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New Report Shows Chesapeake Bay Health Improves

The health of the Chesapeake Bay improved slightly last year with underwater grasses the only area suffering a setback, according to an assessment released Wednesday by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation that sounded cautious optimism for a decades old effort now under tougher federal guidance.

01/02/2013

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Bay Pollution Trading Impact On Poor Questioned

The impact on poor communities of cutting Chesapeake Bay pollution through credit trading is being questioned.

08/15/2012

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Md. ‘True Blue’ Program Promotes Homegrown Crabs

If you have ever wondered where the crab meat used in restaurants comes from, Maryland state officials have an answer.

05/29/2012

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El Nino Could Hamper Hurricanes, Help Chesapeake

Forecasters says this hurricane season could be less active than last and that has environmentalists and researchers hopeful the Chesapeake will avoid a repeat of heavy rains that dumped pollution into the bay last year.

05/29/2012

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CBF Defends EPA Model In Bay Restoration Lawsuit

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is defending the model used by the Environmental Protection Agency to create the federal agency’s restoration strategy for the bay.

04/23/2012

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Md. Agencies Oppose Bill To Stop Further Bay Regulations

Maryland agriculture and environmental officials are opposing a bill to prohibit additional bay restoration regulations on farmers until other states in the watershed catch up to their pollution reductions.

02/21/2012

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Md. Watermen To Pull More Ghost Pots From Bay

Maryland’s ghost pot retrieval program starts again next month. State officials say watermen have until Friday to apply for work under the program.

02/21/2012

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Gov. O’Malley Testifies For Bay-Related Bills

Gov. Martin O’Malley says increasing fees on water use and limiting where developers can put new septic systems are essential to preserving the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

02/15/2012

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Farm Bureau Seeks Summary Judgment In Bay Suit

The American Farm Bureau Federation is seeking summary judgment in its suit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay restoration strategy.

01/30/2012

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Farmers Wary Of Possible Septic Tank Rules

Long blamed for many of the ills facing the Chesapeake Bay, farmers find themselves straddling both sides of proposals to deal with another source of pollution: septic tanks in housing developments.

01/19/2012

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Maryland Backing Off Meeting Bay Goals Early

Maryland environmental officials are backing off plans to meet Chesapeake Bay restoration goals five years ahead of other states in the bay watershed.

12/14/2011

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GAO: States Not Working Toward New Bay Goals

Chesapeake Bay watershed states are not working toward new restoration goals, according to a new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

09/23/2011

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