And the Correct Answer Is . . .
The American Chemical Plant Association
Okay, there is no such thing as the American Chemical Plant Association. The other three, however, are very real.
Here's a reminder about what happened: Just days after the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint was established, it was challenged in court. The American Farm Bureau Federation and groups like the The Fertilizer Institute, the National Corn Growers Association, the US Poultry and Egg Association, the National Pork Producers Council, the PA Farm Bureau, and the National Association of Home Builders filed a lawsuit arguing that the EPA and Bay states could not set limits for pollutants dumped into the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.
After losing their first lawsuit, the American Farm Bureau Federation and The Fertilizer Institute declared an all-out war on the Bay. They not only appealed the decision, they recruited attorneys general from 21 states (most all outside of the Chesapeake watershed) to support the suit: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
On November 17, 2014, the American Farm Bureau Federation appeal was heard. The court's decision is what we're waiting to hear back on.
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