The Tide is Turning on Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic
March 5, 2021
The Biden administration freezes new drilling leases across the country, a promising signal that they take the risks of offshore drilling and threat of climate change seriously.
Seismic Blasting in the Atlantic Called Off
October 2, 2020
Yesterday oil and gas drilling companies stated in court that they would not move ahead with conducting seismic testing in the Atlantic for oil and gas reserves this year.
Offshore Drilling Ban Passes Virginia House and Senate
February 25, 2020
The full Virginia House and Senate yesterday passed legislation that would prohibit oil and gas drilling and related infrastructure in Virginia waters up to three miles off the coast.
CBF Statement on Offshore Drilling Ban Passing U.S. House
September 11, 2019
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act (H.R. 1941), which bans oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts
Is It Really Worth It?
September 11, 2019
The Trump administration's move toward drilling in the Atlantic threatens our way of life.
CBF Opposes Proposed Offshore Drilling
February 11, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"Offshore drilling poses unjustifiable risks to the Chesapeake Bay, our coasts, and the economy."
CBF Statement on Bill to Ban Offshore Drilling
January 23, 2019
(RICHMOND, VA)—A proposed ban on offshore drilling in Virginia’s waters is scheduled to be considered this Thursday by the Virginia Senate Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural Resources.
Seismic Blasting an Unacceptable Step Towards Offshore Drilling
November 30, 2018
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Today the National Marine Fisheries Service authorized five companies to conduct seismic blasting off a large area of the Atlantic Coast to search for oil and gas reserves.
Trump Plan Endangers Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs
August 28, 2018
It's difficult growing up a crab. Cold winters, predators, dead zones, vanishing habitat — these are just some of the threats a young crustacean faces. And now, a plan by the Trump administration to open the Atlantic seaboard to oil and gas exploration and drilling could upset the already precarious life cycle of the Chesapeake Bay blue crab.
This Week in the Watershed: An Unjustifiable Risk
January 5, 2018
Magic happens when fresh and salt water collide. Life explodes in estuaries, as they are some of the most productive ecosystems in the world. We witness this every day in the Chesapeake Bay, North America’s largest estuary.
CBF Issues Statement on Trump Administration’s Oil Drilling Plans
January 4, 2018
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)--Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement following the Trump Administration’s decision to open coastal waters to oil drilling.