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Chesapeake Bay watershed states call for federal support


ANNAPOLIS — Leaders of states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed called Thursday for continued federal support of the nation’s largest estuary. The Chesapeake Executive Council signed a resolution urging federal support and also elected Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan as its ...

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Chesapeake Bay Program funding could be kept in budget deal

Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

RICHMOND, Va. — A $1.1 trillion budget bill that would keep the federal government running through September fully funds the program that has coordinated Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts for decades. The bill contains $73 million for the Environmental Protection Agency’s ...

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Bay report: Chesapeake ‘in recovery’

A report from the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Bay Barometer calls the bay “an ecosystem in recovery,” with some data showing improvement in the Chesapeake’s health but others indicating continued problems. According to the report, issued on Tuesday, signs of resilience ...

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D.C. Mayor Gray to chair key Chesapeake Bay panel

RICHMOND, Va. — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray is the new chairman of the Chesapeake Executive Council, the policy-making body of the program overseeing the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. Gray’s election came Monday at the annual meeting ...

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Chesapeake Bay grasses down in 2011; rain, heat blamed

Underwater grasses in the Chesapeake Bay declined more than 20 percent last year, hurt by summer heat and heavy rains and snow melt that sent tons of mud and debris into the bay, the Chesapeake Bay Program said Wednesday. The ...

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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. ...

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Feds announce $10.9M in grants for Chesapeake Bay

WASHINGTON — Environmental projects across the Chesapeake Bay watershed will receive $10.9 million in grants. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture as well as the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and members of Congress plan to ...

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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 ...

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