On Saturday, March 24, the House passed the Green Fund 96-41 - a very good margin of victory. The following Tuesday, CBF delivered 1,300 piggy banks to legislators showing tremendous statewide support for a dedicated fund for Bay clean-up. Now it's time for the Senate to act. The rhetoric is that they want to wait until next year to pass new revenue raising measures. But the Bay can not wait. Pollution does not stop. The 2010 Chesapeake 2000 agreement deadline to clean up the Bay looms large. We must act this year and put the resources in place to reach our clean-up goals.
Please take a minute to call your senator or send the embedded e-mail message and let them know you support a clean Bay and a dedicated fund to clean up the Bay. Eighty-four percent of Marylanders support a dedicated fund to clean up the Bay. Without such a funding source, it could be decades before the Bay and local rivers and streams are cleaned up.