May 27, 2015
CBF Issues Statement on Waters of the U.S. Rule
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"Now that the rule is in place, it is our hope that all of us working for healthy, safe water everywhere will have a common understanding and can work together to deliver what Congress promised us in 1972 when it passed the Clean Water Act—fishable, swimmable waters."
Will Baker, President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement following the release of the Clean Waters Rule.
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May 21, 2015
CBF Applauds Senators' Efforts Urging USDA to Take Leadership Role in Pennsylvania
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"CBF shares the concerns voiced by Sen. Cardin and Casey in their letter to Secretary Vilsack. We agree it is crucial that USDA provide more resources and technical assistance and target them to farmers in the Susquehanna River basin so Pennsylvania can fulfill its Clean Water Blueprint commitments."
Kim Coble, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Vice President for Environmental Protection and Restoration, issued this statement regarding a recent letter sent by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin of Maryland and Robert Casey of Pennsylvania to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.
May 6, 2015
CBF Says Cancer Found in Smallmouth Bass Furthers Case for Susquehanna's Impairment
(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says the discovery of cancer in a smallmouth bass caught on the Susquehanna River provides further evidence that more must be done to clean up the river and its tributaries, and that the river should be declared an impaired waterway.
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CBF In the News
May 27, 2015
EPA Issues Final Rules Protecting Drinking Water, Streams
(WMAR Baltimore)—The Obama administration issued new rules Wednesday to protect the nation's drinking water and clarify which smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands are covered by anti-pollution and development provisions of the Clean Water Act. Read More
CBF In the News
May 19, 2015
CBF Goes off the Power and Water Grid. Will You?
(Huffington Post)—Will Baker, CBF President, writes, "Last November, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation 'unplugged' the new Brock Environmental Center from the power grid as part of the center's grand opening festivities in Virginia Beach. It was admittedly a purely symbolic gesture—the building remains hooked to the local electric utility. But we wanted to declare to the world our intention to operate this cutting-edge center using only onsite renewable energy." Read More
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It's Oyster Season for Volunteers
Registration is open for oyster gardeners in Virginia and Maryland. And check the calendar for our upcoming reef ball building activities.
Register for Clean the Bay Day
Registration for Virginia's Clean the Bay Day is now open.
TURNING THE TIDE, SAVING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY
Digging A Little Deeper
May 26, 2015
CBF President Will Baker interviews Senior Scientist Dr. Beth McGee to discuss the how and why of urban stream restoration and the importance of addressing polluted runoff.
Something A Little Different
May 12, 2015
CBF President Will Baker interviews Vice President for Litigation Jon Mueller about the litigation over the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint
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