An Archive of 2014

Articles of Note 2014

Could Chesapeake Bay cleanup case be headed to U.S. Supreme Court?

December 13, 2014, Ad CrableLancasterOnline


Chesapeake Executive Council names Virginia's Governor McAuliffe as next chair

December 11, 2014, Chesapeake Bay Program, Chesapeake Bay News


Larry Hogan vows fight against Martin O'Malley anti-farm regulations

December 8, 2014, S.A. Miller, The Washington Times


Exelon to refile MDE certification at Conowingo Dam

December 8, 2014, Jane Bellmyer, Cecil Whig


Exelon to refile Conowingo Application

December 8, 2014, Josh Bollinger, The Star Democrat


UPDATED: Study: Dredging Conowingo would have less impact than thought

December 7, 2014, Karl Blankenship, Bay Journal


Hogan says 'we're going to fight' phosphorus regs

December 3, 2014, Phil Davis, DelmarvaNow


News-Post was wrong about Conowingo's impact on Chesapeake Bay

November 30, 2014, Paul Smith, The Frederick News-Post


Conowingo Dialogue: A County Commissioner Chimes in for the CCC

November 25, 2014, Dave Wheelan, The Chestertown Spy


Reassessing the cost of bay cleanup

November 23, 2014, Carole Jaar Sepe, The Frederick News-Post


Bryan Simonaire: A big dam problem [Letter]

November 22, 2014, Bryan Simonaire, Capital Gazette


Maryland Seeks to Deny Permit for Conowingo Dam

November 21, 2014, Daniel Menefee, Maryland Reporter


The bogus 'rain tax' repeal

November 21, 2014, The Baltimore Sun


Maryland seeks to deny permit for Conowingo Dam

November 21, 2014, Dan Menefee, MarylandReporter.com


MDE intends to deny Conowingo Dam permit

November 20, 2014, Josh Bollinger, The Star Democrat


Conowingo owner may lose permit over water quality

November 20, 2014, Phil Davis, DelmarvaNow


Md. intends to deny Conowingo power dam permit

November 20, 2014, WBALTV.com


State could deny key Conowingo permit

November 19, 2014, Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun


New report casts doubt on importance of removing Conowingo Dam sediment in effort to clean up Chesapeake Bay

November 19, 2014, Frederick News-Post Editorial


Md. can enforce dam cleanup

November 18, 2014, Bob Irvin, Baltimore Sun


Conowingo Dam Dialogue: What does dynamic equilibrium mean anyway?

November 15, 2014, The Chestertown Spy


Study says Dredging at Conowingo would Cost a lot, Help Little

November 14, 2014, Joel McCord, WYPR.com


Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc. Pens Letter to Governor O'Malley over PMT

November 14, 2014, Tyler Butler, WBOC.com


O'Malley rushes to propose new pollution rules

November 14, 2014, Michael Dresser and Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun


Conowingo Dam Report released, shows Dam is not the problem

November 13, 2014, Tyler Butler, WBOC.com


Study: Nutrients, not sediment, is main problem

November 13, 2014, Josh Bollinger, The Star Democrat


Conowingo Dam not a major threat to Bay, study says; others disagree

November 13, 2014, Daniel Menefee, Maryland Reporter


Report: Conowingo Dam not major threat to Bay

November 13, 2014, Phil Davis, DelmarvaNow


Dredging Conowingo little help to bay, study finds

November 12, 2014, Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun


Current plans to restore Chesapeake won't work without Conowingo cleanup, report says

October 30, 2014, Dan Menefee, MarylandReporter.com


Study Points to Dam as Main Source of Bay Pollution

October 28, 2014, WBOC.com


Conowingo Dam: "Missing Link" in Clean up the Bay

October 28, 2014, Don Rush, Delmarva Public Radio


Conflicting reports over phosphorus economic study

October 16, 2014, Phil Davis, Delmarva Now


PA General Assembly weakens protection for high quality streams

October 15, 2015, Karl Blankenship, Bay Journal


The Conowingo: The Chesapeake Bay Foundation Weighs in

October 6, 2014, Dave Wheelan, The Chestertown Spy


Coalition files Motion in Conowingo Fight

October 6, 2014, The Kent County News


Study: Chesapeake Cleanup Would Bring $22B Boon

October 6, 2014, Hope Yen, Associated Press


Bay cleanup tied to economic benefits

October 6, 2014, Nicole Gaudiano, Gannett Washington Bureau


Panel discusses blue crab's decline

September 23, 2014, Henley Moore, The Star Democrat


Candidates debate legal action in response to stormwater fee

September 17, 2014, Bethany Rodgers, The Frederick News-Post


CBF-PA: In major clean water set-back, House Committee reports out anti-buffer bill

September 15, 2014, PA Environment Digest in Gas Industry


Hershey raises questions at U.S. Senate water hearing

September 13, 2014, The Star Democrat


State at odds with County over newest preservation map

September 10, 2014, Cheryl Mattix, Cecil Whig


New Bay cleanup pact stirs debate

September 9, 2014, Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun


Current Bay cleanup efforts are throwing good money after bad [Letter]

