2021 Article Archives

Articles of note

December 2021

Bay Program figures show PA led region in 2020 cleanup progress
Bay Journal, December 27, 2021

Blue Water Baltimore files lawsuit against city for pollution coming from Back River, Patapsco sewage treatment plants
The Baltimore Sun, December 15, 2021

Opinion: Bay Progress by Farmers, Against Development’s Currents
Maryland Matters, December 13, 2021

Stormwater requirements come under legal challenge in Maryland
Bay Journal, December 8, 2021

October 2021

MES Announces Pilot Dredging Project at Conowingo Dam
Maryland Association of Counties, October 14, 2021

Start of Pilot Dredging Project at Conowingo Dam
Talbot Spy, October 16, 2021

September 2021

Chesapeake Bay Magazine, September 3, 2021

July 2021

Chesapeake Conservancy pitches Easton on Chesapeake Bay national park
The Star Democrat, July 22, 2021

June 2021

The complex case of Chesapeake Bay restoration
Dredge Wire, June 30, 2021

FERC Establishes Office of Public Participation
FERC, June 24, 2021

Chesapeake Bay health edges up to C grade in report card
The Daily Record, June 22, 2021

May 2021

Bay Lawmakers Discuss Different State Strategies On Restoration
Maryland Matters, May 21, 2021

Fithian named Chesapeake Bay Ambassador
Kent County News, May 19, 2021

Susquehanna River Basin Commission marks 50 years
Bay Journal May 17, 2021

Governors say a ‘Billion for the Bay’ will help clean up the Chesapeake
Bay Journal, May 13, 2021

Baltimore Water Treatment Plant Upgrade Expected to Dramatically Reduce Sewage Overflows
Maryland Matters, May 10, 2021

A $430 million project that aims to curtail 80% of Baltimore City’s sewage overflows into the Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay was formally completed this week.

Chesapeake Bay and Environmental Progress at the Conowingo Dam
MDE, May 3, 2021

April 2021

Exelon Corporation declares dividend
The Daily Record, April 27, 2021

Chesapeake Bay Summit 2022 – Thursday, April 21 at 9pm

March 2021

FERC Relicenses Conowingo
FERC News Release, March 18, 2021

February 2021

Exelon To Separate Its Utility and Competitive Energy Businesses Into Two Industry-Leading Companies
Exelon News Release, February 24, 2021

Bay Crossing Study Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement Available For Review & Comment
The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA), February 23, 2021

Entire Eastern Shore Earns “All-American Road” Title
Chesapeake Bay Magazine, February 22, 2021

Conservation Group Study Questions Need for Extra Bay Bridge Span
Maryland Matters, February 5, 2021

Chesapeake underwater grasses decline for a second year
APNews, February 2, 2021

Dammed if you dredge, dammed if you don’t: Conowingo’s toxic muck a vexing problem for bay
Delmarva Now, February 2, 2021
*This comprehensive article has been a year in the making by Julia Rentsch, Regional Environmental Watchdog Reporter with the USA Today Network, and includes the Clean Chesapeake Coalition as a source.

January 2021

Conowingo Dam’s costly pollution cleanup could provide obstacles for efforts already underway in Lancaster County
LancasterOnline, January 30th, 2021

Killing the Chesapeake: Special report on how the Susquehanna River harms the bay coming Feb. 3
York Daily Record, January 29th, 2021

MD Governor, Board of Public Works approve contracts to study use of sediment from Port of Baltimore shipping channels for innovative reuse
AJOT, January 27th, 2021

Pandemic Stalls Study on Expanding Chesapeake Bay Bridge
WBOC, January 25, 2021

Plan outlines strategy to pay for Conowingo cleanup
Bay Journal, January 25, 2021

Let’s shore up efforts to make a Chesapeake national park
Bay Journal, January 20, 2021

Can the Bay region dredge its way out of Conowingo Dam problem?
Bay Journal, January 18, 2021