Pick for EPA Administrator
December 18, 2020
Before Gov. Roy Cooper tapped him to run North Carolina’s environmental agency in 2017, Regan was a senior official working on climate change and clean energy, and before that southeast regional director, at the Environmental Defense Fund.
Virginia Governor’s Budget Proposal Includes Significant Increase in Funding for DEQ, Farm Cost Share Program
December 17, 2020
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam yesterday issued proposed amendments to Virginia’s 2020 to 2022 biennial budget.
CBF Statement on Passing of Robert Bloxom Sr., Former Virginia Delegate and Agriculture Secretary
December 14, 2020
Virginia has lost a great statesman and advocate for the Chesapeake Bay with the passing of Robert Bloxom Sr.
On Poultry Pollution, Virginia Misses Opportunity
December 9, 2020
Today, Virginia’s State Water Control Board approved the 10-year general permit for managing waste from poultry farming operations in Virginia.
Clean Air Cost-Benefit Rule Threatens Limits Crucial to Bay Cleanup, Health Protection
December 9, 2020
EPA announced today it has finalized an unnecessary rule that threatens to undermine air pollution limits essential to restoring the Chesapeake Bay and its waterways and puts the health of the watershed’s most vulnerable residents at the greatest risk.
CBF Applauds House Passage of Ecosystem Restoration Bill
December 8, 2020
The U.S. House of Representatives today overwhelmingly approved the Water Resources Development Act of 2020, which authorizes ecosystem restoration projects in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and around the country.
CBF Issues a Statement on the Passing of Former Senator Paul Sarbanes
December 7, 2020
The Bay lost a great champion yesterday, when Paul Sarbanes, former U.S. Senator from Maryland, died.
CBF Issues Statement on Motion to Dismiss EPA Lawsuits
November 22, 2020
The Justice Department, representing EPA, has filed motions to dismiss separate lawsuits filed by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and its partners.
CBF Statement on Virginia Oyster Restoration Progress
November 20, 2020
Yesterday Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam celebrated the Commonwealth’s approval of $10 million in bond financing for oyster reef restoration in Virginia waters and praised the completion of oyster reef habitat construction in the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River.
CBF: Talen Energy’s Decision to Stop Burning Coal at Three Power Plants Will Help the Chesapeake Bay
November 11, 2020
The power plants—Brandon Shores and H.A. Wagner in Maryland and Montour in Pennsylvania—plan to cease coal-fired operations by the end of 2025, according to the energy company.
CBF Congratulates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Winning Presidency/Vice Presidency
November 7, 2020
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris.
CBF Statement on 2020 Chesapeake Bay Dead Zone
October 28, 2020
This year’s small dead zone is another positive sign that watershed-wide Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts are working.
Money Available for Hampton Residents to Plant Trees and Rain Gardens at Home
October 27, 2020
Hampton residents and businesses can receive funding this fall for planting trees, installing rain gardens, and other practices that reduce flooding and pollution by participating in the City’s RAIN (Resilient and Innovative Neighbor) Program.
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