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February 02, 2016

Chesapeake Bay Program Makes Measured Progress Toward Restoring the Watershed

The Chesapeake Bay Program and its partners are making measured progress toward the goals and outcomes of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, as experts report positive observations of pollution loads and living resource abundance.

October 08, 2015

Cleaner Air, Cleaner Waters: Story Map Illustrates Air Pollution Reductions Over Time

Today, the Chesapeake Bay Program unveiled a new story map showing how the Clean Air Act regulations, as well as decades of enforcement actions, have led to a steady decline in air pollution across the Chesapeake region.  In particular,…

October 06, 2015

Record $11.5 Million Will Support Cleaner Water, Improved Habitat in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

The Chesapeake Bay Program and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced the recipients of a record $11.5 million in grants for restoration, conservation and environmental outreach across the Chesapeake Bay…

July 30, 2015

Chesapeake Bay’s Underwater Grass Abundance Rises 27 Percent in 2014

Between 2013 and 2014, underwater grass abundance in the Chesapeake Bay rose 27 percent. The 75,835-acre total is 41 percent of the goal set forth in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement: to restore 185,000 acres of underwater grasses…

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In the Headlines

Read the past week's news stories about the Chesapeake Bay from newspapers and journals in the Bay region and beyond.

York County power plant glitch kills more than a thousand fish in Susquehanna River | Penn Live (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) 02/01/2016

Maryland chicken farmers seek relief from new manure rules | The Washington Times 02/02/2016

Schuh backs bill to raise cap on oyster shell recycling tax credit | The (Annapolis, Md.) Capital Gazette 02/02/2016

Navy to begin testing residential well water near Fentress for contaminants | The (Hampton Roads) Virginian-Pilot 02/02/2016

MD, VA lawmakers grapple with Bay-related issues | Bay Journal 02/02/2016

Curtis Bay plant faulted for releasing 12 times more nitrogen into the bay than permitted | Baltimore Sun 02/01/2016

Bay Barometer shows pollution-reduction efforts are working to restore the bay | The (Hampton Roads, Va.) Daily Press 02/02/2016

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