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Bay foundation reports more grasses, crabs and oysters

Bay foundation reports more grasses, crabs and oysters
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has reported that crab and oyster populations and the presence of underwater grasses have increased in the bay.



Supreme Court declines to hear challenge of EPA plan for bay

The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 29 declined to hear a challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “pollution diet” for the Chesapeake Bay, upholding the contested plan for bay cleanup goals for 2025.



EPA: Chesapeake Bay clean-up progressing in Virginia

A 2014-2015 interim report card on efforts by Virginia farmers to reduce pollutants reaching the Chesapeake Bay found producers are “generallyon-track for meeting programmatic milestones” in a multi-year effort.



Businesses, members of Congress, 22 states urge Supreme Court review of EPA bay ‘blueprint’

A wave of supporters filed friend-of-the-court briefs on Dec. 9, joining the American Farm Bureau Federation in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments on the Environmental Protection Agency's plan to micromanage state land-use and development decisions under the guise of the Chesapeake Bay water quality "blueprint."



Resource Management Plan program exceeds first-year goal

Since Virginia launched its Resource Management Plan program in July 2014, 278 plans have been developed for farms in the commonwealth’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.



Farm Bureau files for summary judgment in Chesapeake Bay case

The American Farm Bureau and other plaintiffs filed for summary judgment Jan. 27 in a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the agency’s total maximum daily load for the Chesapeake Bay watershed. 



Study: Less Delmarva poultry waste in Chesapeake Bay than EPA claims

Findings from a new University of Delaware study indicate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has overestimated the amount of chicken manure in nutrient runoff that originated with the Delmarva poultry industry and enters the Chesapeake Bay.



Legal arguments presented against EPA’s bay regulations

In its ongoing battle against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Total Maximum Daily Load, or TMDL, regulations for the Chesapeake Bay watershed, the American Farm Bureau Federation argued last week that the EPA is violating the Clean Water Act.