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You are invited to FREE Summer Evening Lectures

June 15, 2017

Become a Bay Optimist this year! Join the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center every third Tuesday now through October for an evening of science and lively discussion.

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Success for Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Enforcement!

April 24, 2017

Maryland General Assembly Sets Aside Funding for Clean Water Enforcement
CLA provided legal support to Maryland Clean Agriculture Coalition (MCAC) and offered information to the Maryland Legislative Budget Committee concerning the impacts of declined water quality enforcement. As a result of hard work by MCAC and its partners, as well as CLA, the final budget passed last week by the Maryland General Assembly for FY2018 sets aside $400,000 to hire enforcement and compliance staff at the Maryland Departments of Agriculture (MDA) and the Environment (MDE), reversing years of declining funding for enforcement of environmental laws.

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Breaking: CLA on Capitol Hill imploring Congress to fully fund the Bay Program! CLICK HERE FOR MORE

April 6, 2017

President Trump’s proposed budget slashes the Chesapeake Bay Program funding to zero, which would destroy the hard-fought progress we have made to the health of the Bay. Chesapeake Legal Alliance was honored to join Choose Clean Water Coalition on Capitol Hill yesterday to ask Members of Congress to reject Trump’s proposal and fight for the health of the Bay through full funding of the Bay Program.

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Yellow Perch spawning in the headwaters of the Magothy River on February 26, 2017

February 27, 2017

Yellow perch spawning in the headwaters of the Magothy River on February 26. This is an area that the Maryland Department of Natural Resources had said could no longer support yellow perch! Another sign that we’re making progress on restoring the Bay?

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Will Scott Pruitt, EPA nominee, defend the Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts?

January 30, 2017

Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma’s Republican attorney general and President Trump’s pick to run the EPA, seemed to embrace the bay cleanup effort. He said the agreement “should be commended and celebrated,” promising to enforce it and to preserve funding for federal bay efforts.

But then when asked if he would defend the bay watershed’s pollution limits in court, Mr. Pruitt only promised to “consult with the States and other interested stakeholders about the issues raised in such litigation.”
For more on the latest news regarding Mr. Pruitt’s stance, click here.

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