September 9, 2014, Doug Burdette, The Baltimore Sun


Let the River Run Wild

September 7, 2014, John Waldman, Karin E. Limburg and Amy Roe, The New York Times


Report: Resurgence of grasses in Susky Flats may hold key for Bay

September 7, 2014, Cheryl Mattix, Cecil Whig


Official calls feds into fish fight

September 7, 2014, John Finnerty, The Daily Item


Sediment increase growing concern at Conowingo Dam

August 29, 2014, Trang Do, ABC 2 WMAR News


QA's joins Clean Chesapeake Coalition

August 29, 2014, Alex Wolf, Star Democrat


Restoring the bay also means recognizing what we can't control

August 27, 2014, Tom Horton, Bay Journal News Service


Time is Now to Get Facts Right & Act on Conowingo Dam

August 26, 2014, Robin Broder, Waterkeepers Chesapeake


Chesapeake Bay Foundation - PA Launches Clean Water for The Keystone State Campaign

August 26, 2014, David E. Hess, PA Environment Digest


One-year license extension anticipated for Conowingo Dam

August, 25, 2014, Jane Bellmyer, Cecil Whig


FERC tells Conowingo to improve fish passage at dam

August 25, 2014, Karl Blankenship, Bay Journal


Baltimore's overflowing sewers in action

August 22, 2014, Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun


State should clean up its act [Letter]

August 22, 2014, Susan Shaw, The Baltimore Sun


August downpour results in sewage overflow of 12 million gallons

August 22, 2014, Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun


Pollution Reduction

August 19, 2014, Editorial, The Kent County News


3.2 million gallons of sewage flowed into harbor during record rain

August 15, 2014, Mark Reutter, Baltimore Brew


In one month, the Chesapeake Bay's 'Most Critical' pollution could be unsolvable

August 8, 2014, Emily Atkin, thinkprogress.org


Clean Chesapeake Coalition Challenges Conowingo Relicensing

August 8, 2014, Tyler Butler, WBOC.com


Agencies respond to environmental group's phosphorus claims

July 17, 2014, Josh Bollinger, Dorchester Star


Study: Bay phosphorus pollution progress may be overstated

July 14, 2014, E.B. Ferguson III, Capital Gazette


Ten Worst States for Water Pollution

July 11, 2014, Sara Jerome, Wateronline.com


Intersex fish found in three Pennsylvania river basins

June 30, 2014, Chesapeake Bay News


Chemically impacted smallmouth bass found in more Pennsylvania waters, U.S. Geological Survey reports

June 30, 2014, Marcus Schneck, Penn Live


EPA finds progress, shortfalls in Bay cleanup effort

June 27, 2014, Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun


Toomey, Thompson join against EPA 'overreach' in watershed

June 24, 2014, Marcie Schellhammer, The Bradford Era


Trying to agree on Chesapeake Bay cleanup

June 23, 2014, Frederick News-Post Editorial


Pa. and the Bay

June 20, 2014, The Tribune- Review


Ignoring growth won't make it go away, nor restore the Chesapeake

June 18, 2014, Tom Horton, Bay Journal


New Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement signed

June 18, 2014, E.B. Ferguson III, Capital Gazette


Waterkeepers say new Chesapeake Bay Agreement not strong enough

June 17, 2014, Press Release - Waterkeepers Chesapeake, TheBayNet.com


New Bay restoration pact signed

June 16, 2014, Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun


Pa. falling behind on goals to reduce Susquehanna river pollution into Chesapeake Bay

June 11, 2014, Donald Gilliland, PennLive


Bay cleanup progressing but not on track, group says

June 11, 2014, Jeremy Cox, Delmarva Now


Conowingo Dam traps less sediment, a challenge to Bay restoration

June 10, 2014, Qian Zhang, Sea Grant Maryland


Pa. hindering Chesapeake Bay cleanup

June 10, 2014, Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Conowingo Dam's effects on Bay water quality to be discussed

June 4, 2014, The Star Democrat


Overall Bay health steady in 2013

May 29, 2014, Josh Bollinger, The Star Democrat


2013 Chesapeake Bay Report Card is Out, But News is Not Good

May 28, 2014, Tyler Butler, WBOC 16 (Salisbury, Md.) TV


The Cost of Cleaning Up the Chesapeake Bay

May 22, 2014, Kate Zook, USDA Blog


Poplar Island project and expansion authorized

May 20, 2014, The Star Democrat


Work together on Bay cleanup

May 16, 2014, Alan Girard (Eastern Shore director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation), The Star Democrat


Conowingo Dam is elephant in room in Bay cleanup efforts

May 15, 2014, Sen. Stephen S. Hershey Jr., The Star Democrat


Clean coalition comments on Conowingo at Cardin conference

May 14, 2014, Community Voice, The Kent County News


The Dam is not so threatening after all, geologists say

May 9, 2014, Joel McCord, WYPR News


Dam silt needs to be addressed [Editorial]

