2015 Article Archives

Articles of Note

Baltimore’s leaky sewage system remains a mess

December 17, 2015, OpEd, The Baltimore (Md.) Sun

Harris supports bill that would kill state oversight of Conowingo pollution

December 15, 2015, Dan Menefee, The Kent Guardian

Study finds causes for mutant bass in Susquehanna River

December 15, 2015, Don Hopey, The Pittsburgh (Pa.) Post-Gazette

Clean Chesapeake Coalition letter opposes dam relicensing

December 15, 2015, Peter Heck, Kent County News

Report: Baltimore underreporting sewage overflows into the Jones Falls

December 15, 2015, Trang Do, ABC 2 News – WMAR Baltimore

Local officials spend a lot of time thinking about sewage — here’s why

December 9, 2015, Rachel Bunn, The (Harrisburg, Pa.) Patriot-News

Regulating rural polluters in Maryland
December 4, 2015, Rona Kobell, The Baltimore (Md.) Sun

Clear water reminds us about Bay goal

December 2, 2015, Editorial, The Salisbury (Md.) Daily Times

Md. officials, wary oysterman await restoration results
December 1, 2015, Jacob Bell, The (Md.) Capital Gazette

Baltimore County Council approves phasing out stormwater fee

November 17, 2015, Larry Perl, Towson Times

Federal agencies welcome input on water quality milestones

November 17, 2015, Chesapeake Bay News

Bringing back Maryland’s oysters

November 16, 2015, Opinion: Mark J. Belton (Secretary, DNR),  The Baltimore Sun

Bay Program OKs controversial nutrient reduction credits for farms

November 16, 2015, Karl Blankenship, Bay Journal

Lancaster County still under the microscope when it comes to Chesapeake Bay cleanup

November 8, 2015, Ad Crable, Lancaster Online

Budget gaps strain Delaware’s progress toward federal Chesapeake Bay restoration goals

November 6, 2015, Annie Ropeik, Delaware Public Media

Farm Bureau asks Supreme Court to stop EPA abuse of Clean Water Act Powers

November 6, 2015, American Farm Bureau Federation

Groups ask US Supreme Court to hear EPA-Chesapeake Bay case

November 6, 2015, Farm and Dairy

Judge to hear arguments over fish passage at Conowingo Dam

November 5, 2015, Karl Blankenship, Bay Journal

Hydropower Legislation seeks to undermine the Clean Water Acton it’s 43rd Anniversary

November 2, 2015, Rupak Thapaliya, American Rivers

Bay foundation questions Baltimore County’s move to eliminate ‘rain tax’

October 26, 2015, Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun

New sewage treatment plant to serve 2 MD towns near Choptank River

October 25, 2015, Rona Kobell, Bay Journal

Why Balto. Co. doesn’t need the ‘rain tax’

October 24, 2015, The Baltimore Sun

Hogan proposes Chesapeake pollution trading plan

October 23, 2015, Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun

MD DNR creates position to address concerns of watermen

October 13, 2015, Rona Kobell, Bay Journal

It’s time for PA to reboot its commitments to Bay agreement

October 13, 2015, Harry Campbell, Bay Journal

Oyster season off to good start

October 8, 2015, Josh Bollinger, The Star Democrat

Fithian slams proposed moratorium on Eastern Shore chicken houses

September 22, 2015, Dan Menefee, Kent Guardian

Farm Bureau will take Chesapeake Bay water quality fight to Supreme Court

September 22, 2015, Farm Futures

If chicken houses are bad for the bay, Baltimore sewer pipes are worse

September 21, 2015, Opinion: Bill Satterfield, The Baltimore Sun

Delmarva Coalition to focus on helping reduce runoff from farms

September 21, 2015, Rona Kobell, Bay Journal

No end in sight for city’s $1.1 billion overhaul of leaky, polluting sewers

September 19, 2015, Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun

Advocating more hysteria, less science?

September 18, 2015, Opinion: Ronald H. Fithian, DelmarvaNow

Do the math, you’ll see people are the problem

September 18, 2015, Opinion: Eddie Johnson, DelmarvaNow

Riverkeepers point to ag as main Bay pollution source

September 15, 2015, Katie Williams, The Star Democrat

Must it be either poultry or the bay?

