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Chesapeake Bay Foundation Sues EPA to Force Cleanup

Article: Chesapeake Bay Foundation Sues EPA to Force Cleanup

WASHINGTON, DC, January 5, 2008 (ENS) – The Chesapeake Bay Foundation today filed a lawsuit to require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce pollution of all kinds enough to remove the nation’s largest estuary from the federal impaired waters list. Calling it “the most significant lawsuit in the history of Bay restoration,” with “unprecedented…

Two-year Milestones Set to Speed Chesapeake Bay Restoration

Article: Two-year Milestones Set to Speed Chesapeake Bay Restoration

WASHINGTON, DC, November 24, 2008 (ENS) – To accelerate progress toward cleaning up the nation’s largest estuary, the Chesapeake Executive Council agreed at its annual meeting on Thursday to set restoration milestones every two years. These milestones will focus the partnership on achieving the Chesapeake Bay Program’s science-based goals to reduce excess levels of nitrogen,…

Desperate Chesapeake Bay Watermen Threaten to Sue EPA

Article: Desperate Chesapeake Bay Watermen Threaten to Sue EPA

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, October 29, 2008 (ENS) – Watermen in two states, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and five other parties today notified the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that they intend to go to federal court to force the agency to require pollution reduction in the waters of Chesapeake Bay, the national largest estuary. Today’s notice of…

Pennsylvania's $170 Million Fair Share for Clean Water Plan

Article: Pennsylvania's $170 Million Fair Share for Clean Water Plan

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, April 9, 2008 (ENS) – A $170 million fund has been created to help wastewater ratepayers and farmers finance improvements needed to address Chesapeake Bay and statewide water quality improvement mandates. The Pennsylvania Fair Share for Clean Water Plan announced today is the result of collaboration by municipal authorities, farmers, builders, conservation districts…

Thousands of Variances Cut Into Maryland's Shoreline

Article: Thousands of Variances Cut Into Maryland's Shoreline

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, February 21, 2008 (ENS) – Maryland’s critical ribbon of shoreline, protected by law, is being fragmented by small developments – a walkway here, a deck there – that add up to environmental degradation, finds a new study by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. To stop these ongoing variances, the nonprofit group is calling for…

Chesapeake Bay Health Slipping Year by Year

Article: Chesapeake Bay Health Slipping Year by Year

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, December 11, 2007 (ENS) – The health of the Chesapeake Bay is deteriorating, according to a new report from the nonprofit Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Meanwhile, the governors of states bordering the Bay say they are doing their best to improve the health of the nation’s largest estuary and claim they are making progress.…