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.


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. 

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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. 

Virginia, Md. D.C. to sue EPA for failing to make sure Pa. meets Chesapeake Bay clean-up targets

BY: - May 18, 2020

The lawsuits will center on deficiencies in Pennsylvania and New York’s Phase III Watershed Implementation Plans, which were submitted to the EPA for review in August 2019. 

Va. Gov. Northam ‘discussing’ whether to take legal action against Pa., EPA over Bay cleanup

BY: - January 15, 2020

“It’s clear the Trump EPA must do more to ensure accountability across all watershed states,” said Northam spokeswoman Alena Yarmosky in an email. “Our administration is discussing various next steps with Attorney General Mark Herring’s office, Governor Hogan, and other regional partners.”

Maryland Gov. Hogan moves to sue Pa. for ‘falling short’ in Chesapeake clean-up

BY: - January 9, 2020

Saying that it’s repeatedly failed to uphold its commitments to reduce pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland’s Republican governor has directed his state’s top prosecutor to sue Pennsylvania in federal court. 

Despite progress, Pa. still has work to do to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, environmental experts tell lawmakers

BY: - January 9, 2020

When conservationists and farmers convened at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg on Wednesday, they had good news and bad news for a panel of state lawmakers that spearheads environmental legislation. The good news? The Keystone State has made big strides to reduce the agricultural pollutants it sends to the Chesapeake Bay, an estuary in […]

Enviros fume as Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan downplays rift with Pa. over Chesapeake cleanup

BY: - September 5, 2019

Just a week ago, the Republican complained bitterly that Pennsylvania was falling short of its requirements to reduce nitrogen in state waterways and had a $320 million funding gap to meet federally mandated cleanup goals.

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Maryland Gov. Hogan to Wolf: Pa. needs to up its game on Chesapeake Bay cleanup

BY: - August 29, 2019

In a sternly worded letter, GOP Gov. Larry Hogan said Maryland "urgently needs a more complete and comprehensive commitment from Pennsylvania."