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EPA to review Pennsylvania’s latest cleanup plan for the Chesapeake Bay

BY: - August 22, 2022

Will the third time be the charm for Pa.'s bay clean-up efforts?

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

A $220M commitment from Pa. could be a ‘game-changer’ for Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts

BY: - July 21, 2022

Pa.'s 'Clean Streams' Fund charts 'a new trajectory now in the restoration of the bay,' an EPA official said.

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What’s really polluting the Chesapeake Bay? | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - June 11, 2022

A new report finds the Chesapeake Bay’s health has improved but still falls short of meeting government commitments, especially in Pa.

Report: Chesapeake Bay’s health making gains; Pa. still needs to meet its clean-up commitments

BY: - June 8, 2022

The Chesapeake Bay’s health has slightly improved but still falls short of meeting government commitments, especially in Pennsylvania.

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

EPA names director for its Chesapeake Bay Program

BY: - June 3, 2022

Dr. Kandis Boyd will be the first person of color to hold a leadership position on government Chesapeake Bay policy.

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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.