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PA/Ches Bay Policy News

Pa’s failure to address Chesapeake Bay cleanup is hurting local drinking water: Dominic Bassani (PennLive OpEd, Apr 17, 2017)

In a tight budget year, Gov. Wolf rightfully makes Chesapeake Bay clean-up a Pa. priority (PennLive Editorial Board, Mar 10, 2017)

Protecting water quality without asking taxpayers for billions (Alloway OpEd, Gettysburg Times, Mar 1, 2017)

PA Farm Pollution Affecting Drinking Water In Susquehanna Watershed (Bay Journal, Feb 1, 2017)

PA Chesapeake Bay Commission Members Spotlight Need For Clean Water Fund In PA (PA Env Digest, Jan 30, 2017)

PA lawmakers propose water fee to raise cleanup funds (Bay Journal, Jan 26, 2017)

Funding common theme as Bay states confront 2017 environmental issues (Bay Journal, Jan 10, 2017)

[PA] Legislator takes the reigns of Chesapeake Bay Commission (Sun-Gazette, Jan 7, 2017)

Maryland Bill to Jumpstart Nonpoint Nutrient Trading Pilot (Bloomberg, Jan 3, 2017)

Pa. budget shortfall grows to $600M: What does it mean for you? – (PennLive, Dec 14, 2016)

DEP should partner with private sector (OpEd: PennLive, Sen. Richard Aument, Dec 13, 2016)

Lincoln Radio Network Interview with Dominic Bassani (Dec 8, 2016)

Legislation Introduced in Pennsylvania House and Senate to Implement Competitive Procurement to Help Meet Chesapeake Bay Mandates (Bion PR, Oct 27, 2016)

Chesapeake Bay Strategies Joint Hearing – PA Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs and Environmental Resources and Energy Committees (Oct 18, 2016)

Governor Wolf Announces a New State/Federal Partnership to Bring $28 Million to Help Farmers in Bay Watershed Improve Local Water Quality (PA.gov, Oct 4, 2016)

A perfect opportunity (Centre Daily Times, Op-Ed, Sep 30, 2016)

Chesapeake Bay pollution dropped dramatically in 2015, advocates credit the weather (Baltimore Sun, Sep 21, 2016)

Wolf nominates Patrick McDonnell to run DEP (State Impact, Sep 21, 2016)

State wasting billions in Chesapeake Bay cleanup (Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, Ed Schafer Op-Ed, Sep 20, 2016)

Sen. Richard Alloway wants to reboot Growing Greener (Public Opinion, Sep 19, 2016)

Clean Up the River (Editorial Board: York Daily Record, Sep 16, 2016)

Pennsylvania charges bottled water companies next to nothing to extract from state waters (PublicSource, Sep 15, 2016)

Midstate counties make Top 5 list of agricultural polluters (ABC27 News, Sep 13, 2016)

Conservation Districts: DEP Farm Inspections Not Resolved In Chesapeake Bay Watershed (PA Env Digest, Sep 8, 2016)

There’s a better way to clean up the bay (Op-ed: York Daily Record, Sep 8, 2016))

PEC Examines Pennsylvania’s Priorities on “Environmental Focus” (PA Environmental Council, Aug 18, 2016)

Pa. officials need to find a Chesapeake Bay fix before the feds do it for them (PennLive Editorial, Aug 5, 2016)

$4 Billion and nothing to show for it (Lebanon Daily News, Ed Schafer OpEd, July 27, 2016)

Rothschild: Committees can solve problems, or be the problem (MD County Commissioner Richard Rothschild, July 10, 2016)

Letter to the Editor: Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Efforts Require Creative Solutions (PA Senator R. Alloway, June 30, 2016)

Meet Chesapeake Bay needs (Times-Tribune/Scranton, PA, June 29, 2016)

EPA Will Develop Its Own Chesapeake Bay Nutrient, Sediment Reduction Goals For PA (PA Env Digest, June 17, 2016)

EPA: States Behind in Tackling Chesapeake Pollution Problems (AP, June 17, 2016)

National Milk Producers Federation Endorses New Legislation Creating Tax Incentive for Investments in Biogas and Nutrient Recovery (NMPF, June 16, 2016)

Acting environmental secretary expected to avoid ruffling feathers (StateImpact, June 7, 2016)

EPA Administrator McCarthy Calls PA’s Lagging Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Discouraging (Bay Journal, May 25, 2016)

