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A heron is perched on a piling at sunrise on the Chesapeake Bay in Chesapeake Beach.

EPA pans Pa.’s latest Chesapeake Bay clean-up plan | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 20, 2022

Despite the criticism, state officials say they remain committed to holding up their end of the bargain.

Lancaster Co. agricultural conservation project ‘unique’ in its approach to meet Chesapeake Bay pollution reduction goals

BY: - April 14, 2022

Utilizing the state Conservation Excellence Grant, a part of the 2019 Pennsylvania Farm Bill designed to support farmers developing on-farm conservation practices, the partnering organizations said they have been able to provide local farmers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed with educational, financial and technical support for conservation best practices. 

Chesapeake Bay federal funding bump could be used to boost restoration efforts in Pa., bay advocacy group says

BY: - April 4, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program and technical assistance for farmers enrolled in conservation programs under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), would see a $2.6 million bump from 2022 funding levels to $90.6 million in the 2023 fiscal year. 

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Lawmakers ask Biden for new Chesapeake Bay funds in 2023 budget proposal | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 24, 2022

The lawmakers argue that creating a new CRFI would help Bay States - those within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - continue pollution reduction efforts in the agriculture and forestry industries in the hopes of meeting their "critical" 2025 deadline. 

DEP outlines a path for Pa. to hit ‘100 percent’ of Chesapeake Bay pollution reduction goal

BY: - January 6, 2022

The announcement by the state Department of Environmental Protection comes after a litany of criticism and legal challenges from neighboring states Virginia and Maryland, the District of Columbia, and environmental advocacy groups that the Keystone State wasn’t meeting its fair share of the cleanup burden. 

Va.’s Kaine, others, look to add Chesapeake Bay cleanup provisions to Pentagon spending bill

BY: - November 4, 2021

Stormwater is the only pollutant into the watershed that is increasing, according to Kaine’s office. More intense storms caused by climate change have led to heavier stormwater loads in recent years.

State Farm Bureaus back proposal for $737M Chesapeake Watershed cleanup initiative

BY: - September 21, 2021

Maryland and the five other Bay states are embracing a proposal from the Chesapeake Bay Commission to create a Chesapeake Resilient Farms Initiative, which would tap $737 million in federal funding over the next decade to help clean up nutrient and sediment pollution from farms in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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Wolf, Chesapeake Guvs. want $737M to help farmers to fight climate change | Wednesday Coffee

BY: - September 8, 2021

The move was welcomed by environmentalists, who say more needs to be done

Pa.’s Wolf, Chesapeake Bay guvs propose ‘Billion for the Bay’ federal funding initiative

BY: - May 13, 2021

The state leaders called for a “bold” spending plan and cast extra funding for the Chesapeake Bay as good for the economy as well as for the environment.

With fate of the Chesapeake Bay on the line, Pa. needs to up its game, advocates say

BY: - January 5, 2021

"If Pennsylvania does not meet its obligations ... the Chesapeake Bay will never be saved," William C. Baker, the president of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation said.

Bay states file suit against EPA for failing to hold Pa., N.Y. accountable for Chesapeake Bay restoration targets

BY: and - September 10, 2020

The lawsuit has been in the works since May, when the three-jurisdiction coalition notified the EPA it intended to sue the agency. Federal law requires any party attempting to take legal action against a federal agency to first notify the government and then wait at least 60 days before filing a suit to provide an opportunity to resolve the dispute outside of court. 

U.S. EPA boss slams Chesapeake Bay lawsuit as ‘frivolous’ 

BY: - May 20, 2020

U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler warned that the legal action will hamstring efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.