May 8, 2014, Editorial, The Baltimore Sun


MD Senator ties Conowingo Dam to Bay restoration

May 6, 2014, Don Rush, Delmarva Public Radio


Upriver pollution, not dam, bay's major threat

May 5, 2014, Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun


Panels downplay dam's impact on Bay health, cite high cost of dredging

May 5, 2014, Cheryl Mattix, Cecil Whig


Cardin holds Conowingo hearing

May 5, 2014, Rona Kobell, Bay Journal


Pepco agrees to be sold to Chicago's Exelon

April 30, 2014, Thomas Heath and Steven Mufson, The Washington Post


Challenge to Chesapeake Bay cleanup stirs national interest in election-year test of EPA power

April 29, 2014, Hope Yen, Associated Press, Star Tribune


The local fight to save the Chesapeake becomes a National fight over the Clean Water Act

April 23, 2014, John Light, Moyer & Company


More grasses in Bay, study shows

April 22, 2014, Josh Bollinger, The Star Democrat

Click here for the report


Chesapeake Bay Program submits report to Congress

April 9, 2014, Chesapeake Bay News

Click here for the report


Stormwater fee flap smoothed over

April 3, 2014, Tim Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun


There's a Battle Raging Over the Chesapeake Bay

April 3, 2014, Tyler Butler, WBOC.com


Many say draft pact for Chesapeake comes up short

April 2, 2014, Karl Blankenship, Bay Journal


CBN: Groups, individuals leave thousands of comments on Watershed Agreement

March 26, 2014, Chesapeake Bay News

Click here to view comments received by the Chesapeake Bay Program


CBN: Bay Program partners continue to slow pollution flow into rivers and streams

March 24, 2014, Chesapeake Bay News


Frederick accepts grant to combat pet waste

March 22, 2014, Kelsi Loos, The Frederick News-Post


Clean Chesapeake Coalition calls out EPA

March 19, 2014, Jane Bellmyer, Cecil Whig


Conowingo license needs EPA input, says Fithian

March 17, 2014, Craig O'Donnell, The Kent County News


CBF director wants open dialogue

March 14, 2014, Josh Bollinger, The Star Democrat


SUNDAY EDITORIAL: Move bay debate toward solutions - Count's decision to join coalition can't be  last step

February 28, 2014, DelmarvaNow.com


States fear 'power grab' by EPA in Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort

February 28, 2014, FoxNews.com


Md. Senate OKs Conowingo dredging resolution

February 27, 2014, Josh Bollinger, The Star Democrat


Report: Bay cleanup shows promise; more work and monitoring ahead

February 27, 2014, E.B. Furgurson III, Capital Gazette


States move to limit EPA's clean water authority

February 27, 2014, Ned Resnikoff, MSNBC


GOP lawmakers urge stormwater fee repeal

February 27, 2014, Bethany Rodgers, The Frederick News-Post


Resolution wanting feds to dredge behind Conowingo Dam gaining support

February 25, 2014, Alex Jackson, Carroll County Times


County officials call for state coordination on bay restoration

February 24, 2014, Daniel Divilio, Kent County News


States join farm bureau appeal of 'pollution diet'

February 20, 2014, Josh Bollinger, The Star Democrat


Wicomico Joins Coalition to Fight Bay Pollution Diet

February 18, 2014, Jeremy Cox, Delmarva Now


Sustainable farmer finds Chesapeake regulations to be unsustainable

February 18, 2014, Tom Horton, Lebanon Daily News


Michael Twining's opinion: Take another look at pollution sources

February 14, 2014, Michael Twining, Delmarva Now


Public Comment Requested on Final Draft of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement

The Chesapeake Bay Program office has released the final draft of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement and is seeking public comment. The public comment period will run through March 17, 2014 - To read the draft agreement and submit comments, click here: Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement


21 states, 8 counties join Farm Bureau challenge to Bay TMDL

February 5, 2014, Karl Blankenship, Bay Journal


Guest Column: In my eyes rain tax is a $6 billion blunder

February 5, 2014, Bryan Simonaire, Maryland Gazette


Florida opposes Chesapeake Bay restoration plan

February 4, 2014, Jennifer Portman, Tallahassee.com


Lancaster County Joins fight against EPA in setting pollution limits for farmers

February 4, 2014, Ad Crable, Lancaster Online


Chesapeake Bay advocates urge stricter controls on Conowingo Dam

February 2, 2014, Dick Myers, thebaynet.com


CBF questions Dorchester demand for coordination

January 30, 2014, Gail Dean, Dorchester Star


Maryland's grand plan to control Cecil County land rights

January 29, 2014, Daniel Schneckenburger, Delaware Online


Draft Watershed Agreement available for public feedback

January 29, 2014, Chesapeake Bay News


AFBF asks Court to restore state authority in Chesapeake Bay lawsuit

January 28, 2014, The Voice of Agriculture - American Farm Bureau Federation


Dorchester seeks protection for farmers, homeowners

January 15, 2014, Gail Dean, Dorchester Star


Delegate Cane seeks upgrades to Baltimore wastewater treatment plant

January 13, 2014, Jennifer Shutt, Delmarva Now


Wicomico County postpones decision on joining Clean Chesapeake Coalition

January 8, 2014, Jeremy Cox, Delmarva Now