September 11, 2015, Editorial, DelmarvaNow

Rep. Gillespie: We must remediate sediment at old Pa. mill dams (column)

September 11, 2015, Re. Keith Gillespie, YDR.com

Environmentalists seek moratorium on new Eastern Shore chicken houses

September 7, 2015, Rona Kobell, Bay Journal

EPA: Maryland farmers lead in pollution reduction efforts

September 4, 2015, Sarah Fleischman, SoMdNews

Glossary: Susquehanna River pollution

September 3, 2015, YorkDispatch

Bay cleanup must be a group project

September 3, 2015, Editorial, DelmarvaNow

EPA assesses animal agriculture in three Bay states

Spetember 2, 2015, Chesapeake Bay News, CBP

EPA: Pa. lagging in Chesapeake Bay pollution reduction

August 30, 2015, Jennifer Fitch, Herald Mail Media

County’s Watershed Academy dedicates class project

August 27, 2015, Cheryl Mattix, Cecil Whig

New Greensboro sewage plant will solve longstanding problems on central Eastern Shore

August 27, 2015, Rona Kobell, Bay Journal

Take dams off rivers – but keep the electricity

August 25, 2015, John Waldman and Karin Limburg, Yale Environment 360

D.C. regulator rejects proposed Pepco-Exelon merger

August 25, 2015, Thomas Heath, The Washington Post

Coalition puts cleanup focus where it should be: Conowingo Dam

August 19, 2015, SoMdNews

Survey: Bay grasses increased in 2014

August 7, 2015, Josh Bollinger, The Star Democrat

Editorial: Stormwater fee measure continues to spring leaks

July 30, 2015, Carroll County Times

Federal facilities play role in Bay cleanup

July 27, 2015, Leslie Middleton, Bay Journal (MarylandReporter.com)

A failing bay cleanup

July 26, 2015, Editorial Board, Washington Post

Bay council releases management strategies

July 26, 2015, Josh Bollinger, The Star Democrat

Bay council approves stream, land protections as cleanup progress lags

July 24, 2015, Karl Blankenship, Bay Journal

Calvert BOCCC considers joining coalition to clean Chesapeake Bay

July 24, 2015, Sarah Fleischman, SoMdNews Online

States, federal officials vow to catch up on lagging bay cleanup

July 23, 2015, Timothy B. Wheeler, B’More Green (The Baltimore Sun)

PA Officials Reiterate Commitment to Clean Water, Chesapeake Bay Cleanup at Executive Council Meeting
July 23, 2015, PR Newswire

Chesapeake Bay report card: Progress on cleanup but challenges ahead
July 23, 2015, Elizabeth Koh, The Washington Post

Commit to saving Chesapeake Bay
July 21, 2015, Dick Thornburgh, Philly.com

Teachers’ union, Exelon top spenders on lobbying in Annapolis

July 18, 2015, Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun

New MPT documentary to focus on Conowingo Dam
July 16, 2015, Jane Bellmyer, The Kent County News

Hope for a healthier Chesapeake Bay

July 15, 2015, Southern Maryland Newspapers Online

Bay program increases focus on climate change

July 15, 2015, The Star Democrat  

Chesapeake Bay Lawsuit Aimed at Cows in Streams Rejected

July 14, 2015, Associated Press

Pennsylvania Farms Crucial to Chesapeake Bay Health

July 9, 2015, The (Boulder, Colo.) Public News Service

Appeals court upholds Chesapeake Bay cleanup

July 6, 2015, Jeremy Cox, The Daily Times

Court upholds EPA’s ‘pollution diet’ for Chesapeake Bay
July 6, 2015, Jessica Schladebeck, The York Dispatch 

Federal court again upholds Chesapeake Bay restoration regulations here
July 6, 2015, Ad Crable, Lancaster Online

Help revive Chesapeake

June 20, 2015, Editorial, The (Scranton, Pa.) Times-Tribune

Radiation detected in groundwater at Peach Bottom nuclear plant

June 19, 2015, Brett Sholtis, ydr.com

PA needs to keep Chesapeake clean
June 18, 2015, Amanda St. Hilaire, ABC 27 (Harrisburg, Pa.) TV

What happens upstream, shows up downstream

June 17, 2015, John Messeder, The (Salisbury, Md.) Daily Times  

Conowingo Dialogues: UM Horn Point’s Michael Roman

June 17, 2015, Dave Wheelan, The Chestertown Spy

Many are misguided about manure on farmland

June 10, 2015, Chuck Fry, MarylandReporter.com

Murky River Experiment Produces Clear Lessons for the Chesapeake Bay

June 3, 2015, Tom Pelton, WYPR.org

Concerns Mount on Pennsylvania Nitrogen Pollution Coming Into the Bay

June 3, 2015, Rebecca Lessner, The Chestertown Spy

Why did it take Md. decades to end overuse of chicken manure?

