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EPA to restore Bay Journal grant funds

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced plans to restore grant funding to the Bay Journal, ending a six-month controversy over its abrupt decision last fall to terminate the paper’s support.

“We are pleased that the EPA has recognized the contribution the Bay Journal has made for more than 27 years in informing the public about the Chesapeake Bay,” said Bay...

Pruitt says EPA reconsidering Bay Journal grant decision

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told a Senate committee on Tuesday that his agency’s decision to terminate a six-year grant that partially funds the Bay Journal was “under reconsideration.”

Pruitt, appearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, was questioned by Sen. Ben Cardin and Sen. Chris van Hollen, both Maryland Democrats,...

Bay Journal Media appeals EPA decision; files FOIA suit

Bay Journal Media, the nonprofit organization that publishes the Bay Journal, on Nov. 20 filed an appeal with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency contending that the agency’s decision to terminate a multi-year grant was unlawful and potentially an infringement on the First Amendment to the Constitution.

The EPA had notified Bay Journal Media on Aug. 23 of its intent to...

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