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The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says dedicating state funding to cleaner water in Pennsylvania is a sound investment. Photo courtesy of publicdomainpics.net.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Clean water is a vital resource in the lives of Pennsylvanians, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation is urging Gov. Tom Corbett to address the importance of investing in it when he makes his budget address today. According to Harry Campbell, executive director of CBF in Pennsylvani

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A victory in federal court in Pennsylvania has been recorded for those in favor of recently-established pollution limits for Chesapeake Bay. Groups including the Farm Bureau and the National Association of Homebuilders took the matter to court, claiming that the EPA exceeded its au

Measures such as restoring stream-side forests, special management techniques of fertilizers, and planting protective vegetation called cover crops on fields that grow crops in the summer but would otherwise be bare in the winter, take advantage of conservation programs in the Farm Bill.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Over a two-year period in Pennsylvania, farmers have managed 100,000 acres worth of on-farm practices that reduce polluted runoff from entering local streams and the Chesapeake Bay. Measures such as restoring stream-side forests, special management techniques of fertilizers, and pl

PHOTO: There is good and bad news in a mid-term assessment of where Pennsylvania stands when it comes to implementing agreed upon goals to clean up local rivers and streams and the Chesapeake Bay. Photo credit: CBF staff

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Efforts in Pennsylvania to clean up local rivers and streams and the Chesapeake Bay are showing solid progress on some fronts, and are falling short in others, according to a mid-term assessment of two-year goals set by states connected to the Bay. Harry Campbell, executive dire

Tsou says McCarthy’s nomination holds special importance to a state such as Pennsylvania, where clean air is affected not only by pollution produced from within but also by entities in other states.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A U.S. Senate committee controlled by Democrats has given its blessing to the nomination of Gina McCarthy as the next head of the Environmental Protection Agency. That vote late last week came after some Republicans had tried to stall the process, and has people from both sides of

PHOTO: There's a lot riding on what Governor Tom Corbett has to say in his budget address Tuesday.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - There's a lot riding on what Governor Tom Corbett has to say in his budget address Tuesday, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation is hopeful his remarks will reveal a priority list that keeps things with the Bay moving in the right direction. CBF's most recent State of the Bay Repor

GRAPHIC: The 2012 State of the Bay Report from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation shows an improving picture but still a failing grade in terms of pollution and its effect on aquatic life and economies.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania continues to be a major player in the health of Chesapeake Bay, and a new report shows progress but still a fragile balance for that body of water. Harry Campbell, senior scientist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, says the 2012 State of the Bay Report puts the Bay

HARRISBURG, Pa. - There are only nine days left on Pennsylvania's legislative calendar, and environmental groups such as the Chesapeake Bay Foundation are concerned that the session could conclude without solid legislation in place to address potential problems associated with Marcellus Shale natura

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