Today, the House Environmental Matters Committee passed HB 23, the Chesapeake Bay 2010 Trust Fund, formerly known as the "Green Fund."
The bill sets policy for the state to give $50 million per year toward measures that will clean up the Bay and its rivers and streams. The new version of the bill strips the "hardened surface" fee, and the House is currently looking for a new funding measure.
The full House must also vote on the measure, and then the bill will cross over to the Senate. So it's good news, but the fight isn't over yet. Contact your legislators if you haven't -- time is running out! Stay tuned for the latest developments!
Chesapeake Bay Foundation