June 3, 2015, Tom Horton, Bay Journal News Service

Watermen win changes to oyster reef restoration

May 28, 2015, Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun

Environmentalists praise new Clean Water Rules; farmers upset

May 27, 2015, Rebecca Lessner, Maryland Reporter.com

Senators call for more Bay cleanup funds

May 27, 2015, Josh Bollinger, The Star Democrat

Comparing the Baltic Sea and Chesapeake Bay provides lessons for more cost-effective policies

April 28, 2015, Marc Ribaudo, USDA

Coalition for an Affordable Bay Solution Says Neither Environment nor Public Can Afford Status Quo Approach to Nutrient Reduction in Chesapeake Bay Watershed
April 27, 2015, The (San Francisco, Calif.) Business Wire

Maryland’s Conwowingo Dam Debate

April 16, 2015, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU 88.5

Chesapeake Bay’s surprising wins

April 15, 2015, Opinion, The Baltimore Sun

Still a ‘Rain Tax’ by any other name?

April 14, 2015, The Daily Times Editorial Board

Federal agencies outline progress in Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts

April 9, 2015, Chesapeake Bay News, Chesapeake Bay Program

Will dredging alleviate the Conowingo Dam sediment issue?

April 7, 2015, Darryl Fears, The Washington Post

Bay Program: Cleanup making progress

April 6, 2015, Josh Bollinger, The Star Democrat

Region lags behind on nitrogen goals; phosphorus progress questioned

April 6, 2015, Kartl Blankenship, Bay Journal

Will dredging alleviate the Conowingo Dam sediment issue?

April 5, 2015, Darryl Fears, The Washington Post

No to Exelon’s takeover of Pepco

April 3, 2015, Brian Frosh, The Washington Post

Amended bill aims to spark oyster management dialogue

March 25, 2015, Josh Bollinger, The Star Democrat

Bill aims to temporarily stall county WIP’s

March 24, 2015, Josh Bollinger, The Star Democrat

Hogan, lawmakers reach compromise on chicken manure rules for farms

March 18, 2015, Jenna Johnson, The Washington Post

Draft management strategies available for public feedback

March 16, 2015, Chesapeake Bay News

Bay protection strategies up for public comment

March 16, 2015, E.B. Furgurson III, Capital Gazette

Bill sponsor hopes to start the conversation on power dredging

March 6, 2015, Josh Bollinger, The (Easton, Md.) Star Democrat

Conowingo Dam cleanup backed by Senate committee

March 12, 2015, Phil Davis, DelmarvaNow

Ag groups back Hoan’s PMT

February 25, 2015, Josh Bollinger, MyEasternShoreMD

Scum on Susquehanna

February 24, 2015, Nikki Kraze, WNEP16

Capacity report holds no surprises for Conowingo Dam

February 20, 2015, Jane Bellmyer, Cecil Whig

UM Scientists launch new Conowingo pollution study

February 20, 2015, Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun

Horn Point to study Susquehanna sediments, nutrients

February 20, 2015, MyEasternShoreMD

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan plans to unveil his own chicken manure rules

February 19, 2015, Jenna Johnson, The Washington Post

Environmentalists troubled by Hogan’s prescription for restoring Bay

February 5, 2015, Timothy B. Wheeler, Capital Gazette

Lawmaker moves to impose canceled farm pollution rules

February 4, 2015, Timothy B. Wheeleer, Capital Gazette

Senate measure sees unlikely support over Conowingo Dam

February 3, 2015, Phil Davis, DelmarvaNow

A open letter to Timothy Junkin

January 30, 2015, Ronald H. Fithian, The Star Democrat

Legislation coming on farm pollution?

January 28, 2015, Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun

Long-term nutrient, sediment levels declining in Bay

January 27, 2015, Josh Bollinger, The Star Democrat

Glassman signs Harford ‘rain tax’ repeal legislation

January 27, 2015, Allan Vought, The Aegis

A new day dawns: Gov. Hogan ditches phosphorus regulations

January 23, 2015, Phil Davis, DelmarvaNow

Environmental group prepares legal challenge to Frederick County’s stormwater permit

January 20, 2015, Bethany Rodgers, The Frederick News-Post

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Challenges Stormwater Permits

January 20, 2015, WBAL NewsRadio 1090

Kamenetz proposes cuts in Balto. Co. stormwater fees

January 16, 2015, Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun
 Chesapeake Bay’s overall health remains largely unchanged, report finds

January 5, 2015, Ovetta Wiggins, The Washington Post

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Releases 2014 Report Card, Says Phosphorus Management Tool Needed

January 5, 2015, Tyler Butler, WBOC16