Chesapeake Bay area lawmakers urge EPA to enforce pollution standards

Pennsylvania and New York fell short in meeting their pollution reduction goals to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution sources by 2025. Lawmakers are pushing the Billion for the Bay Initiative to obtain more federal funding for Bay cleanup.

Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania fight clean water rollback

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency revoked two regulations last month dealing with clean water and air that present conflicting positions from the Trump Administration over the role states should play in protecting their own natural resources. The first came…

Chesapeake farmers target runoff reduction, lawmakers seek conservation funds

MIDDLETOWN, Maryland — A gaggle of excitable white turkeys gobbled and clucked in their pen at Open Book Farm on a chilly afternoon in late October. Most days, the birds roamed free in one of the farm’s pastures, scratching and…

Women block State House entrance to protest Potomac Pipeline

Five women, saying they were mothers and grandmothers, joined together to block the main entrance to the Maryland State House on Wednesday. All were arrested but released without charges. The five say their protest was an effort to convince the Governor to block the Potomac pipeline project. A decision on the project was expected Thursday.

Bills would update Maryland’s forest conservation law

Maryland’s forest conservation law has failed to protect some of the state’s best forests, scientists and environmentalists say.

Trump’s proposed Chesapeake Bay cleanup cuts face Hill battle

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s plan to slash 90 percent of Chesapeake Bay cleanup funding, which could dismantle several decades of environmental restoration, met resistance from Maryland’s Democratic congressional delegation. The cuts, which would drop the budget for Chesapeake Bay…

Drone-flying Vietnamese reporter sentenced to seven years

Dangerous Reporting: A series of profiles about foreign journalists imprisoned, in hiding, or silenced by courts for reporting on the most sensitive subjects in their countries By ASIA HESTER Capital News Service COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – The last text message…

Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay defenders hold breath, wait on Senate

WASHINGTON — If the Senate does not restore a deep, House-passed cut in federal funding to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program, the ripple effect on Maryland conservation efforts could be far larger than what the state would lose…

360-degree river maps: Tool for travelers, environmentalists

The Chesapeake Conservancy, in collaboration with 360-degree mapping company Terrain 360, are creating a virtual riverview tour of the Patuxent River. Terrain 360 founder, Ryan Abrahamsen, was out on his custom pontoon boat mapping the river Sept. 26.

Threats mount against Chesapeake Bay conservation efforts

After years of steady progress for Chesapeake Bay clean-up efforts, the conservation outlook is increasingly bleak for the country’s largest estuary—and the state that depends on it most, Maryland—says bay advocates.