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Chesapeake Conservancy: Obama budget contains $29M for bay

Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

RICHMOND, Va. — The Chesapeake Conservancy says the Obama administration included $29 million in the fiscal 2017 budget for land conservation across the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The conservation group says the funding will help protect significant wildlife habitat and historical ...

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Md. Lt. Gov. talks Chesapeake Bay cleanup plans

WASHINGTON — Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford attended the Chesapeake Bay Program Executive Council meeting Thursday where members announced strategies for meeting the goals of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe hosted the meeting, which was attended by Washington, ...

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Debate over Clean Water Rule comes to the Chesapeake

In the midst of a Congressional debate over the Obama administration’s extension of clean water regulations, local environmental activists and business owners gathered Wednesday to celebrate the Clean Water Rule’s impact on Maryland’s harbors and waterways. The Environmental Protection Agency ...

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Appeals court upholds EPA plan to clean up Chesapeake Bay

PHILADELPHIA — A U.S. appeals court on Monday approved a federal plan to limit pollution in the Chesapeake Bay despite objections from farmers, builders and others who accused the Environmental Protection Agency of a power grab. The ruling by the ...

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A new role for nonprofits saving the bay

While conservation groups typically stick to advocating for policy and regulatory changes, a few Maryland organizations recently found themselves playing an unusual role in helping investigators solve the biggest illegal poaching case on the Chesapeake Bay in 25 years. Earlier ...

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