Today, the Trump Administration released the details of its fiscal year 2018 budget for the Environmental Protection Agency, which proposes to zero out funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program, the Great Lakes, and other EPA Geographic Programs.Read More
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The Chesapeake Bay is a national treasure and has been the focus of federal regulatory and restoration efforts for decades. As the water quality in the Bay declined to historic lows, CBF opened its Federal Affairs office and increased its pressure on Congress and the Administration to Save the Bay.
In 2009, the President signed Executive Order 13508 which greatly increased the commitment of 11 federal agencies to implement the Strategy for Protecting and Restoring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. In 2010, the EPA set limits for 3 pollutants entering the Bay and established the Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint (legally known as the TMDL and state watershed implementation plans).
CBF works closely with Congress and several federal agencies to protect the Blueprint and secure policies and funding needed by states, municipalities and local governments to implement it and restore the Chesapeake Bay and the rivers and streams that lead to it.
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