News

  • 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.

  • Is It Really Worth It?

    September 11, 2019

    The Trump administration's move toward drilling in the Atlantic threatens our way of life.

  • 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

  • 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.

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