Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Tag Archives: chesapeake bay foundation

Judge approves Sparrows Point monitoring agreement

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says it hasn’t decided whether to appeal a federal judge’s approval of an agreement between the owners of the Sparrows Point steel plant and environmental regulators over monitoring of the site for toxic contaminants. U.S. District ...

Read More »

Bay foundation says cuts threaten bay restoration

ANNAPOLIS — The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says proposed budget cuts in Annapolis are threatening bay restoration efforts. The foundation says the governor has already proposed diverting $23 million from the $48 million Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund. A ...

Read More »

Obama cuts EPA, increases Chesapeake Bay Program

The Environmental Protection Agency’s main program to restore the Chesapeake Bay would get more money but other projects for the water way would be cut in the budget released Monday by President Barack Obama, a Chesapeake Bay Foundation official said. ...

Read More »

Maryland coalition calls for 4-fold flush fee hike

ANNAPOLIS — A coalition of Maryland environmental groups is calling for a four-fold increase in the so-called flush fee for sewage and septic system upgrades. A state task force is considering recommending a doubling of the $30 fee in 2013, ...

Read More »

Bay foundation links fracking, air pollution

An environmental group said Wednesday that infrared video shows air pollution streaming from natural gas sites that have been sprouting up across the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation said it sent the videos to the U.S. Environmental Protection ...

Read More »

Report challenging Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan questioned

A new assessment has found fatal flaws in an agriculture industry report calling for a halt in the new federally-led bay restoration strategy. The report said the strategy should be delayed until differences can be resolved between models developed by ...

Read More »

Pennsylvania seeks stronger look at drilling near water

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s state environmental regulators have agreed to take more precautions before they approve certain permits for oil and natural-gas drilling sites where well construction poses a pollution threat to some of the state’s highest-quality waterways. The state ...

Read More »