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  • Maryland Lawmakers Look to Greater Regulation in Pipelines

    March 16, 2019

  • Gov. Northam to Join Forum on Virginia Offshore Drilling Concerns

    February 22, 2018

    (NORFOLK, VA)–Governor Ralph Northam will join other distinguished panelists in discussing concerns about proposed oil and gas drilling off Virginia’s coast at a March 5, Blue Planet Forum titled Offshore Drilling: Perspectives to Consider.

  • CBF Statement on Atlantic Coast Pipeline Certification

    December 12, 2017

    (RICHMOND, VA)—Citing the need for additional information, Virginia's State Water Control Board today voted to delay draft water quality certification for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation Statement on Opening Atlantic Coast to Offshore Drilling

    April 28, 2017

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation Vice President Kim Coble issued the following statement regarding reports that the Trump Administration has proposed opening areas of the Atlantic coast to offshore oil and gas drilling.

  • Pennsylvania Court Decision Provides Environmental Protection

    July 27, 2012

    LeeAnn Murray, Pennsylvania Staff Attorney for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today issued the following statement in response to a recent Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania decision affirming the ability of local authorities to zone drilling activities. The Court additionally overturned a permit waiver provision. "The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania yesterday issued a significant win for the state's natural resources and citizens by closing a loophole in the regulation of drilling for natural gas. Their decision ensures the environmental protections of Act 13 are carried out by striking a provision that allows the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to permit a waiver of established setbacks from water sources.

  • PA General Assembly: Move HB1950 Forward

    February 6, 2012

    Matthew J. Ehrhart, Pennsylvania Executive Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and a member of the Governor's Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, today issued the following statement in response to the final Marcellus bill being voted out of conference committee."HB1950 represents a tremendous step forward for the Commonwealth in managing current and future drilling operations in the Marcellus Shale formation. This bill combines the best of the environmental protection provisions from both SB1100 and HB1950, and improved upon them. The result is a package that while not perfect, will help protect Pennsylvania's environment.

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