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  • Tiny but Mighty

    May 20, 2021

    Bees are critical to our culture, economy, and environment. So why are we losing them at an alarming rate?

  • CBF and FOR Applaud Action by Attorney General Herring on Fones Cliffs

    October 11, 2018

    (RICHMOND, VA)—The Attorney General's office has announced it has filed an enforcement action in Circuit Court that charges Virginia True with violations following illegal actions at Fones Cliffs, in Richmond County.

  • CBF Statement on Fones Cliffs Conservation Announcement

    October 3, 2018

    (RICHMOND, VA)—Terrell Bowers, who owns a portion of Fones Cliffs, has announced that his 250 acres of the cliffs is under contract for sale to The Conservation Fund for preservation.

  • 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 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.

  • A Call to Action for Hellbenders and Trees

    September 11, 2018

    There's no denying that I have a greater interest in the happenings in the Pennsylvania State House than my fellow 17 year-olds. But as a member of Pennsylvania's Student Leadership Council, I understand the value of clean water to the Commonwealth and recognize the influence the halls of government in Harrisburg have on our rivers and streams.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Hellbent on Clean Water

    September 7, 2018

    The Keystone State is renowned for its abundance of beautiful rivers, streams, and creeks. But roughly 19,000 miles of Keystone State rivers and streams are polluted. And one of its native critters is suffering.

  • 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.

  • Stop Pipelines' Devastation of Virginia Waterways

    August 21, 2018

    Recent months have deluged Virginians with storms and heavy rainfall, causing flooded roads, washed-out embankments, and mudslides. In the case of Mountain Valley Pipeline construction, these summer storms triggered extensive damage to Virginia's rivers and streams.

  • 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.

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