July 21, 2021
As Virginia seeks feedback from people affected by flooding to develop a coastal protection plan, CBF urges leaders to use this opportunity to provide greater water quality protections while defending vulnerable communities.
April 27, 2021
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is raising environmental justice and pollution concerns about a proposed compressor station in Pittsylvania County for the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The Lambert Compressor Station, an industrial facility planned to pump gas through the pipeline, would be built within five miles of four environmental justice communities with strong African American and American Indian roots.
April 23, 2021
CBF is encouraged by the announcement of an environmental justice director at DEQ and hopes it will prove a significant step forward in ensuring that Virginia’s communities have a meaningful voice in environmental decisions that could affect them.
Women Honored for Conservation and Urban Beautification Work in Under-served Harrisburg, Lancaster Communities
October 30, 2020
The Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership awarded its first Mira Lloyd Dock Partnership Diversity Awards to Rafiyqa Muhammad of Harrisburg and Kristen Thomas of Lancaster.
October 23, 2020
To truly achieve environmental justice in the Bay watershed, the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council, as well as the governments and institutions it represents, must address the barriers to meaningful participation that communities continue to face.
October 16, 2020
Today Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality released a long-awaited environmental justice study and announced that the agency is creating a new Environmental Justice Director position.
In Richmond, Trees Will Battle Extreme Heat, Pollution, and Injustice in Greening Southside Initiative
September 2, 2020
A major new initiative in southside Richmond will plant more than 650 new trees in neighborhoods suffering from extreme heat linked to racially-motivated housing discrimination in the past.