The Choose Clean Water Coalition met with Members of Congress to discuss concerns surrounding funding for the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort. Specifically, the Coalition spoke with their members and staff about the impact of eliminating $73 million in funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program on local restoration efforts.
The President has released his budget for Fiscal Year 2018, which recommends that the $73 million budget for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program be eliminated and shutdown.
37 local, regional, and national nonprofit organizations around the Chesapeake Bay watershed submitted a joint letter to Governor Hogan and select legislators to show their support for state legislation to stop hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” from beginning in Maryland.
The first annual Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week will be celebrated from June 4-12 in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.