Groundbreaking Greenhouse Gas-Reduction Program at Risk in Virginia
December 7, 2022
By ending participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, often called RGGI, Virginia would lose a key tool for reducing air pollution from power plants, which contributes to pollution to the Bay.
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).
CBF Statement on Supreme Court Decision in West Virginia v. EPA
June 30, 2022
Today, the United States Supreme Court released its decision in West Virginia v. EPA. While this decision narrows the federal government’s authority under the Clean Air Act, it leaves room for EPA to act on its duty to tackle carbon emissions from power plants.
CBF Urges Fast Action on Tough Heavy Truck Emissions Limits
May 16, 2022
CBF today filed comments urging EPA to quickly finalize significantly stronger standards than what the agency is considering to cut nitrogen pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty trucks and buses.
Electrify Your Lawn Care to Help Save the Chesapeake Bay
May 6, 2022
Switching from gas-powered to electric lawn and garden equipment significantly reduces air pollution that contributes to smog—a major threat to human health—and the nitrogen pollution that harms waterways.
CBF Moves to Intervene to Uphold Air Board Decision in Mountain Valley Pipeline Lawsuit
February 1, 2022
In support of a recent decision by the Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board to deny the air permit for the proposed Lambert Compressor Station, CBF has filed a motion to intervene in a Mountain Valley Pipeline lawsuit pending in the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
CBF Applauds Final Near-Term GHG Standards, Urges EPA to Make Next Round Stronger
December 20, 2021
Today EPA released final limits on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs for model years 2023 to 2026. The rule reverses the Trump administration’s harmful rollback of these standards, which are essential to restoring the Chesapeake Bay and fighting climate change.
CBF Applauds EPA Move to Restore States' Ability to Adopt Tougher Auto Standards
April 26, 2021
CBF applauds EPA’s proposal taking the first step toward restoring states’ authority to adopt tougher clean vehicle standards than the federal government requires in their fight against transportation emissions and climate change.
CBF: New Maryland Court Ruling Should Prompt Action to Reduce Poultry-Related Air Pollution
March 12, 2021
On Thursday, Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Sharon Burrell ruled that the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) must regulate ammonia air emissions from large chicken farms.
"Do Nothing" Toxic Ozone Rule Challenged by Health and Environmental Groups
February 11, 2021
Today, fourteen health and environmental groups challenged ozone standards in a lawsuit in a federal appeals court. The move comes in response to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Trump administration’s last-minute refusal to strengthen the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone, and less than a month after Earthjustice sued the EPA over a similar rule affecting particulate matter.
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 Sues EPA for Failing to Protect Watershed Residents and the Bay from Particulate Pollution
January 19, 2021
CBF and environmental and public health partners today sued EPA for refusing to strengthen air quality limits for small, airborne particles (known as particulate matter).
Groups File Brief with D.C. Circuit Opposing Trump Administration’s “Indefensible” Clean Cars Rollback
January 14, 2021
CBF and several of the nation’s largest public health, consumer and environmental groups today presented the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia with a detailed and substantial case showing why the Trump administration’s rollback of the Clean Car Standards is unlawful.
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.
Virginia Air Board Approves Norfolk Shipyard Gas Plant Permit
December 4, 2020
Virginia’s State Air Pollution Control Board yesterday approved a draft permit for a proposed natural gas-fired combined heat and power plant at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia.
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Pennsylvania
November 23, 2020
The state is taking a stand against climate change and protecting human health, the environment, and the economy in the process.
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, National Parks Conservation Association Oppose EPA Proposal to Devalue Co-benefits of Air Pollution Rules
August 4, 2020
CBF and the National Parks Conservation Association have filed comments opposing EPA’s reliance on questionable legal authority to create a dangerously unbalanced approach to analyzing the costs and benefits of air pollution limits.
July 16, 2020
Clean air should be a top priority for EPA. But the agency is ignoring the science yet again, putting human health and water quality at risk by refusing to strengthen standards for particulate matter pollution.
CBF and Partners Return to Court to Protect Successful Limits on Toxic Emissions From Power Plants
June 19, 2020
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation announced its participation in litigation challenging the Trump administration’s unwarranted reversal of the legal foundation for limiting emissions of mercury and other toxic air pollutants from fossil fuel-fired power plants.
Continuing the Fight for Clean Power
June 3, 2020
The federal government has repealed the Clean Power Plan and replaced it with the Affordable Clean Energy Rule. Here’s what you need to know.
CBF, Partners Sue Trump Administration for Rolling Back Clean Car Standards
May 27, 2020
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and 11 partner organizations today sued the Trump administration in federal court for illegally rolling back clean car and fuel economy standards.
CBF Opposes EPA’s Dangerous Reversal on Mercury and Air Toxics Rule
April 16, 2020
EPA’s finding that it is no longer “appropriate and necessary” to limit toxic air emissions from coal- and oiled-fired power plants is irresponsible and carries dangerous implications not only for the Chesapeake Bay, but for future regulation of all hazardous pollutants.
April 3, 2020
At a time when science should be front and center and the basis for all decisions, the Environmental Protection Agency is pushing through a proposed rule that would limit the government's use of science to regulate dangerous pollution.
CBF Weighing All Options to Oppose Weakened Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Economy Standards
March 31, 2020
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is considering all options to oppose the final rule weakening vehicle greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards the Trump administration unveiled today.
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