Pa. can keep the Chesapeake Bay clean without hurting farmers – here’s how: Ron Kreider (PennLive OpEd, May 25, 2016)

Rep. Everett: Resolution For Water Use Fee Study To Fund Water Quality Improvements (PA Enviro Digest, May 24, 2016)

CBF-PA Calls For Clean Water Progress In Wake Of Quigley Resignation (CBF, May 23, 2016)

State needs farmers, private sector to solve runoff problem (Lancaster Online OpEd, May 22, 2016)

Wolf’s environmental protection secretary resigns (WTAE-Pittsburgh, May 21, 2106)

Secretary Quigley’s Reboot Plan Doesn’t Add Up (CABS press release, March 23, 2016)

Commonwealth Foundation blogs about SB 724 (CF, March 21, 2016)

The Chesapeake Bay Reboot Plan: The Real Cost (CABS press release, Mar 1, 2016)

Real DEP Reboot Costs vs. LBFC Study (CABS analysis, Feb 12, 2016)

Coalition Analysis of Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Reboot Plan (CABS press release, Feb 3, 2016)

Pennsylvania Unveils Comprehensive Strategy to Improve Water Quality in state and Chesapeake Bay Watershed (PA.gov press release, Jan 21, 2016)

Bion Provides Policy Update (Bion press release, Jan 7, 2016)

A Year-end Bay Message from the Coalition for an Affordable Bay Solution: Address Reducing the Massive Cost of Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Compliance in 2016 (CABS press release, Dec 29, 2015)

Major U.S. Livestock Producers Join Bion to Support Market-Driven Chesapeake Bay Strategy (Bion press release, June 30, 2015)

Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Financing Strategy Report Affirms Need for Change in Clean Water Spending (Bion press release, June 23, 2015)

Bion Vice Chairman Testifies at Senate Majority Policy Committee Hearing on Pennsylvania Senate Bill 724 (Bion press release, May 11, 2015)

Senate Majority Policy Committee learns of solutions to help state comply with federal mandates (SMPC press release, May 7, 2015)

Bion Responds to Pennsylvania Senate Bill 724 Critics (Bion press release, May 4, 2015)

Watershed Improvement Act Introduced in Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (Bion press release, April 20, 2015)

Bion Announces Pennsylvania Auditor General Issues Special Report on the Importance of Meeting Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Reduction Targets (Bion press release, April 13, 2015)

Wisconsin Approves Landmark Legislation (Bion press release, April 24, 2014)

Bion to be Panelist on US EPA’s Inaugural Water Quality Trading Workshop and Webinar

Food Security and Related Public Health are Issues of Growing Importance Worldwide, September 24, 2012

Pennsylvania Budget Includes Legislation to Evaluate More Cost Effective Chesapeake Bay TMDL Solutions, July 16, 2012

Bion Proposes Alternative Approach to Chesapeake Bay TMDL Nitrogen Compliance: Projected Cost Savings of 50% to 95% for Pennsylvania Ratepayers, June 8, 2012

Bion’s Vice Chairman and Kreider Farms’ CEO Speak at Healthy Waters Coalition and National Association of Clean Water Agencies Press Conference, March 8, 2012

Bion Responds to Food Safety Issues, June 15, 2011

Bion Responds to EPA Petition from Environmental Group, April 11, 2011

Evaluation of Nitrogen Delivery Rates – Evans, December 2010

Bion’s Comments on the Chesapeake Bay Draft Strategy

Nutrient Trading: Cost Containment – The Missed Opportunity, Sept 2010

Technical Opinion by Dr Paul Robillard as Referenced in the Bion Cost Containment White Paper

Policy Change – Bion website

Coalition for Affordable Bay Solutions – CABS website


Bills in U.S. Congress

H.R.5489 – Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act of 2016

S. 3248 – Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act of 2016


Bills in PA Legislature

SB 1401 – Water Quality Improvement Act

HB 2430 – PA Nutrient Credit Trading Act

SB 724 – Watershed Improvement Act

SB 1374 – Growing Greener III


PA Committee Hearings

PA Senate Joint Committee Hearing – Chesapeake Bay Strategies (Oct 18, 2016)

PA Senate Majority Policy Committee hearing on wastewater, stormwater issues (May 1, 2015)


Reports

Pennsylvania Auditor General Special Report: Importance of Meeting Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Reduction Targets

Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee Report: A Cost-Effective Alternative Approach to Meeting Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Reduction Targets

Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Restoration Financing Strategy Final Report