(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker and Vice President for Litigation Jon Mueller issued these statements following notification that the American Farm Bureau Federation and others intend to appeal Judge Sylvia Rambo's ruling that Bay restoration efforts are legal.
William C. Baker said:
"It is disappointing that so much effort has to be spent in the courts, versus on cleaning up the Bay and its rivers and streams. We are confident that the Bay clean-up plan will be upheld on appeal. Judge Rambo conducted a detailed examination of the record, and her 98-page opinion details that the state and federal efforts to restore local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay are entirely legal."
Jon Mueller said:
"Since losing in federal District Court the Farm Bureau has contended that Judge Rambo's ruling gives EPA the right to stop farmers from farming. That is patently false."